Food for Fox

Eggtc!

This is one of the best places to get breakfast in Kansas City and a Fox favorite.  Located at 51st and Main, Eggtc is part of a trio of restaurants, the other two being Minksy’s and Il Centro, under the same ownership.  The restaurant is open from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm daily serving both breakfast and lunch.  On a busy breakfast days like Saturday and Sunday expect to wait a little, unless of course you make reservations. Did you know you can make reservations at a breakfast place? They definitely come in handy for large groups or extra busy days like when there is a 5k run or something.

The Fox cannot resist ordering pancakes at a breakfast and Eggtc definitely has some of the best particularly the chocolate chip ones or the more seasonal sweet potato pancakes. On the most recent outing to Eggtc, this past Memorial Day, the Fox tried the breakfast tacos which were excellent. A mixture of eggs, cheese, jalapenos, and peppers placed on soft, but slightly crispy tortillas.  They were extremely flavorful and only a tad bit on the spicy side.

The service at Eggtc is great and they have been very good and handling large groups.  The restaurant is also one of the few that serves local Parisi coffee as their house coffee.  This provides a great cup of coffee to drink throughout your breakfast. They also serve various specialty coffee drinks and smoothies. Some other notable items are the Banana Nutella French Toast and the Eggs Benedict.  One more thing to note. For about a dollar you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your pancakes, french toast, or waffles. How awesome is that ?

The restaurant gets a pretty great shout out on Yelp. Check it out.

What is your favorite thing to eat at Eggtc?

Food for Fox

Foxes love to go out hunting. And nothing satisfies a fox’s appetite more than a good restaurant. This weekend the Fox dined out at Cafe Europa.  This is one of two restaurants located at the Crestwood Shops.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner with the additional brunch time on Sundays only.

The atmosphere is very warm and friendly with a touch of elegance that only exposed brick can bring.  The wait staff was extremely friendly and service was top notch.  Being the first outing at Cafe Europa, I was a bit surprised to find that the food on the menu was not, shall we say “europa”.  Expecting some type of european cuisine I was surprised to find pizzas, traditional steaks and chickens, as well as the “Crestwood burger”. Very American food.   I was also expecting “europa” prices! But while I was surprised I was not disappointed at all.

The pizza of the day, made with a ham and seasonal vegetables, was great.  It was just the right size and the crust was excellent.  The Crestwood Burger was hearty and delicious and the side of fries was something that any American would be proud of.

The Fox will definitely be returning to try some of the other items on the menu as well as the good looking pastries they have to offer.

Have you been to Cafe Europa? What did you think?