Kidlet stayed at Grandma's last night, so we had the opportunity to wake up easy and get an adult breakfast on this rainy Sunday. We haven't been to Richardson's for Sunday breakfast in a while, so we decided it was time.
We arrived shortly after 9am, and there were already a few cars in the lot. We walked in and we were met by the lit beehive fireplace and the yummy smell of pecan wood. We got a table right away, which is always nice here. You just have to know when to show up to avoid the crowd.
They brought us our coffee right away, but it was disappointing. It tasted burned - not like the coffee was burned, but like the beans themselves were burned. "Should we say something?" I asked Husband. "Nah, I'm not in THAT mood. I just want to eat and slink away." Fine with me. With enough cream and sweetner, I can drink anything.
As we were perusing(I need to use this word more) the menu, I noticed that the blueberry pancakes that I love and tell people about were not on the menu. Hmmm...I needed one. We asked our waitress if they were available, she ran back to the kitchen, and came back to tell us that although they weren't on the menu anymore, they could make some. Cool. I say "cool" because Richardson's is notorious for the "No Substitutions-you don't like what I offer, get the hell out!" attitude. Maybe people still ask for them, who knows.
Husband was going to order the Posole, but he said it was too spicy last time, so he was hesitant to get it. I knew before even walking in the door that I was getting the Carne Adovada breakfast($12) - Two eggs you call 'em, carne adovada, beans, potatoes, and a tortilla. Husband ended up ordering that as well. We split a pancake. sy
You can say what you want about Richardson's: it's too crowded, the owner is an SOB, it's too smokey. I'm with you. But you can't deny the food is great, and it's consistently great at that. The guys in the kitchen know what they are doing. Husband has always said, "If I were to ever open a restaurant, I would nab the guy who runs the kitchen at Richardson's." They didn't disappoint this morning. The eggs were right, the carne was fabulous as always..it was all good. The pancake isn't crispy around the edges like it used to be, but because they made up a non-menu item for us, we weren't going to complain. I did have to ask for the syrup to be heated, but that's my preference.
I always tell myself I'm going to try something new the next time I visit, but I can't. I just can't.
As we were leaving at about 10am, people were filing in(including some smokers). We left at the right time.
Breakfast on the weekends:
Dicks - 8am
Richardson's - 9am