Seriously, this summer has been the best weather wise – I think we’ve turned on our central air only twice this whole summer! Although this weekend is supposed to be in the mid-90’s, so I am going to enjoy these next couple days.
I had to go with spicy oats again, and this time I REALLY added a lot of hot sauce – so spicy good! So while it looks pretty with the fried egg on top and bacon, after I took that picture I just chopped the egg and bacon into the oats – every bite has a bit of egg, oats and bacon! And I added 1/2 ounce of cheddar cheese to the oats too – yum!
Have you guys been watching Top Chef – Masters? I just love the respect these chefs have for each other. And it reminds me that I need to go to Frontera Grill downtown or Topolobampo.
That’s about the only thing I miss about working downtown is the restaurants. I was lucky when I was a young single mother with no money, that when my birthday or work anniversary came around, my boss said I could pick any restaurant!
I ate lunches at:
- Ruth’s Chris
- Italian Village (La Cantina only)
- Wolfgang Puck (great wood fire pizza!)
- Brasserie Jo
- Harry Caray (best pork chops!)
- Bistro 110
- Berghoff (the sauerbraten was amazing!)
But my favorite restaurant was Topolobampo – I don’t remember what I even got, but if I could have licked the plate, I would have! But what I remember was that the server handed us a post card that had the address of the restaurant, but on the front was a picture of a habanero pepper.
This is probably the mid 90’s, and I had just heard about habanero peppers. I asked “where can you buy these, I can’t seem to find them anywhere!” He said that they got theirs from a wholesaler. We were just about to leave when the server stopped me and handed me a bag – I cleaned my plate so I knew there couldn’t be a doggie bag! He told me to open it, and inside was about a dozen habanero peppers!
I was so happy – and quickly learned when I got home that night how incredibly hot habanero peppers are! And while I can find them in my local grocery store now, but I still lean towards my jalapenos – just enough heat for me!
Morning break is over – come back for lunch: Chicken and Spinach Quesadilla with Cincinnati Chili!