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Jan 9, 2010 04:28 PM

Unusual Eggs Benny? (YYC)

I have discovered a new love for this dish, but particularly in unusual combinations. For example, I tried the one at Cora's with mushrooms and brie, and I thought it was really good. At the Belmont Diner, although I ordered a regular breakfast, I saw a benny on the menu made with crab cakes instead of english muffins, which intrigued me. I'd like to go back and try it someday.

Do any other places do an unusual eggs benny like this? If so, where? I'm not really familiar with too many breakfast spots around here outside of Denny's, Humpty's, and truck stops. TIA!

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  1. AKA in Bridgeland ( pretty much across from Diner Delux) has eggs beeny on house made brioche. Choice of pork belly, house-cured salmon, bacon or sausage. I have only tried teh pork belly and cured salmon ones, they were both well done.

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    1. re: hungryneko


      Today I ended up at Phil's, and they only have one eggs benny (the classic one), but I found it really good. Now I want to go on a quest for more tasty eggs bennies in Calgary...

      1. re: Lainey1978

        I know it's not Calgary but if you're ever out in Canmore stop at Chez Francois. They have the best Eggs Benny. So, so YUM!

    2. Although I haven't been to one recently, Ricky's also offered variations on egg bennies.

      Here's a link to that part of their menu:

      1. Was at Moxie's on Sunday, they have eggs benny with scallop and crab cakes, and one with smoked havarti and pancetta bacon.

        Unfortunately, the eggs were cooked throughout, didn't look poached to me, rather looked like they put them in a cup and nuked them. The staff did come back with 2 new eggs, cooked in the same manor but with slightly runnier centers. The experience could vary with different location though.

        1. I find many restaurants don't do Hollandaise well so eggs benny's is something I'm kind of snobby about. Never really enjoyed the Hollandaise at Ricky's or Phil's.

          The one you mention from Belmont's - being served on crab cakes instead of english muffins sounds neat, I'm going to give that a try!

          My favourite eggs benny's are at the following places:
          - The Bison in Banff - they serve the bennies over a biscuit and used to have an amazing one over duck confit. I think they still have 4 different varieties now.

          - Wildwood in Whistler - 3 bennies sampler: one with ham, one with smoked salmon, and one with tomato/avocado

          - Joe's Grill in Vancouver - Eggs Florentine (with spinach)

          Diner Deluxe also has alright bennies: Canadian Bacon, Smoked Salmon, Beef Tenderloin or Veggie

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          1. re: foodkarma

            Unless they have changed it, Belmonts does a croissant instead of an english muffin, and the crab cakes replace the back bacon. Crab cakes are pretty popular as a fill in for the back bacon, but I really think that the croissant is a horrible idea for Eggs Benny.

            It gets soggy very quickly, and doesnt have the "crisp bite" of the traditional english muffin.

            1. re: RodVito

              Agreed - Galaxy has the same... and now that you've described the one at Belmont I think they are the same. It was quite soggy. I prefer the biscuit version.

          2. Oooh, thanks for the responses! Now I have lots to try. :o)