Saturday, September 6, 2008
Breakfast Pie at Left Fork Grill...
Left Fork Grill, 68 W. 3500 S., Salt Lake City, UT
Since it was closed on Monday, Susan and I decided to go here on Tuesday. I've read about this place like a million times (on UrbanSpoon when I lock in "breakfast" it brings it up every time). It used to be called Kramer's Diner, and I went there once back then but wasn't overly impressed. When we arrived, the first thing Susan noticed were the (homemade-looking) pies cooling on the countertop. She asked our server if the pies were made fresh daily and indeed they were. Our server was very friendly, very chatty, and raved about the food with conviction that was undeniably sincere.
We looked over the menu and decided on our picks: Susan ordered the biscuits and gravy with eggs and homemade sausage.
Susan loved it. I tried and also was impressed. The gravy had a hint of tanginess in the background - we think it was made with buttermilk. So good.
I've been addicted to eggs benedict lately (not even kidding, I eat it like once a week and have for probably 3 months now...), so that seemed like the natural choice for me. Of course, I got cheese on my hashbrowns, because that's what I do.
This was the first time I'd been asked how I wanted my eggs poached. As someone who is anti under-poached eggs, I jumped at the chance to tell her I wanted just a little bit of runny yolk. Everything was perfectly cooked and totally tasty.
Towards the end of our meal, Susan decided she wanted a piece of blueberry pie. Did she want it heated? Yes. With a scoop of vanilla? (Smile-frown, nod).
I don't consider myself much of a pie person (I actually consider myself NOT a pie person), but even at 2-days old, this pie would convert me to pie-loving.
All in all, this is a great value for the money. The staff made us feel like part of the fam, the food was fantastic and all home-made, and the atmosphere was fun. This may become my new pre-work breakfast destination (if I can manage to get up on time!)