Another Sunday, Another Brunch!
ZEGGS AMAZING EGGS:
I look forward to Sundays with little or nothing to do because it gives me an opportunity to delight in overstuffing myself and enjoying bountiful mimosas at any given hipster restaurant in the city. I have tried most of the popular brunch spots in the area before I started writing for the blog and will do so again, you know, for “market research” purposes. But there are a few I had yet to experience and Zeggs was one of them. And I must say I am happy for the opportunity! This also gave me another chance at another intergenerational brunch date with my mom because let’s face it, who doesn’t like brunch? There’s always something for everyone, and you can’t go wrong with your choice of breakfast or light lunch fare!
“So as a brunch and overall food lover, I pride myself on having an expansive pallet and my willingness to try new things.”
With two locations in the Louisville area,(One on Shelbyville Road in Middletown andthe other on Lime Kiln Lane near Ballard High School) Zeggs is an excellent place for a casual laid-back weekend brunch or quick work brunch meeting if needed. The décor is simple yet inviting, with nice wooden and steel tables and chairs and a nice sized and well-stocked bar area. I loved the seating by window and the soft natural-light lighting which makes for a calm relaxed atmosphere. My mother enjoyed having the Sunday paper available to read at the front as well.
So as a brunch and overall food lover, I pride myself on having an expansive pallet and my willingness to try new things. There are very few foods that I hate.... so how ironic that I try a place called Zeggs and I’m not a fan of eggs. Yes, this self-proclaimed brunch lover does not care for eggs. Now I will eat them.However, they must be accompanied with sauces, meats, chesses, or any other ingredient that will hide its “edginess” (I know it’s a made-up word, roll with it). But Zeggs hdall of my needs covered with thier many choices of Omelets, egg dishes, and other non-egg breakfast choices. My mother was happy with the abundance of al a carte dish and pastries.
I was in the mood for something savory than sweet. They have plenty to choose from both. From the savory side, There are dishes such as smothered chicken, beef and yolks, and a Marquis completed which is 3 eggswhipped, caramelized onion, bacon, baby spinach, and goat cheese. It sounded amazing and looked even better (I stole a look from the next table’s plate). However, I decided to go with an egg dish that had enough ingredients to take my mind off any egg taste I didn’t like. A Bueno Bendito, which is a Mexican like take on egg's benedict. And it. Was. Good. It consisted of 2 eggs poached on cornbread with chorizo, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, cojita, pepper jack, sirracha sour cream, and roasted tomato salsa. You know the feeling you got as a kid when you tried your favorite food for the very first time? Like Cheetos, Oreos, a candy bar, pizza? That rush that was almost euphoric? Well, it was all that and more. Literally, everything on my plate was one of my favorite foods aside from the egg and cornbread. And the combination of tastes and flavors was amazing. I plan to return and order again but will ask if I can just have it without the cornbread. It was a good taste but heavy and because I like the other flavors combined so well, I’d like to try it with just those and the eggs (which were perfectly cooked I might add). I feel like this dish was made just for me (like any self-absorbed millennial would) and although I have not tried even a fourth of the menu, I have already deemed it as my favorite.
“Cinnamon Skillet and a side of bacon and eggs”
My mother loves sweets and decided to go with the Cinnamon Skillet and a side of bacon and eggs. The Cinnamon skillet was a large sweet roll with korintje cinnamon, brown sugar, and burton vanilla icing. A very delicious cakey taste with a light glaze. It was like eating the ultimate coffee cake. Of course, we washed everything down with tasty mimosas. I should also mention that the portion sizes are excellent and unless you are sharing or just super hungry as I was, there is plenty to take home for seconds. Although most breakfast foods don’t reheat well, I believe with the fresh ingredients and well-made dishes you could at least have an extra meal for later in the day. Please try to support local businesses and restaurants. You never know what gem you may find, and this is definitely a place to try!