12 April 2010

Southern Comfort: Screen Door

Aahh how Sex in the City we were on Sunday. Breakfast with the chicks and before 9:00 am, I might add. Screen Door has been much chatted about in the Portland brunch scene, but with lines that form around the restaurant at 8:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays you need to be pretty serious about brunch to come here. Today we were most definitely serious about brunch.

Ok, so you need to remember that Screen Door is Southern comfort food and not for the faint of heart and also not for the dieting hearts or for those who have recently suffered heart problems (I’m talking about actual heart problems, i.e. heart disease, not broken hearts. For broken hearts this place is actually quite perfect).

Everything, I mean every single thing on the menu looks and sounds divine. Deciding what to order will be your biggest challenge. My one advice: do not think about leaving without trying their Bananas Foster French Toast; Oh my God it was so good, I’m still drooling over it. They use 1 ½ inch pieces of fresh break, sprinkled with cinnamon and drenched in their caramelized rum bananas and sauce. The dish is topped with powdered sugar and dollops of fresh whipped cream. OMG, OMG, OMG.

The Cajun Scramble was also a hit, with andouille sausage, bell peppers, onions, green onions and melted cheddar cheese. Spicy and still hearty with the bell peppers and sausage. Cheesy grits on the side; which, did you know taste just like a savory Cream of Wheat? Am I the only one that grew up on Cream of Wheat?

Traditional Eggs Benedict perfection—you may want to go crazy and try it with oysters.

Two girls ordered the Breakfast Sandwiches, with homemade sausage patties, eggs, cheese, tomato jam, on a brioche bun. Everything here is huge, including these burger sized sandwiches.

Regrettably we didn’t order: Biscuits and Gravy, Waffle and Fried Chicken or the Praline Bacon Waffle. Their daily specials list was also long and everything on it sounded incredible. Soon. I will be back very, very soon to try these.

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  2. All these dishes look so delicious!