This weekend went by so fast! I got some beach time, pool time, and got to see the Gators kick some butt. One of the highlights of the weekend was the Tunnel to Towers 5k in Fort Lauderdale. Andrea, Jodee and I ran it together and got a respectable time of 31:56. We weren’t pushing too hard, just having fun!
Of course we were famished and thirsty after running, and I knew of just the place… the Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, a new spot downtown. It wasn’t too packed when we got there at 8:30 on a Saturday morning. It was very nicely decorated, fresh and inviting.
To celebrate the race, we decided to celebrate with something bubbly. I had a “Bellini”, which was made with champagne and mango puree. Andrea had a Mimosa with super fresh orange juice. I wasn’t a huge fan of the mimosa, I’m not a fan of too much pulp.
The prices are not cheap here, with the average meal costing about $12. But they use local, high quality ingredients. Jodee’s ordered the OB House Breakast, with your choice of eggs and other goodies. I first tried a bite of the cheese grits, wow, were they good. I really love good grits, but when they are bad they are really bad. These were creamy and soooo cheesy. I also had a bite of the 6-grain toast. The bread comes from a local bakery. It was the best toast I have ever had in my life! No joke. It was nutty and rich, but still light.
My sister and I split two things. The first was the “Mexican Ship Wreck”… 2 over medium eggs served over black beans and tortillas. The black beans were a little too soupy in my opinion, but the dish tasted very fresh. I especially liked the guacamole.
The other dish I split with Andrea was the OB Oven Pancake. They make the batter with sour cream which makes it extra rich. They pour the batter in a cast iron skillet and bake it in the oven. When I saw this my mouth just dropped wide open. It looked amazing. I had to dig in immediately! I took my first bite of the crisp edge and was in heaven. Light and crisp on the outside and custardy in the middle. Now this is a pancake. I delightfully ate my whole half…maybe even a little of my sister’s..shhhh.
I would highly recommend this place! It is not cheap, but worth it for the quality and the service. The server really knew his stuff. I can’t wait to try some of the other menu items… or just get that friggin awesome pancake again.
What’s your favorite “splurge” breakfast?