Sutter Street Grill
Oct 07, 2013 05:04AM
Photography by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group
As much as I hate mornings, I’m crazy about breakfast foods.
There’s something about a greasy spoon that inspires me to roll out of bed and crawl into my favorite spot. There’s also something about being in the cushy dark green booths at Sutter Street Grill—surrounded by dozens of family pictures, kitschy painted plates and charmingly dated floral prints on the wall—that’s reminiscent of Grandmother’s kitchen.
On my last visit, I woke up over a steaming mug of Java City coffee (mismatched mugs and cups only add to the folksy feel) while perusing the menu. There’s nearly half a page of omelettes alone, and a lunch menu to boot. I opted for a plate of chicken apple sausage, eggs, country potatoes and the Grill’s famous homemade buttermilk biscuit. To be honest, when the chicken sausage came out I had to double check I didn’t get the wrong dish. Juicy, pink and rich—as opposed to the typical variety that’s dry, gray and bland—the chicken sausage was unlike any I’d ever had, and I’ve had quite a few.
My husband got one of his standbys: corned beef hash. The first surprise was that it wasn’t shredded, but rather thinly sliced and diced. The second was that the meat wasn’t very highly seasoned, as opposed to some other offerings that taste mostly of spice blends, and it allowed the flavors of the peppers and onions to shine through. That’s a definite plus for those who may feel like it’s normally over-salted and under-flavored.
You wouldn’t leave Grandma’s without dessert, and the special was strawberry shortcake. In case you decided against the biscuit at breakfast, you’ve got a second chance: It’s somehow even better with decadent cream and fresh strawberries on top.
We spotted a Monte Cristo on the lunch menu, but weren’t quite up for it. Maybe next time we can split the sandwich at one of the patio tables right on the bustling sidewalk in Historic Folsom (just like a few of the happy families we eyed), and enjoy more great food and people watching.
Sutter Street Grill, 811 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-985-4323, sutterstreetgrill.info.
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