Lamb Alameda @ Sunnyside Cafe
For those fans of "The Alameda" at Sunnyside...they have a newer variation of the dish, with seasoned and herbed lamb burger, spinach, feta, tomatoes, sandwiched between two slices of savory frenched toast, topped with two eggs over easy, and a light hollandaisse (sp?). There was something else I am missing, but altogether it's a mountain of artery clogging goodness. For health reasons, I am going to limit myself to two per year. In my opinion, this was a definite improvement over the original and I really liked the original.
I had a steak Alameda a couple months ago that was knock-your-socks-off good. Talk about breakfast of champions... They often have great brunch specials at Sunnyside--my wife had these lemon pancakes there once that she says were some of the best pancakes she's ever had.
Sunny Side Cafe
1499 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
I'm not sure if they had the lamb on the menu today when I had a sudden impulse for Eggs Benedict and stopped in to the Sunny Side. I do remember a buffalo burger special which was tempting, but the call of the Benedict was too strong. I'm glad I didn't resist it -- Sunny Side's execution of the dish was just perfect. I chose the Wildcat version with bacon instead of ham and some garlicky roasted tomatoes; they also have two non-meat options. It was really the Hollandaise that made the dish; it wasn't gloppy or too sweet, just perfect and tangy. The very crispy home fries were good too.