Omelets - Dish of the Month Minneapolis (Nov 2012)
The votes are in, and the Dish of the Month for November 2012 for Minneapolis/St. Paul is omelet.
Here's a link to the voting thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/875531
The goal is to collectively try as many different omelets as possible during the month of November! So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.
Link to October's Dish of the Month-Pho: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/871697
We tried Colossal Cafe in St. Anthony Park for breakfast today, and I got their mushroom, spinach, and provolone omelet. I was not impressed. Thin, rubbery egg with no flavor, skimpy on the spinach and cheese. The mushrooms were good and plentiful, but in general the filling was unpleasant due to extreme greasiness, lack of salt, and a pervasive burnt butter flavor. I will not be back for another omelet.
I don't eat omlets, as a general rule. But I was at Maria's today, and my sister-in-law ordered Pablos' Omelet - 3 eggs filled with rice, refried beans, and salsa.. She's normally pretty restrained about her meals, but she raved - twice - about her dish. This is the equivalent of a NYT column about a dish.
Me, I had my usual: Huevos Pericos. Scrambled eggs with onions, tomatoes, peppers, and that amazing salsa. But that Pedro's Omelet looks so good that I just might order it next time. (If I can resist the pull of those awesome corn pancakes, that is.)
I'd like to give a shout-out to the now-closed Soba and their wonderful omelets. I especially remember the salmon one. Yum!
(Sorry to bend the rules and talk about an old experience. They really stand out in my memory and nothing recent has been nearly as good.)
re: Dave MP
I went to Fat Nat's Eggs in New Brighton. I ordered the Fat Nat's Supremo Omelette: 3 eggs, chorizo, cheese, onions, tomato covered in Hatch green chili, served over home fries. I don't know if I had already had too much coffee so my tastebuds were dulled, but I was expecting more spicyness. It was fine, just nothing special.
However, I only ate half of the omelette and brought the rest home. Two days later, it was much better. I think the flavors had time to meld. I tasted more chorizo spice and the cheese was nice and gooey. The hatch green chili sauce had a nice smoky flavor.
Overall, I would go to Fat Nat's again but would probably try a different omelette...perhaps the Emily or the Jacob.
re: Dave MP
Was at the Graves last month - yearly visit which is essentially for food experiences in MSP. Must add that Cosmo makes the most meticulous and yummy omelets. I know that MN hounds really don't get there all that much because it's a hotel. I end up eating at least one breakfast and lunch while visiting, and it's never a lazy default choice just because we're staying there. Not only is the setting elegant and attractive, the service is impeccable.
Also had breakfast at Bachelor Farmer, another good omelet. Very different experience - bustling and busy and also relaxed if you get there early enough to avoid the wait, around 10 - 10:30.
But get yourself an omelet at Cosmo.
Had the omelet at Day by Day Cafe on W. 7th in St. Paul. Had bacon, mushrooms, & spinach on it. It was really good.