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Meal Ticket

mangocrush | Mar 13, 200509:39 PM

Based on a couple previous recommendations on Chowhound, my boyfriend and I headed to Meal Ticket on San Pablo north of Gilman for brunch this afternoon. They had several specials on a chalkboard and a standard lunch/brunch menu out. We ordered grilled salmon with salsa, eggs, home fries and toast (listed as both a special and on the regular menu?), $8.95, and cornmeal pancakes with fresh fruit, $6.95. Both were absolutely delicious. The salmon had some kind of rub that gave it an extra dimension and the salsa was pleasantly fresh and non-saucy. The fillet was also a generous size. Home fries very potato-y, scrambled eggs nice and light. The pancakes were nicely crisp on the outside but quite creamy and almost souffle-like on the inside. I think they were made with some lemon juice as well. The serving was 2 pancakes, a little smaller than the typical diner sized pancakes I'm used to, but since they were so rich, they were perfectly filling.

Usually I'm more of a lurker but we had such a nice brunch experience that I wanted to post. Incidentally, we were surprised at the lack of a crowd at noon-1, but we overheard someone at a neighboring table saying that Meal Ticket is usually the busiest around 9am. The entire time we were there most of the tables were occupied but people who came in never had to wait to sit.

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