Photo © Christine Elise McCarthy 2012
I go to this place often enough that they know my name and what I order without my having to say anything. I might be a little OCD when it comes to food as I am discovering (as I write this blog) that I tend to stick to one dish and one dish only at each spot I frequent. My dish here is the breakfast burrito, which contains eggs, beans & cheese. I order it egg whites only & eschew the sour cream they top it with. It is served with a dollop of guacamole & two kinds of salsa. It is generally HUGE & very satisfying! I also order my regular coffee in the short fat coffee mugs they use for cappuccino because I hate the ones they like to use for regular coffee (http://www.webstaurantstore.com/7-5-oz-bell-shaped-brown-coffee-china-mug-12-box/999C68807.html) because they remind me of an awful place called Mug-n-Muffin on the east coast. Those mugs are too small & they depress me. Hey – we all have our traumas & quirks. The cup I prefer can be seen in the background of the image above. I recommend requesting one.
Anyway – the 101 always seems crowded – but not too crowded. The menu is varied (healthy food, comfort food, breakfast, lunch & dinner) & they even stay open until 2 AM and serve beer & wine! I have never heard anyone complain about anything they ordered here. Very good, friendly & very reliable! And you might even see hung over famous people! FYI – the mirror above the counter is good for surreptitious people watching.
If you go in the AM – say hi to Danny, the manager!