Thursday, April 3, 2014

Everything Hashbrowns and Monster Skillets aplenty at the Waveland Cafe.

A couple of visits to the Waveland Cafe reminded me why it still remains a popular place for a no-nonsense breakfast. The crowds who frequent the place – often waiting in lines even outside the door – aren’t my cup of tea so I made certain to arrive as early as possible over the course of several Saturdays.

Waveland's Everything Hashbrowns are fairly satisfying with ham, green pepper, jalapeño, onion, tomato, mushroom, and slices of Swiss and American processed cheese. Accessorizing it with fried eggs completes the package.

The KYR Monster Skillet combines diced ham, taco-seasoned ground beef, green pepper, jalapeño, mushroom, and onion; then topped with a plank of crispy hash browns capped with sliced American cheese and shredded cheddar. The Skillet comes with optional sour cream and salsa, that I elected to trick out a side of scrambled eggs and an English muffin. That was an inspired move, IMHO.

Of late I’ve had the displeasure of being offered packets of powdered non-dairy creamer in some local eateries that I wouldn’t have expected to. I’m happy to report there’s no steenkin' powdered creamer served at the Waveland.

Before leaving on my second visit, I bought a bottle of Waveland's ‘house’ condiment, Rickey's World Famous Louisiana Hot Sauce. Much thicker than most bottled Louisiana-style hot sauces, and far less vinegary or salty than Tabasco, its a superior product and my new gold standard for the variety.

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1 comment:

Jeni Flaa said...

I first visited Des Moines six years ago to see my old roomate. She took me to the Waveland Cafe and I've always remembered how much I enjoyed my breakfast. At that time, I was surprised to see real, griddled jalapenos and loved it.