Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Breakfast in Reno at Bavarian World and the 5th Street Bakehouse.
Spring Vacation 2013, Part 11

UPDATE: The 5th Street Bakehouse has since closed.

One day in May while staying at the Harrah's in Reno I was peckish for a German breakfast. From downtown I walked a short distance through a clearly depressed neighborhood to Bavarian World, an expansive, restaurant, bar, bakery, deli and ethnic grocery.

For breakfast I ordered an Alpine Breakfast Platter. Featuring a charming little omelet with ham, tomatoes, mushrooms, and black olives; seasoned potatoes aren't crisped but still thoroughly cooked thru, sauteed onion adds dimension; apple pancakes – essentially thin slices of apple in a light, sweet, crisp batter; thick, crisp bacon; and lightly seasoned veal sausage links, meaty with a light crisp on the casing. A civilized meal! After perusing the deli I snacked on some creamy deviled eggs for dessert.

The next day, my last in Reno, feeling peckish I took a lengthy walk down W. Fifth to the 5th Street Bakehouse for the best chilaquiles I've enjoyed this side of the Chicago Board of Trade [see blog post].

Fried corn tortilla chips mixed up first with scrambled egg, then a mild red salsa. Though coated in egg the chips still offer some crispness; the salsa has a little zip. Onion, feta, and cilantro for garnish adds contrasting flavors. Dollops of guacamole and sour cream round out the dish.

Sadly, as of May 12, 2013, the 5th Street Bakehouse has closed due to an upcoming shopping demolition. Word is they are looking for a new location either downtown or slightly northwest. Let's hope so.

Bavarian World on Urbanspoon 5th St. Bakehouse on Urbanspoon

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