Eat This Now: Smoke + Cedar brunch

By Jackie Fender on May 6, 2014

I have to admit, I'm a pretty enthusiastic eater. What can I say; I like food ... especially breakfast! There's a problem, through. I rarely get a chance to eat breakfast out. I need to hit the home coffee pot for hours before even considering putting proper clothing on to be seen in public. My morning situation makes breakfast/lunch hybrid brunch an ideal dining option. I can mumble and grumble my way through the morning and by noon it's perfectly acceptable to join the outside world and still indulge in food fare fit for the most important meal of the day.

Last weekend marked Smoke + Cedar's first brunch service and let me tell you - GO! I can honestly say among the several items I sampled there's not one I would not recommend. However, this column is called Eat This Now, not Eat These Now.

If I have to choose, I choose Smoke + Cedar's Hangover Hash ($11). A favorite, potato-y side of mine in the tater tot lays the foundation and is scrambled with eggs and ample amounts of onions, peppers, roasted poblano chilies, fried bologna and pepper jack cheese. The end result is a fluffy, scrambled concoction that delivers a teeny bit of smoky spice, ooey-gooey cheesy nibbles with perfect portions of each ingredient throughout. All of this is then drizzled with Nunya Sauce, a mysterious tangy and smoky mayo-ish condiment that will have you wondering what nunya's (like nunya bidness) delicious secret is.

This dish is the bees knees and will have you all bright eyed and bushy tailed even if you did wait until 2 p.m. on a Sunday to peel off those shades and zombie crawl your way to Smoke + Cedar.

SMOKE + CEDAR, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, 2013 South Cedar, Tacoma, 253.343.6090

LINK: More photos of Smoke + Cedar brunch dishes on our Tumblr page