Saturday, April 5, 2014


"The one with the potato scramble with grilled squash, spinach, pine nuts, and lemon herb goat cheese."

Place: Ella's 
Location: 500 Presidio Avenue (at California Street)
Hours: open for breakfast Monday - Friday at 7:00am; open for "Brunch" Saturday and Sunday at 8:30am
Meal: potato scramble with grilled squash, spinach, pine nuts, and lemon herb goat cheese ~ added eggs; and a glass of ginger orange juice punch

As this week marks the start of a brand new Baseball Season, I figured it was time to eat again at some of the restaurants in my Breakfastary Rotation. On the mound this morning was Ella's (see last 'blog-entry from January 11th, 2014). 

GO RED SOX!!! (Your 2013 World Champs)

GO GIANTS!!! (Your 2012 World Champs)

There were really only a few other choices on this weekend's "Brunch" menu (which changes every weekend and usually highlights what is seasonally available) for stupid vegetarians: lemon hazelnut ricotta pancakes (but I just had those on my last visit); ella's florentine (fried cornmeal, spinach, poached eggs, oven roasted tomatoes, and a pesto hollandaise); or folded omelette with ham, apple, jalapeño, and cheddar (which I would have ordered less the dead piggy parts, of course).

Today's potato scramble (and I opted for the "add eggs" option) was another interesting combination; all of the flavours worked well together. Spinach is always a winner as an ingredient; the lemon herb goat cheese was very good; and there were a lot of pine nuts. My toast choice was honey oat raisin, which I ate with some of their fresh homemade (restaurant-made, whatever) black raspberry jam. 

Ella's only offers Tabasco® Brand Hot Sauce (both the standard red and the green jalapeño) for condimentary supplementation. I went with some of my own Big Papi En Fuego Hot Sauce Off The Wall Triple Hot (Thanks, Kerry!) on part of the heap of potatoes and some Pickapeppa Sauce (Thanks, Amy!) on another part of the heap of potahtoes.

By the way, I also like tomatoes and tomahtoes, so there is no need to call anything off.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating: potato scramble ~ 6.7 

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