Affection and desire can come in many forms, but the way I feel about the new Wild Eggs restaurant in Wash Park can only be described as obsessive love. I LOVE the variety of dishes they have to offer. I LOVE the inventive take on old, traditional recipes. I LOVE the half priced Bloody Maries and Mimosas served on weekdays. I just downright LOVE this place. So much so, in fact, that I went there for breakfast twice in one weekend.
On Saturday morning my husband and I ventured our way to the intersection of Logan and Alameda in the Wash Park neighborhood to dine upon inventive egg based creations, while sipping down our Bloody Mary a piece.
We decided to sit outside as the weather was still fairly warm and the wait for a table inside was longer than our stomachs would permit. It is often difficult for me to make dining decisions as I tend to find more than one menu item appealing, but in this case, I had four, yes four, options I couldn’t decide between. With the assistance of several members of the wait staff I ultimately decided upon the Chicken Enchiladas. Definitely not a traditional breakfast item, especially in the frozen north of Minnesota from which I originate, but that was not going to deter me as the description was only too appealing to pass up.
What arrived at the table was damn near a work of art. A fresh from the oven ceramic skillet filled with poached chicken enchiladas, a spicy tomato sauce and cheese, all dressed with a helping of scrambled eggs, raw onion, shredded lettuce, avocado, Pico de Gallo and sour cream. YUM! I was in heaven! Everything I love about a good Mexican dinner, but for breakfast. Who knew? It may not be their most often ordered menu item, but it surely will be for me from now on.
On the other side of the table a monstrous breakfast burrito appeared. Drizzled with queso fundido and sour cream this enormous flour tortilla was stuffed with scrambled eggs, chorizo, cheese, poblano peppers and onion, and laid amid a bedding of skillet potatoes, black beans, and the pork green chile (added to the order). Although it was deemed to be not the best thing on the menu comparatively, for those who love a hearty burrito breakfast that allows for some serious take home, this is definitely a great option.
On Sunday, we again made our way back over to sample some of the other irresistible items on the menu. I went with the Bennies Gone Wild, which has wild mushroom “patties” and grilled tomatoes on top of the traditional toasted English muffin and poached egg. A coating of roasted tomato hollandaise, balsamic reduction and a dash of smoked paprika complete the order. Now, I love Eggs Benedict. I really do. It is almost always at the top of my breakfast list. But this unique take on the traditional, was INCREDIBLE. Ridiculously tasty and completely unforgettable. If you are a bennies fan and like mushroom, please don’t pass this opportunity up. Skip the Kalamity Katie’s Border Benedict that everyone else gets (although it is extremely tasty also!), and venture over to the “wild” side. You won’t be disappointed!
My hearty recommendation for the Benny’s Gone Wild, does not mean that I am slamming the Katie’s Border Benny, I’m definitely not. We have ordered it on a number of occasions and really do enjoy it. To be honest though, I’m not sure it’s my favorite of the various items we’ve ordered even with its emphatic recommendations from the wait staff. If you are looking for a spicy Benny option, then the Katie’s is definitely a good choice. Instead of the usual English muffin and Canadian bacon, they substitute in Green chili cheddar corn cakes and chorizo. Both of which add that bit of kick that many of us here in Colorado crave.
Last, but absolutely not least, is the Mexico City Maria’s Chilaquiles. Prior to my first visit to Wild Eggs, I had not yet been introduced to this traditional Mexican breakfast item. Made from basic, everyday Mexican ingredients, the various flavors culminate into one delicious skillet that is served with a side shot of lime juice and chili powder. You can either shoot the spicy, mouth puckering juice or pour it over top of the skillet. I tried doing both and find that I have to leave the shot on the side, as I cannot seem to handle the intensity either way, lol. But, I still get to enjoy every bit of green salsa, refried beans, corn tortillas, queso blanco and sunnyside up egg, which suits me just fine. Just do yourself a favor when you eat the Chilaquiles for the first time and sample the dish alone, with extra green salsa and with a bit of the lime concoction separately. That will tell you what kind of Chilaquiles eater you are.
All I can say in summary is go. Go to Wild Eggs. I’m sure if you go as often as I do, we’ll run into each other sooner or later!
Cuisine: Mexican, Breakfast, Brunch
Features: Buffet, Handicap Accessible, Onsite parking, Outdoor seating
Address/Phone: 300 East Alameda Avenue – Denver, CO 80209 / (303) 744-EGGS (3447)
Monday – Friday 6:30AM to 2:30PM
Saturday – Sunday 7:00AM to 3:00PM