When I think about how many hours I have spent inside Dominick’s 24 Hour Eatery at 123 E. 12th St., it makes me think I’m a little strange. My friends Joe, Anthoni, Tom, Chris, Frank and I used to spend countless nights drinking coffee and eating all of the delicious food that Dom’s offers. Being there for six to eight hours was not uncommon. Very rarely have I been in while the sun is shining, but what a better opportunity than for my blog on a Monday morning.
I met my coworker Amy there this Monday before work. It was far less crowded than a Friday or Saturday night after the bars let out, but the food was still just as good. We sipped some coffee, talked about the two weddings we went to this weekend and perused the menu. I have had most of the breakfast items from the menu including their pancakes, French toast and the meatball omelet. All three are fantastic, and I emphasize that for the omelet. I have had a meatball omelet from many places in town and Dominick’s is my favorite. Amy went with the slightly healthier option of a spinach omelet; while I decided to go with Nick’s Special omelet. (I figured with the name special in it, it had to be good. Right?)
When my omelet was placed in front of me, I’m pretty sure I had to pick my bottom lip off of the table. It was massive. It had to have been made with five, maybe six eggs. It was stuffed with fresh cubed red potatoes, fresh green bell peppers, onions, ground Italian sausage and then topped with four slices of provolone cheese. I put a fork and jelly packet in the picture for some context as to just how large it really was. The sausage had a little spice to it and was perfectly paired with the crisp, fresh veggies. The cheese melted and stretched with every bite. I added some ketchup and some Franks and it was perfect. The Kraft raspberry and blackberry jam went great on my side of Italian toast.
Amy’s omelet wasn’t quite as large, but it still looked awesome. Filled with fresh spinach and cheese, and topped with even more cheese, this omelet still was a monster. Her side of crispy bacon would have been great in my omelet (as if it needed anything else). Personal opinion: there is no other way to eat bacon than crispy.
With the start of our workday coming quickly, we had to eat a little fast. After our two plates were pretty much clean, a nap would have been a better way to go instead of the office, but we had to do what we had to do. Thank you to all that made our Dominick’s visit great. The food was delicious, as I have come to expect. I will be back soon for sure.
Until next time,
Andrew – Beard vs. Food