Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Omega

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Food find: Omega

I first had Omega in Lake Zurich many years ago. It's a small chain of Greek-style diners that have awesome breakfast foods. Last time I went, I ordered the junior apple pancakes, which are baked cake-style pancakes with what I would guess is two full apples baked into it. They take 35 minutes to make. They also have an amazing and filling bread basket full of all types of bakery delights.

Anyhow, I went over for brunch this morning in Downers Grove. No bread basket, though, I think you only get it if you order non-breakfast foods. I ordered the Omega skillet, which is a skillet filled with hash brown potatoes on the bottom and layers of bacon, sausage, onions, cheese and eggs. It came with either pancakes or toast on the side -- I of course went with pancakes. My dining companion went with a steak and two eggs, which came with toast and hash browns or pancakes.


My skillet was fabulous. The potatoes were nice and crunchy and brown as well as seasoned. The bacon, sausage and onion were plentiful but not overwhelming. I like the cheese because it held together by bites. The scrambled eggs were done well and tasted great. The pancakes were pretty tasty too. The steak was huge and done to medium perfection. The sunny side eggs were good as well and you can't really mess up hash browns and toast. Yum!
I really don't like mornings, but Omega is worth getting up for.

5 comments:

HOMERO said...

Buenas tardes amiga. Que tengas un feliz domingo. Estoy esperando que publiques tu mejor receta de pavo navideƱo. Un abrazo. H.

doggybloggy said...

WOW that is one hearty skillet...after that you could run a marathon...

Big Boys Oven said...

those eggs look so incredible....the color looks so orangy!

Anj said...

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I would definitely get up for that!

Butters and Johnnycakes said...

Looks delicious. I love unique breakfast places. If I ever make it out to Illinois, I'll check it out.