Out of Town | T.C. Eggington’s in Mesa, AZ


TC Eggington's - French Toast

In case you haven’t already heard, there’s some major egg inflation going on. Prices are up because of the avian bird flu. I’m reluctant to bring up something as unappetizing as a flu virus on a food blog, but I promise you it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the egg-bonanza of a menu at T.C. Eggington’s in Mesa, Arizona.

TC Eggington's - Red Hot Mama FrittataEggs plain, poached, scrambled, basted. Eggs spicy, sweet, sizzling, rolled. You can get this breakfast essential in any various styles of preparation and in so many different flavor profiles.

TC Eggington's - Pear OmeletteMy Red Hot Mama frittata was fluffy and gooey all at once. They’re not kidding when they say “drenched” in salsa, and the chorizo and jalapenos only kick things up another few notches. But somehow it doesn’t feel like you’re eating a bowl of sauce because the egg, like a warm down blanket, took up most of the space.

Mum’s omelette was once of those rare breakfast dishes that offered both a little bit of sweet and a little bit of savory. Thin slices of pear covered the egg omelette with almonds and bacon inside.

TC Eggington'sOf course, no breakfast spot is complete without the classic morning carbohydrates, so flapjack and french toast lovers will find their fair share of options too. Individual pancakes are an option to replace your english muffin sides for an extra $1 — and they’re good and ginormous — but the real winner is that french toast.

They’re robust, and fluffy yet velvety, padded with powdered sugar and a very light touch of cinnamon swirl within. You’ll want an order of these to share.

If Eggington’s replaced all the IHOPs around the world — not to say I don’t appreciate the occasional trip to IHOP — I think I’d be having breakfast a lot more.

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