Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dixie Quicks Birthday Brunch!

Last Saturday while in Omaha, we had brunch reservations at Dixie Quicks. Being the day after our 25th birthday, Angela was pretty concerned that we would all be too hungover for brunch and reminded us to hydrate throughout the night. Surprisingly, everyone felt fine the next morning and we were probably the least hungover people at the whole restaurant. Dixie Quicks is located in an unassuming store front with only a small sign in the window. However, judging from our experience there, they don't need a bigger sign. The restaurant was completely full and reservations are mandatory. Most of its popularity stems from its spotlight in the Food Network's Guy Fieri's book "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives".

The restaurant is BYOC (Bring your Own Champagne). So accordingly, we picked some up at the local Plattsmouth liquor store, which also offers tanning salon services and a porn shop (strange?). When we arrived at the restaurant we were asked to enjoy the connecting art gallery space while we waited for our table, which was located in the middle of the gallery. The Southwestern inspired menu, which changes according to the availability of fresh ingredients, is written on a chalk board in the main dining room. It was a little awkward to stand in the middle of the dining room trying to decide what to order, but definitely expedited the decision making process.
Our server, who was quite affectionate toward his "darlin" Dan, was super energetic, funny, and most importantly, knowledgeable. Angela and I chose to share the Fruit French Toast and the Chilaquiles.

Chilaquiles are a traditional Mexican dish of crispy tortillas that are smothered in pulled chicken sauteed in a red or green salsa and topped with queso fresco. At Dixie Quicks, they served the Chilaquiles with eggs and black beans on the side. These definitely weren't the best or most authentic Chilaquiles I've ever had, but it was a good attempt. The eggs were cooked perfectly. Everyone else at the table enjoyed their dishes. Jamie had the "Cactus Scramble" which looked amazing. If there is one thing I've learned from loyally watching "Top Chef" every week, it is that cactus is an incredibly hard ingredient to cook with. So bravo to Dixie Quicks for their triumph. Overall it was a good experience and if I am ever in Omaha again, I would definitely go back.

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