Thursday, December 9, 2010

Huevos Huevos Huevos - Rancheros @ Yolk

Well, well, well ... I am one for the typical, the regular, the standards, the real :-). I don't usually like frills in my food. I mean don't get me wrong, I love something fancy every once in awhile, but I often find myself out of town in search of just plain old good food. You know? Word of mouth stuff, hole in the wall places, off the beaten path spots. Maybe there's a website, maybe not. I always ask for these places when I get somewhere, and to my amazement, people always give up the goods. I was in Chicago last week Baking for the Troops at the Kenmore Live Studios on Wells Street and only had about 40 minutes to catch a bite between baking shifts, so it had to be close. I asked a few people in the building and the consensus was either Jimmy John's for an early lunch or Yolk for a late breakfast. Jimmy John's came up because I asked about it being in the area, I love them and in a pinch I know what I'm getting. Both were a couple of blocks down, but I decided on Yolk because most everyone said they heard it was great, but had never gone. Let me tell you, if this is you ... someone that has heard of something good, but haven't gone yet ... just go. Why not? I took forever to go to Tanoreen here in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, but now it's one of my favorite places to eat! I bet you'd feel the same about Yolk if you lived in or visited Chicago. It turned out to be a great decision! They totally broke a diner rule and I'm ok with it ... I ordered the huevos rancheros and as my plate was lowered to the table I noticed 3 not 2, but that's right THREEEEE EGGS on my huevos rancheros!!! Simple things make me happy. What a plate, eh? I love either a huevos rancheros or an eggs benedict when I hit a diner-like place. This was up there at the top of the list among my past orders. The salsa was crazy with a nice smoky flavor, yolks runny, tortillas tender and crisp all at once, but really, I just loved to 3 yolks. I'd even do just an all-yolk huevos rancheros if I could .. heck I may do that in a few days for breakfast at home. Save the whites for some extra fluffy waffles or something. BTW, that coffee was soooooo good. I should've asked what brew. Bet it was something simple, sometimes the simple things done right are superb. Here's the inside of Yolk ...Pretty bright in there and every one was smiling! My kind of place! We devoured our breakfast and headed back to work, but not before I took a picture outside, it was cold!!That's it. Not an advertisement, just a tip to a friend. If you are looking for a solid breakfast and some smiles head on over to Yolk on Wells Street in Chicago. I'd go back and probably will the next time I'm in Chicago. Lucky you if you live there, a 3-egg huevos rancheros. I guess I'm silly for not getting it, it is called Yolk. Rule breakers.


Mo Diva said...

I love it! You look fabulous diva!
and whoa, Yolk sounds awesome... I love Chi-town. Noted for next time I visit

Jen @ OneCurlyFry said...

I've never had Huevos Rancheros before - but you keep talking about it and your pictures look amazing! I feel like I need to try it, lol!

And that place is SO cute! I've never been to Chicago before!

thomas said...

Merry Christmas Sunny!...Chicago is too far for me, I think I'd rather go to my mom's house for Chilaquiles and Huevos Rancheros..just as good, if not better, lol. Anywho, have a great holiday, and a Happy New Year's Eve.

Holly said...

One word...YUM!!!!!!!

The CDM said...

I'll take your Huevos Rancheros any day of the week. But then again, you already know that. I'm sure you knew I was going to say something about this.

By the way, did DTub stop by and see you?

Lindsey Christensen said...

Super cute coat Miss Sunny! Hope the Midwest treated you right, looks like it did! Yolk sounds like a keeper. Might have to seek it out next time I visit my Chitown friends.

sbrtir said...

Hi Sunny...Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from your Jacksonville friend, Toby. I LOVE Huevos Rancheros. I used to make it all the time. The Chicago version sounds DELICIOUS! Sorry we missed you on our trip to NYC. Maybe next time. Hope you received the gift that my friend, Barbara, made for you and all the other food network foodies she loves.

Jennifer G. said...

Hi Sunny!

First, I want to tell you that I LOVE your show and have been a faithful viewer since 2008. I've watched cooking shows since the days of The Frugal Gourmet, but yours is the first that I can actually relate to! Your recipes are awesome and I love that you really love food! It's so cool to see someone that looks like me and that loves food as much as me with a great food show!

Second, I hate to know you were in my hometown and I missed you! But thank you for giving hubby and I yet another place to go eat! Your plate and that menu looks AWESOME.

Thanks for making my 3:00's and food ideas just a bit more sunny :D

Maria said...

I agree with another post. I have never had heuvos rancheros but you do make it sound appetizing. I do plan on going to Chicago inn the near future and will put this on the list of places to visit! Thanks for the tip. I also want to try the place you mention in Brooklyn.

I see the kenmore site is almost at 250,000 cookies! Pretty great endeavor. I hope you have a very merry Christmas!