Review: Blue’s Egg

Counter area at Blue's Egg.The sister restaurant to Maxie’s Southern Comfort opened in July 2010. Too bad I didn’t hear about Blue’s Egg until right before my Boston-bound departure.

Located near Gilles Frozen Custard on Wauwatosa’s east side, Blue’s Egg took over the space vacated by one of the last Heinemann’s in Milwaukee.

The interior is warm and comforting – taking you back to the feeling of diners of yesteryear – with chrome, neon signs, kitsch and smooth lines.

The restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Who doesn’t like the idea of brunch any day of the week? The menu has old favorites with a new twist like a curried tofu benedict or a chicken and spinach mac & cheese.

The line is long but well worth the wait. Instead of giving you the standard coaster-buzzer to await your table you get a playing card. The waiting area isn’t too large and people pile over into the nearby counter area looking out for a spot.

We recently went for brunch on a Sunday on two occasions. The wait the first time – for a group of four – was about 40 minutes. The second time – for just Brett and I – was only about 20 minutes. Make it through the wait and you won’t be disappointed.

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Foodie X-mas Wishlist

Well, I am back on the interwebs! Besides a little problem with my mouse, I am back in blogging business. Without further ado, here’s a full-blown gift report!

There are 10 days left (almost nine) before Christmas. If you’re still procrastinating or not quite sure what to get that foodie on your holiday gift list, here are a few of the items that stuck out to me while browsing magazines and store shelves this festive gift-giving season:

Breville Pie MakerBreville Pie Maker at Williams-Sonoma

This Williams-Sonoma exclusive may just help me get over my pie-making phobia. Simply take any crust (even a store-bought one), place one in the bottom, add whatever filling – sweet or savory, then top with another crust.

The machine crimps and bakes four mini-pies in minutes. Now, that is a cool tool for the countertop. Right now, it retails for $79.95.

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