Tag and Scott Review
Breakfast just makes us happy! Finding an out-of-the-way place serving scratch cooked morning meals is like discovering our own private eggland oasis! It’s not surprising that Tag found “Kitchen” – a nondescript one-story building attached to a tenement-type house humbly operating just off Dean Street between Broadway and Westminster. Tag is a culinary wanderer who basks in the glory of his own discoveries. We hope he never finds the breakfast holy grail because we like to say, it’s not only about the destination, but about the journey too.
After a brief consultation with owner and chief cook Howard, I anxiously awaited the delivery of the Mexican farm favorite Huevos Rancheros. In the meantime we decided on a starter sampling of freshly baked muffins. The smell was wafting throughout the rustically furnished, 18-seat dining room where the daily menu board rules each morning.
When we inquired about the morning muffin choices, Howard replied “only one; ginger orange”.
He said that he bakes one kind of muffin each day with the freshest ingredients. Well let me tell you, Kitchen’s one daily muffin was moist, fresh and delicious. We asked Howard to grill it and he refused – no kidding, he refused! He said the muffins recently came out of the oven and were too fresh to cut & grill, and would ruin the flavor. This was one of the best muffins I have ever eaten, un-grilled, and naked (no butter). It was crispy crunchy on the outside, warm and soft on the inside, and the muffin top… well when you see this muffin top, you’ll swear this is where the term was coined.
El Huevos rancheros se excellently preparado! The fried eggs on top were thankfully not overcooked. Our saying is that “if the yoke don’t flow, it ain’t a go”! The tortilla was soft and tasty, and the ingredient deck inside was delicious.
When in Providence, give this cozy and unpretentious place a sample, but be prepared to wait a short time if you don’t get there by 8:00 AM. Order a muffin while you wait – it’ll be worth the trip!
Tags Toilet Talk: All I want to say about this unisex “powder room” is you need not be frightened ladies! Big, roomy, well-appointed with all the “necessities” one needs; and ergonomically comfortable. One of the selling features of this bathroom was an empty trash can first thing in the morning. If I were a betting man, I would have guessed it would not have been emptied from the day before, “butt” to my surprise, as clean as a whistle with new trash can liner to boot. I rate this one 4 TP rolls out of 5.
Kitchen |94 Carpenter Street | Providence, RI | Wed-Fri 7:30 am – 1 pm | Sat-Sun 7:30 am – 4 pm