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'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.
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