A Grand Occasion for FeastingAli Carte Columns
November 18, 2012
Story By: Ali Resich | Photos by: Leah Friel
The first time you enter Eggs ‘n Things’ brand-new location, you’ll immediately sense excitement in the air. It’s evident in the sound of utensils clinking together as patrons delve into breakfast delights, as well as the sight of hardworking employees, whose friendly spirits have already added character to the restaurant’s crisp yellow walls just waiting to be broken in.
You’ll also take pleasure in the enticingly sweet whiff of fresh pancake batter that swirls about the eatery daily; it’s the same sensational scent locals and tourists have craved since the original Eggs ‘n Things opened in Waikiki in 1974. A new Piikoi Street eatery marks the third venture in Eggs ‘n Things’ line of breakfast havens, and it got down to business with a festive grand opening Nov. 10-11, complete with hula, prizes and unique specials.
“The opening was definitely a success,” says general manager Michael Skedeleski. “The morning was crazy packed. We were also giving away a free beach bag to the first 100 people who ordered at least $19.74, in honor of our opening year.”
Most importantly, the celebration featured a renowned menu of morning classics, including items that have been around since the beginning. “The Early Riser ($7.95) was always one of the most popular dishes from the original 1974 menu,” explains Skedeleski. During the opening, this plate of eggs and buttermilk pancakes was offered at its first-ever price — 99 cents! Even though the special was only available from 6 to 7:30 a.m., diners lined up bright and early for a bite of the light and fluffy pancakes that made this establishment famous.
In addition to a traditional stack of the buoyant hot-cakes, patrons may enjoy them dressed up with a variety of luxurious toppings such as Strawberry Whip Cream with Nuts ($12.75). A taste of house-made pineapple or guava syrup takes any pancake to another level. “There’s a local flair to all our dishes,” adds Skedeleski.
Diners looking for something savory will love a Ham & Cheese Omelet ($10.75), delicately crafted into a thin layer of egg that blankets ham and your choice of melted Cheddar, mozzarella or pepper jack. Ali Carte suggests going all out with potatoes and saucy homemade salsa on the side.
Located next to Ala Moana Center, locals now have a new part of town to eggs-plore for pancakes ‘n omelets ‘n eggs ‘n more.
Eggs ‘n Things
343 Saratoga Road
Daily, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
451 Piikoi St.
Sunday-Thursday, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to midnight
EGGS ‘N THINGS WAIKIKI BEACH EGGSPRESS
2464 Kalakaua Ave.
Daily, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m.