Brunches will now be more fun after the opening of the new breakfast place in our neighborhood. We tried it out last Saturday. The food was great. The ambience was great.
Before I get into more details on what we ate at The Griddle , let me give a little background of our brunches.
A few years back we decided to limit going to chain restaurants like Village Inn and IHOP to minimize eating processed foods. So, there was not much choice of restaurants in our neighborhood. We had no option but to drive somewhere from half an hour to 1 hr and then the wait time most of the time used to be an hour to an hour and a half.
This made the brunches anywhere from 4 to 5 hour activities. Last time when we wanted to go to some nice breakfast place, I called ahead and found that the wait time was 1.5 hours. So, we decided not to go.
Now, imagine my excitement when I saw this new place open in our neighborhood. I immediately stopped by to pick up the menu hoping to go there on the weekend. On a weekday, the restaurant was buzzing and that was another good sign.
The very next Saturday, we went around 10 AM. The drive was 2 minutes and the wait was 15 mins. Not bad at all. The menu was definitely interesting and after much deliberation (most of the items looked good), I decided to go with Savory Griddle Cakes – Veggie.
That was a great choice. It had jalapeño, tomato, onion and mushroom mixed in the pancake and topped with avocado and sour cream. It tasted amazing and even though it was a lot, I did justice and finished almost all of it. This was my first time eating a savory pan cake and am now a fan of it.
Ayesha and Heba liked their choices too. So, overall it was a great experience trying out some good food in a neighborhood place.
Here is some more info about the restaurant. It is owned and operated by the Garman family. Grandpa, Grandma, Son, Son’s girlfriend, Daughter, Son-in-Law and grand-daughter all work there in different capacities. Website is www.TheGriddle303.com
Thanks for reading and have a great day!