Remember when your Mom would make pancakes for dinner? Crazy, right? Some children find that fun. We found it completely against nature. Like the fish sandwich at Burger King. Or Log Cabin Republicans.
We’re not exactly sure of the exact mental disorder we must have, but crazy or not, we want our breakfast in the morning, our lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and dinner promptly at 8:00. Plus, we never, ever, eat the same type of food two meals or two days in a row.
So we’re excited to break from our rigid rules for once and choose a breakfast menu at Patrizio in Highland Park Village for our Brunch of the Month designation.
It’s got everything we love about brunch (like Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis), it just ends at noon. It’s their thoughtful way of keeping gays like us from getting overheated in the scorching afternoon sun. But do make sure to get a spot on the lush patio. Always a favorite, in the morning hours it’s practically alive with cartoon bluebirds and singing butterflies.
The best part? Breakfast here is dirt cheap, yo. (You like it when we’re gangsta in Highland Park, right?)
Breakfast dishes are all under $6. Choose from entrees like the amazing Frittata Del Fattore (an omelet with wild mushrooms, chicken, bell pepper and mozzarella), the Pizza Dolce Alla Nutella, and the double-crusty quiche called a Torta Rustica with asparagus, sautéed onions, mozzarella and bacon topped with a bell pepper salsa. There’s flaky crust on the bottom and top. We’re not wild about the hidden hardboiled egg inside, but it’s easy enough to eat around.
Our favorite dish, though, is Patrizio’s version of Eggs Benedict called Uova Colombo. A baked garlic English muffin is topped with melted provolone, crispy pancetta and two perfectly poached eggs finished off with homemade basil pesto. Words can barely describe its deliciousness, so picture your favorite celebrity naked in bed next to you and that’s the closest thing.
Breakfast at Patrizio is best deal in town for food this amazing. Almost makes us wish we could go in late and order pancakes. But that would mean another year of therapy.
Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
25 Highland Park Village, Dallas