Saturday, July 29, 2017

Seal Rock Inn Restaurant

You know what ol' Robbie Burns once said: 
"The best plaid lands of mites and hens often go to Rye." 
(Well, ol' Robbie said it in Scotlandese and no one can ever understand what those people are saying, anyway.)

(This is their "official" web-site; however, it is basically useless. It does not list their breakfast [and especially] nor their International Omelettes menu items.)

Place: Seal Rock Inn Restaurant

Location: 545 Point Lobos Avenue (on the corner of 48th Avenue)

Hours: open at 6:00am every day of the year

Meal: Greek Omelette No. 2 ~ Feta cheese with fresh spinach, served with hash brown [ sic ~ printed as two words and in the singularity], toast (I went with the sourdough [or should that be "sour doughs"?] variety) and jelly; and a cuppa (and 1-1/2 refillas) their house Coffee

I was originally planning on revisiting the Grind Cafe (in the Lower Haight). They are supposed to open at 7:00am on the weekends. However, I arrived there about 7:10am and they still had their rolling gate down and locked for the morning. I figured that maybe they were just running a little late (there were no signs of activity inside, though). So, I decided to walk up and down Haight Street for about twenty minutes. (Unfortunately, absolutely nothing else is open that early on Saturday in the Lower Haight, so my options were definitively limited.) I came back to the storefront around 7:30am and there were still no signs of an imminent opening or any signs of life, so I just bagged it and headed back home to the Richmond.

Luckily, I had a viable (and very executable) back-up plan. I just drove over to Seal Rock Inn Restaurant (see last 'blog-entry from Friday, April 18th, 2014), which I was planning on heading back to tomorrow, anyway. As this restaurant is located directly down the street from me (about fifteen blocks or so), I figured I was going to be heading back this-a-way, any-a-way. I really can't believe that it has been three years since my last visit. Seal Rock Inn Restaurant has one of the best selections of omelettes in town (well, that is, if you don't include their French Omelette [assorted fruits with strawberries (seasonal), sour cream ~ this is supposed to be an "omelette"?!], Swedish Omelette [low fat cottage cheese & assorted fruit ~ contrary to popular belief, this does not include any soft and chewy fish-shaped candies, though], or Sunrise Omelette [don't even ask! ~ I tried it once on a self-imposed dare, but never again]).

Even though I had arrived there around 8:00am, I still had the entire front (covered/enclosed) patio area all to myself for the better part of twenty minutes. Before I had finished eating, another three groups of people later came in to join me.


I have always liked this omelette, but today's entry made me even more of a maven. The omelette came this morning with lots and lots (and I mean LOTS) of spinach and Feta. I am not exaggerating any here; it probably included at least a half-pound of Feta ~ and we're not talking just any crummy crumblies here, I mean, there were HUGE chunks of Feta stuffed inside! 

"But, gee, Brian, isn't that a bit of Feta-overkill?" 

Puh-lease! The only way it would be an "overkill of Feta" is if it actually killed me... and, even then, I would gladly succumb to that pleasurable form of Death. ("San Francisco man overdoses on Feta. Donald Trump is thinking of legislating [tweeting, whatever] a complete ban on all Greek imports.") I probably ingested my RDA[1] of Iron and Vitamin F(eta) for an entire week.

For condimentary supplementation, Seal Rock Inn Restaurant offers both Tabasco® Brand Hot Sauce (Original Red Sauce) and Cholula® Hot Sauce Original. I used some (I think I went a little heavy-handed on this one, though) of my own Pepper Palace Gator Bite Hot Sauce (Thanks, Greg & Cindy!) on the potatoes (or seeing as it is read as "hash brown", maybe I shoulda just written "potato") and just a little Dat'l Do-it® Spicy Jalapeno Hot Sauce (Thanks, Mom!) on the omelette (I figured [correctly] that the green [jalapeño] on green [spinach] would be a nice envious juxtaselection). 

Glen Bacon Scale Rating:
Greek Omelette No. 2 ~ 6.8 
(I normally would give this a 6.6, but due to the complete preponderance of Feta, I added another 0.2 Glen Bacon Scale points)


1. By which, of course, I meant "Recommended Dietary Allowance". However, with the amount of Iron in the meal, I suppose it may also refer to "Redland railway station".

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