Sunday, April 23, 2017

(just plain ol') DeLucchi (???)

Place: DeLucchi

Location: 500 Corso Cristòforo Colombo (on the corner of Stockton Street)

Hours: open for breakfast Monday - Friday at 10:00am, and Saturday & Sunday at 8:00am

Meal: elvis in north beach ~ housemade (restaurant-made, whatever) peanut butter, applewood smoked bacon (which I ottantasei-ed, ovviamente), concord grape jam & bananas on toasted panini roll with a small mista salad (apparently mrs. salad was unavailable); a glassa grapefruit juice; and afterward, for a breakfastary dessert, un doppio Espresso e uno cannolo at Caffe Trieste

(Tuesday April 25th marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of the best [if not The Best] singing voices [male or female] to come out of the American 20th Century Music Scene ~ Lady Ella Jane Fitzgerald. Hence, the first EweToobular song.

Coincidentally enough, Tuesday would have been the 100th Birthday of one Elvis Aaron Presley, too.)

I went back to DeLucchi (see last 'blog-entry from Sunday, October 23rd, 2016) per mia colazione. It looks like they have now omitted the accentually confusing "Caffé" or "Caffè" or "Café" from their name. (Perhaps, too many stupid touristas or wise-guy 'blogsters must have asked them about which is the correct spelling of that portion of their name.) Their printed menu just has it as "DeLucchi" now, and on the windows it is simply stenciled as "DeLucchi", too. However, their original neon sign on the corner of the building still shows "Caffé DeLucchi". Gó fîggèr.

I thought it was a bit too chilly (and it was still in the shadow side of the building) to sit outside this morning on one of the sidewalk tables. Be that as it may (be that as it was), it didn't appear to be too cold for an Indian family (with two little kids) to sit outside, anyway... "You're a better family than I am, Gunga Dins!"

Confusingly accentauted (or absent altogether now) name aside, I want to get back there to try some other of their breakfast ideas still: 

polenta funghi ~ polenta, melted fontina, braised kale, mushroom medley & poached eggs

(I know I will like that a lot, too.)


mediterranean scramble ~ two eggs, Feta, olives, roasted red bell peppers, red onion, spinach, artichoke, capers with potatoes and toast

(Feta, spinach, artichoke, and capers? Öh, yèáh!)

I don't know. I was a bit disappointed in this meal. Don't get me wrong, it was okay and all, but I was really expecting the bananas to be fried or something. It was a bit messy/sticky to pick up and eat hand-held, too. I would also have liked more of their housemade (restaurant-made, whatever) peanutbutter in the sandwich. This is currently made with Concord grape jam (as stated on their printed menus), but their on-line menu lists it with fig jam. I bet this would be much better with fig jam.

Luckily, because I could, I substituted (consider it "major upgraded") the small mista salad (Is a bigga mista salad the norm in Utah?!) for their excellent artichoke hash. 

DeLucchi has three kinds of Tabasco® Brand Pepper Sauce (Original Red Sauce, Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce, and Chipotle Sauce) and Tapatío® Salsa Picante Hot Sauce for condimentary supplements. I used some of my own Dragon Breath Garlic Hot Sauce (Thanks, Mom!) on some of the artichoke hash.

Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
elvis in north beach ~ 6.2;
artichoke hash ~ 7.5

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