It's been a couple of years since I last had breakfast at the local Las Vegas eatery, the award-winning Jamms Restaurant on the west side of town (on Rainbow, just north of Charleston Avenue).
This go-around, I ordered their Jamms Signature Omelet; it's basically a steak omelet (sliced steak with onions, mushroom and cheese topped with homemade béarnaise sauce).
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My counter waitress, Shirley, asked if I wanted their "bread in a cup" butter or raisin bread, but I always order that, so this time I had an English muffin instead. They make theirs crispy crunchy.
The steak in the omelet was a bit overlooked and occasionally crispy, and it wasn't evenly distributed in the folded eggs. But the mushrooms, cheesy onions and sauce more than made up for it. Wow, that was good.
So was the coffee. They serve freshly-ground Illy coffee. Bold and deeply flavorful, just the way I like it.
What a satisfying "Welcome back, Craig" breakfast. Plus when I paid my bill, they gave me a stick of gum – cinnamon, or Juicy Fruit – to freshen my mouth.
So why does it take so long to repeat a favorite restaurant? In a visit of say, five days, I have about nine meals (five breakfasts and four dinners). I like to try new places I've never ate at before, and I like to eat at some favorites. I try to eat at five or six new restaurants, which means my old favorites have to be put in a waiting cue – too many restaurants, not enough days.
Jamms Restaurant: 1029 S. Rainbow Blvd. Phone (702) 877-0749.