Sunday, June 25, 2017


Place: heartbaker

Location: 1408 clement street (near 15th avenue)

Hours: open Tuesday through Friday at 8:00am, Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am for "Brunch"

Meal: Omelette du Jour ~ cauliflower, mushroom, roasted garlic, onion, & Mozzarella, choice of kale salad or potatoes; a Peach Dumpling w/ Bourbon Crème Chantilly (well, that is what I am calling it; it was some kinda Bourbon-infused whipped cream dealy); and a cuppa Sightglass - Dark Roast

(Today's EweToobular juxtaselections? What else? Everyone knew that ol' Chesney Henry was a big fan of peaches and Bourbon... )

Keeping it basically local (I took the bus over there, but ended up walking the eighteen blocks back home) this morning, I decided to head back to heartbaker (see last 'blog-entry from Sunday, December 4th, 2016). This is a great little bakery-place, and if you get there early enough (I arrived there just as they were opening this morning), you can usually get in and out pretty quickly.

Today's other ideas that I was thinking about:
(off their Specials board)
"Veggie" (ugh!) Quiche ~ asparagus, mushroom, jalapeño, Parmesan (Hmmm?! Choices... choices... Do I go with the asparagus one or the cauliflower one? In the end I settled for the omelette choice because I figured it would be a bit more filling);
Chilaquiles ~ crispy tortilla strips in mild green tomatillo sauce, avocado, sour cream, Cotija cheese[1] + 2 eggs;
(off their standard "Brunch" menu)
Vegetarian Eggs Benedict ~ oven roasted tomatoes, sautéed Swiss chard, garlic, & smoked paprika Hollandaise, served on our herbed buttermilk biscuit w/ your choice of kale salad or house potatoes.

They were calling this a "Dumpling" in the display case, but it was more of a tart/puff-pastry thing. It was all very good, be it a dumpling or tart/puff-pastry thing. 

This was another great choice; I haven't had a bad meal there yet. The cauliflower was a perfect ingredient and added lots of fresh crunch (even though, I am pretty sure the cauliflower had been roasted a bit first so that it wasn't entirely raw). I was glad to see that they use the spelling "Omelette" with "du Jour"; you'd be surprised how many places will go with "Omelet du Jour". Why go to all trouble to use the the snooty-*ss Frenchy "du Jour", if'n you don't use the the snooty-*ss Frenchy spelling of "Omelette"?

For my side choice, I went with the roasted potatoes (even though I am a big ~ or baby ~ kale fan), because, from my past experiences there, I knew that these were also very good.

I asked the cute waitress/server-lady-person which specific roast/blend the Dark Roast Coffee was; however, I forgot to write it down, and by the time I got home... anyway, it was very good and strong, whatever the specific roast/blend was. My guess is that it was probably Owl's Howl (an Espresso roast) as that was what I had last time via a French press. They offer both a Dark Roast and a Medium Roast already prepared.

For condimentary supplements, heartbaker offers only Tapatío® Salsa Picante Hot Sauce. I used a little of my own (just five-to-six drops) Dixie Crossroads Hot Habañero [ sic ] Pepper Sauce (Thanks, Brian!) on the omelette and some 
(I went ketchup-worthy with this one, though) 
Laura Plantation Vidalia® Onion & Peach Hot Sauce (Thanks, Greg & Cindy!) on the potatoes; I figured it was already a peach-y kinda day, anyway. However, I made sure to leave the peach-Bourbon thing unmolested.

Up next:

I am not really sure...

Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Peach Dumpling (tart/puff-pastry thing, whatever) w/ Bourbon Crème Chantilly ~ 7.2;
Omelette du Jour ~ 6.7;
Sightglass - Dark Roast (whatever it might have been) ~ 7.1


1. This little bit of extra-added information provided gratis from one of my favourite World Wild Web-sites:

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