Egg Harbor: Johns Creek, GA, USA
We return back to Egg Harbor for brunch as a random request from my dad. Truth be told, brunch is brunch, and it has to blow me away for it to be noteworthy. I do have to admit though, there are certain things that I will pay hefty for and one of those things is any form of an Eggs Benedict. I think to make the Hollandaise sauce just takes a lot of time, and it is very difficult to poach an egg in the traditional style of poaching an egg. I sincerely hope that Egg Harbor does not use one of those microwaveable egg poachers because not only is that thing toxic when you place it under radiation (microwaves are considered a form of it), it just totally deflates the coolness of just simply poaching an egg.
This time, Momma L. and I split the Farmer’s Eggs Benedict – it comes with artichokes which was a nice little twist. I also ordered a side of turkey bacon to go with it. Poppa L. got what I believe was the classic breakfast and added a side of corned beef hash to his platter as well. We both got regular grits instead of the homestyle potatoes so unfortunately, I won’t be able to give a rating on that. But let’s continue:
Farmer’s Eggs Benedict
- perfectly poached, white was not overcooked (which sometimes happens)
- no basil hollandaise sauce as mentioned in the menu : -1 point!
- good flavor with the artichokes, not overbearing (ie. not too much artichoke)
- much “healthier” option (if you ignore the hollandaise sauce that is dripping on top).
- comes with side of mandarin oranges and grits or potatoes: grits are not as smooth and creamy as they are at Waffle House believe it or not. The cheese grits are better but still not smooth and creamy like I think they should be.
- good portions, big long strips
- not cooked extra crispy (unfortunately I like my bacon super crispy to get as much fat out as possible)
- good portions, large size for a small to moderate eater
- comes with two eggs, grits or potatoes, english muffin and you can add bacon/hash to it if you like — I can’t really comment on more than the size as I didn’t actually eat this dish.
- corn beef hash: super tasty, really large amount for a side order. Not over done, and tastes similar to a SPAM hash which most Asians love anyway. (Hello spam musubi!)
All in all a summary:
- Farmers’ Egg Benedict: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
- turkey bacon: *** (3 stars)
- corned beef hash: ***.75 (3.75 stars)
If you wanted to check out Egg Harbor for yourself, they have two locations in Georgia and multiple locations elsewhere, Indiana being one of them I believe. However, if you are in my neck of the woods, you can find them here:10270 Medlock Bridge Rd. Johns Creek, GA 30097, USA (770) 807-8018 http://eggharborcafe.com
Until next time, bon apetit!