Since I prefer breakfast anyway, I tried Annette's Westgate again in mid-August. Their breakfast menu looked very promising, with several delicious options and large portions.
As with my last visit, the interior was very homey, although I probably never mentioned it. My server, Kimberly, provided very good service. I arrived just before 11 a.m. on a Tuesday, already with two breakfasts in my system. The panda felt a third had to be consumed.
I was torn between a couple of options. I initially looked at "Annette's Skillet" ($11.99), basically a starch-veggie-meat-cheese concoction that should fill a normal person for a while. Country potatoes are basically diced fried potatoes.
I ended up getting the Seafood Benedict ($12.99): crab and Bay shrimp on a two halved, toasted English muffins, topped with two poached eggs. I got the Hollandaise on the side. It's served with a side of hashbrowns, and I opted for whole wheat this time.
(Annette's Westgate Cafe)
Eggs perfectly poached. Nothing like cutting into the egg and seeing the yolk run all over the seafood.
The hashbrowns were very good, seasoned pretty well. Maybe a touch more salt there would be great, as I generally don't use condiments on my starch.
In terms of portion size, this benedict wasn't an overly filling meal, and the seafood here obviously raised the price tag. But I didn't have to look very far for a suggestion that would be more filling for the money spent.
While waiting patiently for my food, I couldn't help but glance at the man next to me receive his Burrito Grande ($11.99). That monster had to be at least two pounds, perhaps getting to three. A giant flour tortilla encases your choice of meat, with peppers, onions, scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, cheddar, and pepperjack. It's then topped with more cheese, sour cream, green onions, and salsa. The man finished about half and (smartly) saved the rest for later. Me? I'd attempt to destroy the entire thing in one sitting and fight off the subsequent food coma....
And that's just what I did on another visit (just yesterday, in fact). The burrito I got clocked in at around 2 lbs. No problem for me, I leisurely finished it in five minutes. Yeah, just a tad hungry. I picked ham for my meat of choice and would have wanted a bit more of that. Other than that and wanting the burrito to be bigger (considering the price), I was very pleased. Very delicious, and I'd recommend this burrito to anybody.
|Burrito Grande clocks in around 2 lbs.|
(Annette's Westgate Cafe)
|Eventually, you will all be eaten....|