Whenever we migrate South to B'ham, we obviously have to plan our schedules around all of our favorite places to eat at home that we miss. So naturally, when one of our besties's and her husband (Ashley and Steven) opened a restaurant in our hometown, it was a priority to check it out. Imagine the feel of small town diner, but with a retro-modern flare, and you've got Over Easy.
I went with my mom Wednesday morning AFTER my run (so that I could eat more). For someone who is indecisive to an annoying fault [sidenote: sal can attest to the "annoying" part], the menu had way too many amazing looking items to choose from. So in typical Liv fashion, I narrowed it down to my top two choices and deferred the decision to Steven.
First, let's describe for you these two options and you'll understand why such a decision was so laborious:
Italian Eggs Benedict – a poached egg with crispy prosciutto and house made pesto (made lovingly by Steven himself ever morning) served on a polenta cake
The "Easy Does It" - a three egg omelette with spinach, sautéed mushrooms, goat cheese, and basil pesto
See – hard decision. Steven indicated that the Italian Eggs Benedict was his own personal creation so I went with that. [Plus I'm like 1/8 Italian – so duh]. Oooo emmm gee! When the plate was delivered, you could smell the freshly made pesto - it was scrumptious.
My mom ordered some "fluffy stuff," their oh-so-cute name for the pancakes and French toast deliciousness. I can attest to the fluffiness because I may or may not have polished off tasted hers. Rhonda (that's my mom) cannot go to any breakfast place (at least a place that just opened) without sampling their biscuits and gravy. So she ordered some – and it too was yummy.
Sal hit it up on Friday morning with her parents and had the Heuvos Rancheros. Description: two crispy flour tortillas, scrambled eggs, bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, Monterey jack, jalapeno peppers and chorizo sausage, topped with sour cream and spicy salsa! And word to the wise – it ain't for the faint palette. It packed quite a punch of spiciness – but was unbelievably tasty.
|Ash + Steve-o|
So for our first Footsy restaurant review we give Over Easy two big toes ways up! And we're super proud of our friends Ashley and Steven, for opening such a fine establishment. We look forward to many returns and can't wait to go back when the weather is a little nicer so we can sit outside on the patio with a perfect cup of joe after a morning run. Also, we're both eyeing the 'Bama style pimento cheese for lunch (pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and arugula on toasted sourdough bread)! So if you're ever I the 'ham (like maybe for the Mercedes Marathon?) – you should take yourself to Over Easy, open every day but Mondays for breakfast and lunch!