Last year, Urban Daddy rounded up some of New York City's best alternatives to the classic Bacon & Egg Sandwich. Well, watch out, NYC, because H-town's come to play.
Readers, we give you seven of the most mind-blowingly delicious takes on bacon & eggs in Houston:
7. On Fries
What: Wild Fries Where to get it: Sammy's Wild Game Grill What it is: Egg and bacon bit-topped fries.
Crisp french fries become yolk-coated as they are tossed with a fried egg and smothered with cheese, chopped bacon, and fresh chives. The result: crunchy, decadent fries that become even wilder when topped with Sammy's house-made ghost pepper sauce.
6. In Pancake Form
What: The Pancake Omelet Where to get it: Harry's Restaurant & Cafe What it is: An omelet ... wrapped in a pancake.
Harry's makes a mean pancake. They also make a mean omelet. So why not combine the two into a giant, delightful monstrosity and call it a day. A two-egg omelet is filled with cheese and bacon (or choose ham or sausage) and surrounded by a fluffy pancake.
5. On Pizza
What: Coppa "ham & eggs" Where to get it: Coppa Ristorante Italiano What it is: A pizza pie topped with coppa and quail eggs.
Wisps of salty and spicy air-dried pork shoulder and sunny side-up quail eggs are baked right into the restaurant's light and delicate brick-oven pizza dough, along with a sweet and fresh tomato sauce.
4. As an Hors d'oeuvre
What: Bacon-Wrapped Eggs Where to get it: RDG + Bar Annie What it is: Hard-boiled eggs wrapped in bacon.
What started as a joke in the kitchen has turned into one of RDG + Bar Annie's most popular appetizers. Served during Sunday brunch, perfect hard-boiled eggs are wrapped in bacon, fired-grilled until crisp, and finished with a drizzle of garlic butter, a squeeze of lime, and a dollop of chipotle salsa.
3. With Pig Ears
What: Pig Ear Taco Where to get it: The Hay Merchant What it is: A scrambled eggs & fried pig-ear taco.
Thanks to Hay Merchant's newly launched weekend brunch menu, you can have crispy, sweet and spicy pig ears for breakfast. The restaurant serves them with scrambled eggs and hot sauce in El Real flour tortillas.
2. In Ramen Form
What: Soma Ramen Where to get it: Soma Sushi What it is: Sous vide pork belly and parboiled egg ramen.
Soma's handmade noodles are great, but here, they aren't even close to being the star of the show. The yolk of the partially boiled egg oozes into the tonkotsu (pork-based broth), adding richness and velvety mouthfeel; caramelized, fork-tender pork belly, shitake mushrooms, spinach, seaweed, pickled ginger, and fresh scallions round out the bowl.
1. As Fine Dining
What: Ham & Eggs Where to get it: The Pass What it is: Cracklin' and caviar service.
Larger-than-life chicharrones, or fried pork rinds, are served with tins of cream cheese and caviar in a service that is all class with just the right amount of Houston charm.
Suck it, New York! And we didn't even have to mention our kolaches.
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