Monday, June 11, 2012

Ricky's All-Day Grill

A few days ago, the wife had a reunion with some college friends at Ricky's All-Day Grill (probably the place she goes to for breakfast the most).  In the past, she hasn't had to worry about bringing up her seafood allergy at breakfast; however, with the increasing prevalence of shrimp omelettes and smoked salmon benedicts on breakfast menus, she no longer takes a chance for fear of cross-contamination.

The good news is that when she mentioned her allergy to her server, she was assured that the seafood was prepared in a separate area from her breakfast food - now she can enjoy all the eggs, bacon and hash browns she wants!  While Ricky's has ensured that this happens at their Harvest Hills location, we're not certain if this is standard practice for all of the restaurant locations but we're willing to find out one day.  This is a change from other all-day breakfast chain restaurants that we've visited, such as Perkins where the wife was told not to eat the hash browns because the seafood was fried in the same oil.  Although we understand the precautions in following such advice, the wife is always a little disappointed when she can't have her crunchy potatoes in the morning (or during the day).

The following is what the wife ordered on Thursday morning - the quick commute.  It's been the best value for breakfast for years and while the husband doesn't slather on as much ketchup and Tabasco sauce as the wife, you can see that it's indeed a full plate for just around $7 with tax and tip.

Maple bacon, shredded hash browns, buttered toast, and an egg with lots of ketchup and smoked Tabasco chipotle sauce.
Seafood-free friendliness: Compared to other breakfast chains, it seems to be quite friendly (double-check with the server though).  It's been over half a year since we've had the dinner menu to test its seafood-free friendliness so we can't quite comment on that but if the seafood preparation station is indeed separate from the other stations, this is a good indication that we'll likely be safe with dinner too.

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