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Surviving Utah: Greasy Stuff at Chick’s in Heber City

Dommy! | Apr 12, 2006 03:47 PM

So as you read my reports on my trip to Utah, you might be asking yourself… How the heck did he, get her, the Mexican chick who can’t stand cold, snow or bland food, to go on this trip? Simple, I was promised the best Hashbrowns of my life! And if there is one thing I can’t say no to… is the promise of AWESOME hashbrowns…

So after my first day of skiing (and falling) I was feeling very sore, tired and not particularly looking forward to day two. I guess he felt bad for me because it was then when he asked me if I wanted to go get my heavenly hashbrowns for breakfast… I quickly perked up and said… YES!

And so we arrived to Chicks. It’s your standard Neighborhood Greasy Spoon. Small, booths along the wall. Old Menus and oddly enough old comedy books incase you forgot the local paper. Upon sitting down, I ordered an orange juice. What arrived was DEFINATLY from a concentrate (Possibly those frozen types reconstituted there at the kitchen! :P) Bleh… still, it made me smile for the first time in a while as I recalled a story about my Make-Up Artist friend who went on assignment to Columbus Ohio. She and her team ended up at the local Bob Evans for breakfast and one of the girls asked the waitress if their Orange Juice was Organic… The waitress responded with a very succinct “NO”…. LOL!! So lesson learned. Neighborhood Greasy spoon… you should probably just stick to the coffee…

And so we ordered our heart attacks on a plate… I went for the standard:

Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Hash browns and Wheat Toast (No biscuits on the menu sadly!): What arrived was greasy spoon heaven. Fluffy Eggs, a mound of Hash browns (well done and crispy) and a Sausage Patty that was a bit smaller than a tea saucer… that thing was a monstrosity… I couldn’t wait to dig in…

The eggs were pretty standard, the sausage was excellent. Not dry, good flavor. The hash browns however, were perfectly looking and perfectly done… but they lacked any real flavor. SO swears he remembers them having onions and bell peppers, but there were VERY plain. Best prepared hash browns I’ve seen a LONG while, but defiantly not the best tasting…

SO ordered the Chicken Fried Steak Plate which Poached Eggs which also came with Hashbrowns. He agreed with me… The hashbrowns were a little bland, but their Poached Egg was EXECELLNT. Absolutely done to perfection… perfect to burst over all the hashbrowns… As for the Steak, typical Chopped Steak, I liked it better than the one I had at Panns in L.A. recently. However, the gravy was brown… not white country gravy… still very tasty although I was starting to REALLY miss a biscuit…

We left Chicks like most people do… stuffed and in a happy grease haze. I despite the slight Hashbrown let down, I was totally happy with my meal… especially since I love sausage… When we got home to prep for the rest of the day, I actually more ready for a nap than another day at the slopes, but at least I knew I wouldn’t get hungry again… for a very long time…

--Dommy!

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