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Cafe: Scramble

We're not into putting all of our eggs into one basket, but if Scramble is half as delicious as this week's Cafe column makes it out to be, we'll make an exception. Eggs? We'll take two, scrambled. Bacon? Give it here. Cheese? You shouldn't have.

Food Critic Michele Laudig on Scramble:

I've seen the future of breakfast in Phoenix, and it is called Scramble.

I say that not because the menu is so cutting-edge -- it's heavy on classics like biscuits and gravy, pancakes, and steak and eggs. But honestly, if the selection here got a few tweaks and additions for a broader appeal, I could see Scramble becoming as ubiquitous as pre-recession Starbucks. The restaurant feels destined to become a chain, and the way I see it, that wouldn't be a bad thing. IHOP could use some competition...full story

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Jonathan McNamara