Battle of the Dishes

Brioche French Toast Battle: Butters vs. Over Easy

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In One Corner: Butters Pancakes and Café
8390 E. Via De Ventura, Scottsdale (480) 629-4333
The Set Up: This joint makes breakfast-goers feel almost as comfy as if they were sitting in their own grandma's kitchen on Sunday morning. The French toast options are classic brioche and whole wheat (both with the option to add strawberries, blueberries, or bananas) as well as strawberry cheesecake, apple cinnamon, banana nut, and pumpkin. To keep things simple we went with classic, no fruit.
Pros: The fluffy, buttery bread made for a perfectly golden colored dish. It was full-flavored and well balanced with neither too much cinnamon nor too much egg.
Cons: Perhaps because of the thickness of the bread, the dish left a little "toastiness" to be desired.
Suggestion: A little more time on the stovetop might have achieved the perfect harmony of richness and texture.
(As a side note, the orange juice we ordered to wash it all down with? Tasted like you died and went to citrus heaven.)

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Lauren Saria
Contact: Lauren Saria