Review: Athens (again.)
Everybody needs a go-to diner. A place where you can suggest without thinking too hard that's going to be a crowd pleaser. Somewhere to go when you're too tired (or hungover. Or tired and hungover.) to be adventurous. For us, that place is Athens.
And while my usual is the eggs benny, there's a menu item that I've always looked at and then changed my mind about at the last second: the Breakfast Wrap.
What is it? Scrambled eggs, bacon, country ham (which I opted out of), lettuce, tomato, onion, mozza cheese, all wrapped up like a big hug in a tortilla. And then grilled. And—wait for it—SERVED WITH MOTHERF$*&ING HOLLANDAISE ON THE SIDE.
This isn't your average wrap that you're going to chow down on and then go about your day. This is a meal when you need to repair some damage done the night before. Which is exactly the place I was in when we went.
The wrap itself was everything I wanted it to be and more. The mozza cheese was perfectly melted and gooey. The lettuce which I was skeptical about (because warm lettuce is kind of gross...) was actually one of my favourite parts. The way the wrap was crafted, the lettuce was all on the inside so it stayed relatively cool, along with the tomato and onion. In short, this wrap was not built by an amateur—this was the real deal.
If I had to have one note, it would be that the scrambled egg was a little overcooked, and the bacon was a little undercooked. But I mean, I had a vat of hollandaise to dip everything in, so really, there's no losing here.
11/10 would eat again.