First Watch breakfast. Birthdays celebration.

french toast
French Toast with egg and sausage

We headed to First Watch just north of us on N Black Canyon Hwy for breakfast this morning. First Watch is a restaurant chain based in Bradenton FL and with three locations in the Phoenix area. The 105 store chain operates in 17 states. Elaine had French Toast (custard-dipped, thick-cut brioche bread topped with whipped butter and powdered cinnamon sugar) and some sausage for me and the boys. I had Barbacao Benedict (two poached cage-free eggs atop toasted ciabatta with seasoned braised beef Barbacoa, hollandaise, sliced avocado and fresh cilantro. Served with pico de gallo and lemon dressed organic mixed greens.) Continue reading First Watch breakfast. Birthdays celebration.

El Encanto. Newsletter.

table view
The view off the end of our table included a pond, some ducks, and some turtles

Dinner tonight was at El Encanto restaurant in Cave Creek. Pete Petersen and Sharlene Froberg went with us and we had a great time. While it was a first time in this restaurant for the other two, Elaine and I have eaten there several times over the years and always enjoy it. This restaurant is set as a Mexican town, with a pond in the middle, complete with ducks and turtles, an inside eating area, and an open patio and closed patio area. There is also a large open space in the front that is a popular venue for weddings and celebrations. All in all a great experience. Continue reading El Encanto. Newsletter.