I Can Eat 50 Eggs: The Omelettry
In honor of Paul Newman and “Cool Hand Luke,” I’ll review 50 days of eggs from 50 different restaurants.
Day 3: The Omelettry
4811 Burnet Road. 453-5062. Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
By Mike Sutter | Fed Man Walking | 01.03.12
I come from the Ballpark at Arlington school of naming things. Just Guns? Got it. Batteries Plus? Check. That’s why I like the Omelettry. Whatever else they do — nachos, BLTs, French toast — they dance with the dish that brought them. For $8.50, a three-egg omelette with broccoli and onions is a fresh tangle of florets with some bite left in them and white onions with browned, sweet edges and a snap in the middle. The eggs are folded over once into a well-cooked half-moon with flat tensile strength and a layer of melted cheddar. What pulls it all together is sour cream sauce with the balanced tartness of lemon to keep things interesting. The dish includes two breakfast sides or, and here’s the bonus, a short stack of pancakes. For size and taste, I’d put the Omelettry’s buttermilk pancakes against Kerbey Lane’s wagon wheels anyday, and the gingerbread glows like amber with a spicy warmth that fills the gap left by the holidays.
(Photos by Mike Sutter © Fed Man Walking)
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