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.