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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Snooze: An A.M. Eatery will wake up your taste buds in Tustin, California



Brothers Jon and Adam Schlegel wanted to evolve the A.M. dining experience with culinary innovation, an eclectic, energetic, and comfortable ambiance, and friendly service. One April 2, 2006, they achieved their goal with the opening of Snooze: An A.M. Eatery in Denver, Colorado. Their newest location is in-between Hopdoddy and Bonefish Grill in The Market Place on the Tustin side. You can’t miss it. Just look for the long line of hungry foodies!

 

The interior is eclectic with those 1950’s stardust graphics, circular diner booths in the center, and high back square booths.

 

The bar area is small with a mere 6 seats, but fully stocked for your brunch libation needs. Did someone say Mimosa?

 

Speaking of mimosas, Snooze’s Mmm Mmm Mimosa ($8) is made with Snooze Sparkling, orange juice, and Pama Pomegranate Liqueur. It’s a good mimosa, but I thought that the pomegranate liqueur would make it a more pinkish-orange color for a nicer presentation than it did. Rating: 4.5/5

 

If you love Eggs Benedict, Snooze has 6 styles to choose from. But if you can’t decide on one, choose the Benny Duo ($13.25) which is a half order of two benedict offerings. The benedicts are served with house hash browns served in a clever cylindrical shape. The tender texture of the hash browns is surprisingly great. Chilaquiles Benedict (right) is barbacoa beef over a stack of ranchero sauced tortillas and melted cheese, with poached cage-free egg, roasted poblano hollandaise, pico de gallo, and cotija cheese. This has a nice flavor and the profile is reminiscent of chilaquiles. The beef barbacoa is amazing! The poached egg adds a nice richness. The sauce could be a bit more robust to balance with the barbacoa. Bella! Bella! Benny (left) is thin slices of prosciutto, Taleggio cheese, and a perfectly poached egg on toasted ciabatta, topped with cream cheese hollandaise, balsamic glaze, and arugula. Unfortunately, the rich, creamy and very flavorful sauce covers up the delicate flavor of the prosciutto. However, the ciabatta does work well with the sauce. The poached egg is perfectly cooked with rich, runny yolk. Rating: 4/5

Breakfast Pot Pie ($10.25) is Snooze’s homemade rosemary sausage gravy smothered on a flaky puff pastry, topped with an egg your style (sunny side up is the best) and served with hash browns. The gravy has a nice mirepoix flavor from the onions, carrots, and celery and beautiful color. The chopped vegetables are a little large making the gravy rather chunky. The gravy also needs more porky sausage flavor along with seasoning like salt and pepper. Infinity Hot Sauce adds a nice blast of flavor to the dish should you choose to use it. The egg yolk from the sunny side egg adds a delicate richness and the puff pastry provides a light, crunchy texture and buttery flavor. The hash browns are crispy and buttery from the grill. I would suggest adding a meat side like bacon to complete this meal. Rating: 4/5

Blueberry Danish Pancakes ($8.50) are buttermilk pancakes topped with blueberry coulis, sweet cream, and almond streusel surrounding a center of lemony cream cheese filling. The pancakes are rich, dense, and thick. The flavors are balanced from the sweet blueberries to the tangy lemony cream cheese. The almond streusel lends a nice crunchy texture. If you close your eyes, the flavor profile is reminiscent of a blueberry cream cheese danish. Rating: 4.4/5

It’s the weekend! Don’t hit the snooze or you’ll miss out on a tasty A.M. adventure!

Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 stars
D├ęcor: 5 out of 5 stars
Service: 5 out of 5 stars
Food: 4 out of 5 stars
Sustainability: 5 out of 5 stars (Composts and recycles 90% of waste; Focuses on resource conservation; Uses responsible materials; Plates, utensils, and glasses are all washable and reusable)

For more information:
Snooze: An A.M. Eatery
3032 El Camino Real
Tustin, CA 92782
+1.714.415.6269
Hours: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Parking: Free shopping center parking
Dog-friendly: Yes, on the patio
Reservations: No, first come-first serve (avoid peak meal times for a shorter wait)

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