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Columns What's for Lunch?

June 8, 2014

Story By: Rachel Breit | Photos by: Rachel Breit

Three words: pancakes for lunch. Luscious, fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit, nuts or chocolate and a mountain of whipped cream are what make Eggs ‘n Things — besides its other obvious specialty — a destination for breakfast, and now lunch. But even if you’re not one to flip your lid for flap jacks, there’s still something for you at Eggs ‘n Things, including soup and salad.

Fresh Mixed Green Salad ($8.95) offers something on the light side with sliced cucumbers and a drizzle of poke ranch kicked up with a hint of shoyu, sesame oil and chili pepper. Add protein to your greens with cajun ahi — spiced, seared and still buttery —for $4.95 extra or grilled chicken for $3.95 extra. Crunchy crou-tons baked in-house with garlic and butter, a spiralized carrot and micro greens are the crowning glory of this salad.

Soup’s on and in this case in an “edi-bowl.” The creamy Fresh Island Corn Chowder ($8.95) is ladled into a hollowed-out, locally baked bread loaf. Thick-cut applewood smoked bacon, tender chunks of potato, carrot and Ewa Beach-grown sweet corn kernels that pop when you bite into them beef up the chowder. Don’t be shy, devour that bowl. “I eat the whole thing,” says director of operations Michael Skedeleski.

Kalbi and Eggs ($12.95) is a hearty plate of tender boneless short ribs that are marinated for a week, no less, in teriyaki sauce, then charbroiled with a perfect criss-cross of grill marks.

Two local eggs come your way with a choice of sides: white or brown rice, pancakes or house potatoes. For an added trifecta of texture, flavor and nutrition, decide on a side of tri-colored potatoes. The $1.95 upgrade “tastes better, and it’s healthier,” says Skedeleski. The mixed sweet potatoes, yams and white potatoes sing with flavor with only a naturally gluten-free salt and pepper seasoning. (Gluten, by the way, is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.)

The entire breakfast menu is available all day, but a dip into the “p.m.” menu is worthwhile. No matter what you settle on, expect quality food. “We try to commit to fresh and local,” says Skedeleski. From omelets down to hollandaise, Eggs ‘n Things uses local eggs. Get in and out quickly at lunchtime and relax in the plantation-style setting, complete with ceiling fans spinning overhead, sunshine-colored walls, comfy booths and a surfboard for a bar. It’s a sure thing for lunch.

Eggs ‘n Things

WAIKIKI
343 Saratoga Road
923-3447
Daily, 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and 4-10 p.m.

ALA MOANA
451 Piikoi St.
538-3447
Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m.-midnight

EGGS ‘N THINGS WAIKIKI BEACH EGGSPRESS
Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 6 a.m.-midnight.

Go to eggsnthings.com for addresses and hours for other locations.

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