Promised I would give you more! So here I am to tell you about my sunny day, Sunday.
A spontaneous trip to the Grand Canyon began with a scenic drive–crystal blue skies and every shade of greenery, no construction (thank goodness!), and my stomach rumbling, anxious to reach Flagstaff. Upon arrival the halfway point, a quaint little cafe tucked away in a shopping center caught my eye. Right across the street, though, was an IHOP…a guarantee for “good,” edible food. I thought to myself, “Take a gamble with The Crown Railroad Cafe or go with the predictable option?”
Boy, oh boy am I glad that The Crown Railroad Cafe was the winner! Immediately upon walking inside, I was transported back my childhood. Murals of cho-cho trains lined the walls and to top it off, a real train was circling above. After being seated by an upbeat, friendly waitress I noticed the menu had a big number 66 on the cover. Sure enough, this place was home to 66 different types of omelets! I had to order one, so I mixed in green chilis, tomato, mushroom, and onion. On the side: “those” potatoes and a biscuit.
Oh. My. Goodness. This meal really was eggstraordinary. The omelet was cooked perfectly. Although the veggies could have used a tad bit more seasoning, the salsa on the side added a nice little kick. The potatoes were diced thick, served with green and red peppers. I am a sucker for crispy potatoes, so I would have liked mine with more crispness, but overall they were pretty fab. The biscuit was the size of my two hands! Perfect texture, crumbly and soft. Definite 5 stars. The gravy on the side was spectacular, filled with love and homemade flavor.
As beautiful as the Grand Canyon was, I think I enjoyed it all the more because my tummy was so happy! Next time your venturing up North or simply looking for some great breakfast, stop at The Crown Railroad Cafe in Flagstaff, Arizona. After all, Gourmet Gab likes to think of road trips as an adventure to find some unexpectedly delicious food.
love food. love self. love life.