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Taking the First Watch . . .

For lunch/breakfast today we decided to give First Watch another try. They’re another of these breakfast places that keep springing up.




We weren’t real crazy about the place when we first tried them back in May, but decided to check them out again since we may not have a choice much longer.

We both like The Egg and I better, but recently found out that First Watch actually owns Egg and I (and several other breakfast chains like Le Peep and Good Egg) and they’re in the process of converting most/all of the Eggs over to First Watch’s.

We got there about 1:30 and pretty quickly experienced one of the reasons that we weren’t real happy with the place last time – slow service. Plus they don’t have the delicious Hazelnut coffee that’s our favorite at the Egg.

But they did have Jan’s favorite Avocado Toast,

First Watch Avocado Toast

as well as the Dressed Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette she likes.

First Watch Dressed Greens

She wasn’t sure why, but Jan said she didn’t like the eggs that came with her Toast as much as the Egg version.

Rather than my usual Eggs, Bacon, Fruit, and English Muffin, I went in a different direction with the BLT Benedict,

First Watch BLT Benedict

along with an order of their Million Dollar Bacon.

First Watch Million Dollar Bacon 2

Which is four slices of their hardwood-smoked bacon with brown sugar, black pepper, cayenne and a maple syrup drizzle. And although the BLT Benedict was pretty good, the bacon was the best part of the meal.

But isn’t that the way it always is. The only thing better than bacon is . . .  more bacon, right?

After today’s visit I’m not sure we like FW any better than after our first visit, and apparently it’s not only us. As I was checking out at the counter I asked the guy if he knew if they were planning to convert the Webster E&I over to a FW.

And he said, “Lord, I hope not. I like their food better than here. Unfortunately I started working here before I ate there.”

So it’s not just us, I guess.

Afterwards we went right across the street to pick up a few things at WalMart. We were a little leery of the post-Black Friday crowds, but it wasn’t really any busier than a normal Saturday.

One thing I’ve noticed in the last couple of weeks that, rather than going up in anticipation of Thanksgiving traveling, gas prices have been dropping even more. This past Monday when I got gas at the new Costco, it was a new low at $1.98/gallon.

But now it’s at $1.91. And it looks like the Sam’s Club right up the Interstate has started matching them.

A gas war is a good thing.





Thought for the Day:
 

“Spock, I’ve found that ‘lies’ usually triumph–unless the ‘truth’ is very, very careful.”  –  Dr. McCoy in “The Omega Glory”

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