Wake Up your taste buds at Snooze Am Eatery

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As a regular, I can tell you that there is not one thing on the Snooze menu that I would not recommend. And although I always make restaurant recommendations based on the food, the overall dining experience must be up to par as well which it most certainly is at Snooze. The bright colors and fun decor make Snooze Am Eatery a great place to start your day.

Weekend wait times can be a little longer as reservations are not accepted. However, the wait in no way diminishes the experience.  When you arrive, you are welcome to help yourself to a complimentary cup of coffee. You can challenge your brunch mates to a game of Corn Hole or sit down and do some coloring with your kids. Another option is to peruse the menu and decide what you might want to try. With so many choices at your fingertips, you have to go with your gut and then promise yourself you will come back again to try whatever items you missed out on the first time.

First order of business: Beverages. Are you brunching with friends or with the whole family? Is this a drag yourself out of bed to take your children to brunch morning or is it a relaxed morning with girlfriends? I am not a coffee drinker, but caffeine is my friend. On those mornings I need a warm hug in a mug, I order the Bhakti spicy chai tea latte. Not actually served in a mug but in a tall, slender glass, the spicy chai is an early morning attitude adjustment. If I am enjoying brunch with my gal pals, the Bloody Mary is my go-to. 

My favorite is called the Bangkok Bloody Mary with MEll Vodka, Sriracha, Lime, Cilantro, Basil, Fish Sauce & House Bloody Mix. Hesitant about drinking fish sauce? Don't be; it adds just the right amount of saltiness to make your taste buds dance for joy. I promise if you order your first, you will order a second.

Second order of business: Food. Are you feeling savory or sweet? The best option is to dine with a group that is willing to share so that you get to enjoy a variety. If you want something simple, you can't go wrong with the continental breakfast. A grilled, yes, grilled grapefruit with a thin sugar crust, greek yogurt drizzled with agave nectar and granola, and your choice of toast will get your morning off to a bright start.

If your sweet tooth is demanding to be satisfied, I recommend the Pineapple Upside-down pancake cakes. Buttermilk pancakes with caramelized pineapple chunks, vanilla cream, and cinnamon butter. I recently tried the Blueberry Danish Pancakes topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream and almond streusel surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling and I was immensely satisfied. There isn't a "wrong" choice on the pancake menu.

Is it a savory dish that your taste buds desire? I would suggest an option on the "Art of Hollandaise" section of the menu. Each Egg's Benedict plate comes with hash browns and a unique twist on a classic favorite. Snooze also offers the "Benny Duo" which allows you to order half of your two favorite benedict plates. So if you can't choose between classic ham, salmon, hangar steak or pulled pork then go with your top two choices, all of the Benedict choices deserve a chance.

I hope I have given you enough information to wet your appetite. I suggest you pick your morning, select your food and beverage items and enjoy a fantastic meal and complete dining experience at Snooze AM Eatery.