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Over Easy Scottsdale or Herb Box DC Ranch for Breakfast?

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sunshineinaz Dec 28, 2009 07:23 AM

I have a friend who is coming into town staying in north Scottsdale and trying to decide between the 2 for breakfast (or open to someplace else). I love Herb Box for lunch but have never been for breakfast.
Thanks in advance.

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    Poerz RE: sunshineinaz Dec 28, 2009 07:33 AM

    Over Easy hands down.

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      danieli10 RE: Poerz Dec 28, 2009 07:40 AM

      Over Easy rocks. BTW, best low key deal on bloody mary's around -$5. The food is consistently amazing. I'd go just for the eggs.

    2. desertdweller RE: sunshineinaz Dec 31, 2009 09:34 AM

      Never been to OverEasy but what about First Watch on FLW and Scottsdale Road. Their breakfast skillets are to die for but I don't think I've ever seen a bloody mary on the menu.

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        danieli10 RE: desertdweller Jan 1, 2010 06:11 PM

        I don't think they have Bloody Mary's and I'm not a fan of First Watch under any circumstances.

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          Poerz RE: desertdweller Jan 2, 2010 07:13 AM

          First Watch is not in the same category as Over Easy or Matt's Big Breakfast. These are small places that turn out great food using the best products available. Both have national reputations and have been on the Food Network. First Watch will never make the Food Network.

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            desertdweller RE: desertdweller Jan 4, 2010 04:27 PM

            The OP mentioned Herb Box which, although I love, is quickly becoming a local chain. Additionally, they said nothing about insisting on locavore or FoodNetwork requirements. I stand by my recommendations for their skillets.

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              Poerz RE: desertdweller Jan 5, 2010 07:30 AM

              First Watch is a chain. Neither Matt's nor OE are locavore. In fact, OE brings in bacon from Wisconsin because they believe it's the best. Food Network isn't a requirement but it is an indication of quality. Try Matt's and OE and then compare them to First Watch. There is none.

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            chaiwalla RE: sunshineinaz Jan 2, 2010 12:15 PM

            I would also consider butterfield's pancake house (shea and scottsdale)...excellent breakfast all day

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              danieli10 RE: chaiwalla Jan 2, 2010 06:42 PM

              I really wanted to like Butterfield's, but I thought it was average at best and wouldn't go back. I'm admittedly tough on breakfast places as it is simply the easiest meal to make and the first one I learned as a kid. If you can't hit it out of the park with breakfast, don't bother. Pancakes, I admit can get tricky depending on which kind you make, but come on, eggs? I'll put my omelets against any in the valley.

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              sunshineinaz RE: sunshineinaz Jan 8, 2010 07:39 AM

              Thanks everyone for their feedback. We had a great breakfast at OverEasy and they were also really helpful with my friend's gluten intolerance.

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                Phoenix99 RE: sunshineinaz Jan 8, 2010 01:45 PM

                thanks for reporting back.

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