Over Easy, Ravenswood

Posted by Krista on March 11, 2011

Over EasyOver Easy
4943 N Damen
Chicago

Date of Last Visit: Sunday, February 20th, 2011

The Damage: $15

The Background:  Bunny and Brandy were kind enough to ask me to be their third wheel for brunch the other weekend. I was kinda hoping they’d let me pick a name so I’d fit in. Baby? Bailey? Bella? Barbie?

BARBIE.

This was a distracting game I played with myself as we waited for our table. And waited. And waited. And waited some more. I think we were at about 40 minutes of waiting before they called out “Brandy? Party of three?” Waiting outside in the drizzle. Because Over Easy is super small. But thoughtfully of them, they do provide free Julius Meinl coffee as you wait.

Eggs on StringsThey really dig eggs at Over Easy. Also note small glimpse of tin ceiling. Which as been painted ORANGE. An orange tin ceiling. A travesty.

Sassy EggsAh America, this is why you’re fat. My order of Sassy Eggs came tarted up like a drunk girl on Mardi Gras, loaded down with strings of salsa, parsley confetti and well, a whole lot of guacamole. My stomach churned a bit at the thought of partaking in the two eggs over chorizo-potato hash with cheddar cheese, red peppers, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, & ancho ketchup.

I would have liked more chorizo.

And I also would have liked the dish HOT. My sassy eggs had lost their sassiness ages ago. Tepid, at best. Sad.

The Verdict: Too long a wait, too cold a dish, too much STUFF. Call me a purist.

Lovely company though! We’ll have to do it again soon, ladies!

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4 Responses to “Over Easy, Ravenswood”

  1. Gourmet Chick
    Mar 11, 2011

    Can’t see you as a barbie!


  2. Bunny and Brandy
    Mar 11, 2011

    There’s only one B name for you, my dear, and that is the Best! Thanks for joining us and you are welcome to accompany us any time!


  3. catty
    Mar 14, 2011

    hey Barbie, I have to say I love the look of the guacamole on top of the meal, but everything else looks like a big mess! Good that they give you coffee while waiting though.


  4. Those “strings” of salsa really do look gross. I wouldn’t say no to a pile of guacamole with my eggs, though.