This is more of a THANK YOU 'HOUNDS! than a review...
After reading and drooling about Auntie Em's on this board for months... I finally had the opportunity to try it on Sunday afternoon. It was a hot So Cal day - and the wait was about 20 minutes... we opted to get the first available table on the back patio - which would have been lovely, had it not been such a hot day.
My dining companion and I both ordered off the specials menu - I ordered Biscuits and Gravy w/ over easy eggs, he ordered the 5 onion omelet.
I loved the self-service coffee concept - especially when a wait is involved (although we didn't figure it out until we were seated... but, next time!!) And it's good coffee, to boot.
The food didn't take very long to come out and our server was absolutely perfect. He was helpful with the menu and attentive.
On to the chow...
My dish: the eggs were served on top of the biscuits and gravy. The eggs were PERFECTLY cooked and the flavors all melded together. The waiter came out to apologize for the biscuit being so small - since that was the last biscuit left. I wouldn't have been able to tell - and they added another egg to the dish to compensate. But, there really was plenty of biscuit and it was a very filling dish. The gravy... oh, that gravy.. there were HUGE sausage chunks in it and the flavor... oh my! easily the best gravy I've ever had in my life. The biscuit was a bit on the soaked-in-butter/crisp side for my tastes (I prefer a more doughy/fluffy biscuit) - but it was still very enjoyable - and with the gravy, I can imagine why a more crisp biscuit is in order.
The 5-onion omelet was very tasty - simply a great combination of flavors - as were the potatoes that accompanied the dish.
The bill, pre-tip (2 b'fasts, 2 coffees) was $23.
I can't thank you all enough for the posts over the years and am already looking forward to my next visit!!