Snooze- A Breakfast Eatery

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After more than an hour wait, I have to admit the grub was worth the wait.   Snooze is a popular breakfast spot with a bar, music blaring, and an outdoor eating area.  I ordered the Shrimp and Grits meal with andouille sausage.  The dish was topped with a fried egg.  Every morsel was absolutely scrumptious.   The grits were creamy.   Honestly, this ranks in the best preparation of shrimp and grits I’ve had.  I can only recall one other spot in Baltimore called Darker than Blue which may rival.

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Another breakfast dish which caught my attention was the sweet potato pancake.   As for that dish, I say next time.

There are locations in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas.

I visited the 8861 Villa La Jolla Dr #509, La Jolla, CA 92037

Open until 2:30 PM

Slappy Cakes Restaurants: An International Phenom

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With locations all over the world, let you day begin with Slappy Cakes.  Portland, Oregon is legendary for being a brunch town. Every neighborhood has breakfast places and most of them are great.  What happens at Slappy Cakes is that you get to participate in the fun of making breakfast on a griddle at your table.

Slappy Cakes is a family owned and operated restaurant that opened in Portland in 2009. Since then Slappy Cakes has been featured nationally on The Cooking Channel, Rachael Ray, Women’s Day Magazine, and was awarded the title of “America’s Best” by Food Network’s Alton Brown as one of America’s top ten destinations. There are now locations in Maui, Japan, Philippines and Singapore.

Liege Waffle Recipe offers a Belgian waffle not to be missed.

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Another waffle from Belgium. These guys really know their waffles. This Liege Waffle Recipe comes from tadaaaa – the city of Liege in Belgium. Again the Liege waffle recipe is almost the same as the ordinary Belgian waffle recipe, just sweeter. Liege waffles are also smaller, so you can hold them in your hands while Brussels waffles are eaten from a plate with a fork and knife. To make Liege waffles you have to add some extra vanilla sugar (What is vanilla sugar? – it is vanilla scented sugar. You can even make your own if you put a whole vanilla bean in a jar of white sugar for a week or so.) Liege waffles are a bit denser and also sweeter. A little piece of history before we start cooking, yeah it is always fun to learn new things – Liege waffles were invented in eighteenth century by one of the cooks of Prince-Bishop of Liege. I bet you did not know that, we sure didn’t.

Liege Waffle Recipe

For a Liege Waffle recipe we will need:
2 cups flour
1 cup pearl sugar
1 cup melted butter
3 eggs
1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (add some vanilla sugar)
1/8 teaspoon salt

How to make Liege Waffles in nine easy steps:
1. Take the lukewarm water and mix in yeast, 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar and salt. Let the yeast develop for 15 minutes. In the meanwhile you can melt the butter, but be careful – do not burn it.

2. Now take a large bowl and put in the flour, make a hole in the middle, pour in the yeast that you made in step one. Also add eggs and melted butter and knead until you get nice and even dough. Then let it rest so the yeast does it’s magic and the dough doubles.

3. Now take pearl sugar and gently mix it in.

4. Again, let it rest for 15 minutes, in the meanwhile you can turn on thewaffle maker so its nice and hot.

5. All there is left is to pour the waffle dough into the waffle maker and bake for 3-5 minutes. Because we mixed in the sugar late in the process it will melt and caramelize and give that special Liege waffle taste. Just be careful when you take them out of the waffle maker, caramelized sugar can make them sticky.