We had some time on our hands one morning in Asheville, so Mario, A-Wow, Myrna, and Sarah joined me for some breakfast at Early Girl Eatery – a restaurant a few people had recommended for breakfast and lunch.
The place is said to always have a wait and this morning was no different. There was a wait. Like a 90-minute wait. We would see if it was worth it.
The menu had some very interesting breakfast items on it. A couple of creative benedicts to choose from, and some awesome sounding daily specials including duck and some other things. As soon as I saw the Porky Breakfast Bowl, I knew I was going to get that. I even put down my menu so I wouldn’t change my mind and regret it.
When it arrived, I knew I had ordered the right thing. Homefries, bbq pork, scrambled eggs, farmstead cheese smothered in smoky bacon gravy. There was nothing else that could make this more awesome. No, wait. Fire From the Mountain habanero hot sauce. THAT would make it better - and it did. The pulled pork was smoky and moist and the eggs weren’t overcooked like some places do. And the smoky bacon gravy was something I had never had before. I can’t believe that, to be honest. But now that I’ve had it, I will both order it every time I see it, and also figure out how to make it myself. Soooo delicious and creamy without feeling like I was chewing bacon grease.
Great breakfast and not the run of the mill kind of standard fare you get at many diner-y places. It was absolutely worth standing in the rain on the sidewalk for 90 minutes to get inside. This place is great for breakfast, and a few people even went there and scored great food for lunch, as well. Check this place out!