National Eggs Benedict Day | “The Dozen” | April 16
What day do eggs hate the most?
Don’t you just love eggs? From your head down to your legs? If you answered yes to these questions, then you must be super stoked about National Eggs Benedict Day!
Eggs Benedict originated in Manhattan, NY back in 1860, and it was pretty basic if you ask me. The standard buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon, and hollandaise sauce. Given the current outpouring of culinary creativity, a simple Eggs Benedict seems to be a thing of the past.
In honor of National Eggs Benedict Day, check out my “The Dozen.” Twelve of my favorite spots for “Brunch Benny’s” in Houston.
I’ve have listed a dozen places in Houston for you to get your grub on. If there’s a place you love, but don’t see, please let me know!
Maggiano’s Houston debuted their “Friends with Benedict’s” brunch menu recently. It honestly tops my list. Their unconventional brunch menu consists of the classic favorites with “Maggiano flare,” offering guests five Benedict options to choose from. Pro-Tip: You can’t go wrong with Chef Philippe Verain’s Crab Cake Benedict a.k.a “Crab for days Benedict.”
The menu consists of classic brunch items with a Maggiano’s flare,” – Mary Machul, Director of Marketing, Maggiano’s
Are you an indecisive eater? Then hop on over to Snooze an AM Eatery for their “Benny Duo.” The Benny Duo allows you to choose half an order of your two favorite Benedict offerings. Pro-tip: The Chilaquiles Benedict is highly recommended. The Belly-filling barbacoa beef is the key here.
Another hot spot is Etoile Cusine et Bar at Uptown Park. Try Executive Chef Philippe Verpiand’s Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict and Bacon Eggs Benedict. They sure to be a hit for National Eggs Benedict Day. Pro-tip: Pair you Benedict’s with one (or two) of their seasonally crafted cocktails!
Backstreet Cafe’s Artichoke Crawfish Benedict is set to make your head spin. As today is also Easter, their menu boasts of things that you may not typically see. So if crawfish is your thing stop here!!
On the a la carte menu at Rustic Oak you can find a delicious Crab Cake over Brioche topped with Sriracha hollandaise and arugula. Ouisie’s Table has a similar deal, with their Eggs Benedict and Crab Cake Benedict. The jalapeno hollandaise at Ouisie’s sets the two apart though!
Hungry’s in Rice Village recently added a second level to the restaurant and Benedict options to their menu. Their Organic Veggie Quinoa Eggs Benedict is perfect for the vegetarians. Two organic quinoa and kale patties with poached eggs topped with honey habanero sauce, served with mixed green salad and fresh fruit. Pro-tip: Request the habenero sauce on the side!
Black Walnut Cafe has an entire menu dedicated to Eggs Benedict and there are a couple that are totally worth your time! Out of the seven options here (both locations), I highly suggest the The Bacon Cheeseburger Benedict, because it’s basically 2 mini burgers and the Lobster Benedict!
Hobbit Cafe has two standard Benedict options on their menu. The Poached Salmon Eggs Benedict is my favorite. Lastly, if you’re looking for brunch in downtown Houston, try The Honeymoon Cafe & Bar. Their Salmon Benedict is great. Because they have so many other awesome items on their menu you be happy you stopped in Benedict or not.
Hope you’ve found something on my National Eggs Benedict Day |Dozen| list. I hope to see you out and about .. eating eggs!
Happy National Eggs Benedict Day!