Last week, I went back to The Sassy Onion (Salem, Oregon) for a business breakfast with two wonderful people from eatsalem.com. The basic gist of the meeting was to discuss this food blog and potentially writing for them as a contributor (much like how I do occasional reviews for Yelp).
Having already eaten a light meal prior to this 8 a.m. business breakfast (I can get up and eat as early as 4:15 in the morning), I went with a two-egg mushroom and cheese omelet (using egg substitutes), and a side of fresh fruit. My two companions went with banana nut French toast and a scramble with toast and fruit.
|My very light (second) breakfast|
|Banana nut French toast, fit for people with big appetites|
|More hungryman breakfast goodness!|
This was my third experience here (I had come back a previous time with a friend for oatmeal), and there is no doubt in my mind: I clearly overrated this place after my initial visit. The feel at breakfast is still humdrum and relatively dark. While Sassy Onion has friendly staff and generous food portions, I couldn't help but notice flies buzzing around the entrance of the place. Huge turn-off there. My repeated chances given to Sassy Onion have resulted in considerably more negatives than positives. I am now more unlikely to return here. 4/10