Monday, July 18, 2011

Brunching at Rooster

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Rooster's fried egg sandwich - CHRISSY WILMES
  • Chrissy Wilmes
  • Rooster's fried egg sandwich

Where: Rooster (1104 Locust Street; 314-241-8118)

When: 7a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

We Tried: G.B.L.T. breakfast crêpe, $8.50; Fried egg sandwich, $5.95

The Verdict: Rooster serves seven varieties of scramblers (three eggs scrambled with various ingredients and served over breakfast potatoes), oatmeal, egg sandwiches and French toast. But the crêpe selection's the star of the menu, which features breakfast, along with savory and sweet crêpe. After lusting over the Crêpe Suzette (lemon zest, sugar and Grand Marnier set on fire) we opted for a more breakfast-appropriate option, the G.B.L.T.

The G.B.L.T. was undoubtedly the highlight of brunch. - CHRISSY WILMES
  • Chrissy Wilmes
  • The G.B.L.T. was undoubtedly the highlight of brunch.

The crêpe was brimming with thick local bacon, tomato slices, romaine and heavy dollops of creamy goat cheese, and it was served with spicy Sriracha-infused "Rooster mayo." Fearing a lack of variety, we'd added a side of breakfast potatoes to the order. Although the taters were tasty, they proved unnecessary. The crêpe kept us interested. How could we get bored with goat cheese and bacon?

Gut Check also ordered the fried egg sandwich, largely because we were incredibly hungry and wanted a sure thing. However, the sandwich came to us cold after a long wait, but out of aforementioned hunger, we dove in anyway. We imagine that normally, the thick-sliced sourdough bread, fried egg, romaine, tomato and mayo would make a great breakfast, but served cold, it was a bit lifeless.

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