I think I am officially all breakfast sandwiched out. They’ve lost their charm. They’ve all started running together.
I met a little girl recently named Skye whose mother owned a small market. This little girl was friendly and talkative and I learned that when her aunt comes to visit her every year for a week, she gets to eat those cereals that come in small boxes (you know–the sugary chocolatey ones). But, she said, “I only get to eat that cereal when I am being spoiled by my aunt.” I said to her, “Well if you got to eat them every day they wouldn’t be as special, right?” She took a good 10 seconds to think about that until she answered, “Yes they would!” Cheeky Cutie.
Well, because I have eaten a breakfast sandwich every week for the past 11 weeks, they definitely aren’t as special to me as they were when I started working where food trucks lined every street. (And I highly doubt that Skye would have kept the same feelings towards the special cereal if she got to eat it year-round. Sorry, Skye.)
I went to Suzi’s this morning and decided that this sandwich was all about ratios being wrong. It tasted OK, but the egg to bacon, cheese, and bread ratio was not. I opened the foil and was scared of the egginess. I did not want to eat this sandwich.
The egg was overwhelming before I even tried it. And how could you get proper tuckage with that much egg? The attempt to tuck was a valiant one and even successful on one side. Despite the overwhelming quantity, the egg was cooked fine and I liked the consistency: soft and even a bit flaky. It was not salty enough for me, though, but I would probably eat a salt lick if it was put in front of me.
The white bread was toasted completely differently on each side. I preferred the crunchy dark brown side as the lighter side was too mushy. And I don’t think it was buttered at all, which made it a bit dry. I know I just said that it was mushy and dry. But it was.
(As you can see in the photo below, I actually pulled out some of the egg.)
The bacon was nice and chewy with a smoky flavor, but I wanted more! The bacon and ketchup were cooked into the egg just the way I like it.
Overall appearance: 5
Egg (quality, quantity, and tuckage): 6
Cheese (quality and quantity): 5
Condiments (quality and quantity.): 5
Carbohydrate Delivery System (credit: Matt Palmer): 5
Price: 7 ($2.75)
Accuracy of order: 10
Overall taste: 7
Total score: 61 (tied with Adriatic Grill
Suzi’s is across from the Anderson Hall vendor strip on N. 12th St.