Peg's Glorified Ham and Eggs opened the doors, to the Roseville location, back in July, 2013, and since that day, they have established a reputation as one of the best breakfast restaurants in Roseville. The restaurant is nearly always packed, especially on weekends and holidays, with diners who appreciate an outstanding breakfast, or lunch.
As with all of my reviews, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's 0715 on Friday morning, March 29, 2019, and I've arrived at Peg's Glorified Ham 'n Eggs, ready to enjoy an amazing breakfast.
Peg's has four locations in the Reno, Nevada, area, and late July, 2013, the Roseville location opened, which, as of this writing, is the only Peg's location in California. Peg's is located in a new strip mall, about a mile east of I-80, on busy Douglas Blvd., in Roseville. The location offers lots of convenient, free parking, and it's easy to get back on the freeway after you've enjoyed a delicious breakfast or lunch.
Photo: As you enter the front door, you'll notice the breakfast counter, with the open kitchen behind it, and the large dining room. It's a little after 0700 on this Friday morning, and the large dining room is lightly seated, but trust me, in two hours, it will be full, as Peg's is a very popular breakfast spot in Roseville.
Photo: The large dining room is spacious, clean, comfortable, and attractively decorated. If you look through the front windows, you can see the patio, but it's not seated on this early Friday morning, as it's a little cold outside.
Photo: This funny little "welcome board" is on the wall, next to the greeter/cashier's station, just as you enter the restaurant. The drawings drew a chuckle out of me.
Photo: Peg's main dining room, looking toward the counter, and the open kitchen. Photo gives a great idea of how spacious this comfortable dining room really is.
Photo: Here's Peg's breakfast menu, which includes all of your favorites. Peg's is serious about breakfast, as breakfast is served any time the restaurant is open. The other side of the menu lists lunch selections. I neglected to ask if lunch is available during breakfast hours, as I occasionally crave a burger for breakfast. The Hawaiian selections looked enticing, but the skillet section drew, and held my attention.
Photo: I sat at the counter, and I was treated to the open kitchen, and was able to watch the chef in action. At this early hour, the restaurant appeared to be staffed by only one chef and two servers, but at half past seven, another chef came in, along with a couple additional servers.
As I was watching the staff in action, I noted the servers assist the chef in the final preparation of the meals, by doing many of the finishing touches, such as adding garnishes, arranging the plate, toasting bread, and warming tortillas. Teamwork in action at Peg's!
Photo: When the orders are ready, they're plated and put on a stainless steel shelf. The servers check the monitor, and seem to compare it with the written order tag. To me, it looks like the perfect blend of old and new technology, but the proof is in the meal, and Peg's serves great food!
Photo: Meet Heather, my super-friendly server, who delivers my "Chile Relleno and Eggs" skillet to me with a smile. Such a friendly person and a great server!
Photo: Thanks, Heather, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy a delicious breakfast skillet at Peg's.
Photo: I fall head over heels for any breakfast that has a south-of-the-border twist, and from "Peg's Glorified Skillets" section of the breakfast menu, my breakfast choice today was the "Chile Relleno and Eggs." This breakfast is BIG and it's served, piping hot from the kitchen, in a skillet. This delicious breakfast is actually vegetarian, as it doesn't have any meat, but it does have eggs and cheese, which are definite animal products. All of this goodness arrived only about ten minutes after placing my order.
At Peg's all skillet breakfasts include hash browns, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, pinto beans, tortillas, two eggs, cooked to your liking, and of course, the main attraction, which for me was the Chile relleno. All ingredients are fresh, and made in-house with the exception of the tortillas and eggs, which are sourced locally.
The Chile rellano was a medium-size poblano chili pepper, stuffed with cheese and onions. It came lightly battered, and deep fried to a golden brown. There was just enough "crunch" in the pepper to, ... crunch a bit, but the pepper wasn't raw; it was cooked perfectly to my liking, as I definitely love a little "crunch" with my breakfast. It was topped off with Peg's ranchero sauce, which really added a lot of zesty flavor to my main breakfast attraction. The relleno was very flavorful and not at all spicy or hot, at least to my taste buds. If you're "heat sensitive," I don't think you'd have any problems with this delicious Chile relleno.
Both the cabbage slaw and the pico de gallo were fresh, and chilled, which worked well with the breakfast, as everything else was, naturally, hot. I ordered my two eggs cooked over easy - my de facto standard - and they arrived, cooked as ordered. To me, cooking eggs over easy - not medium, hard or broken - is the "gold standard" of a fine restaurant. The hash browns were deep fried to a crispy golden on the outside, and chewy on the inside, just the way I like them. The pinto beans came in thick, bean gravy, which was perfect for dipping the corn tortillas in. I rolled the tortillas up and dipped them in the gravy as I've learned to do during my travels to Mexico. I ate the little jalapeno pepper slice which was perched atop the Chile relleno and loved it!
This was one delicious breakfast! No wonder Peg's is a very popular breakfast restaurant in Roseville. When you're in the mood for an amazing breakfast, pay a visit to Peg's Glorified Ham 'n Eggs.
Meanwhile, back on mid-morning, Saturday, August 06, 2016, we hit Pegs for the first time, to enjoy a wonderful breakfast...
Photo: Peg's Roseville location offers a very spacious dining room, with a good mixture of tables and booths. Like the downtown Reno location, it features an open kitchen, where you can observe the kitchen staff at work. On this mid-Saturday morning in early August, Peg's is a very busy restaurant. By the time we left, every table was seated, and there were folks waiting for a table.
Photo: Another view of the dining room, as seen from the rear of the dining room. The kitchen is to the right of the photo.
Photo: Peg's Glorified Ham 'n Eggs is open for breakfast and lunch only, so if you're in the mood for breakfast, you know they're serious about breakfast. Here's a small portion of the breakfast section of the menu. I was especially attracted to the "Monterey Skillet" and "Aloha From Hawaii" sections, but the "Mexican" in me won out today, so I went for the Tamale and Eggs.
Photo: I love the open kitchen, and the breakfast bar, where you can observe the kitchen staff preparing delicious meals. If I wasn't dining with my wife today, I'd be sitting at the breakfast counter, as I love to watch the staff in action, especially when I dine alone.
Photo: Our friendly and gracious waiter, Cordell, smiles after placing our breakfast on our table. Cordell was more than happy to have his photo taken. My "Monterey Skillet Breakfast" is sitting on the table. More about my amazing breakfast in a couple of photos... If you look through the window to the right of the photo, you can get a peek at the small outdoor dining area that Peg's offers. Despite the fact that the restaurant was VERY busy, our order arrived in less than fifteen minutes.
Photo: My wife, Sharlene, and I pose for the camera, as Cordell snaps our photo upon my request.
Photo: Sharlene chose to go veggie, so she ordered the "Veggie Bene," and rather than potatoes - the menu gives you the choice of potatoes, fruit or grits - she ordered fruit for an added health factor. The Veggie Bene" includes avocado, spinach and onion, rather than meat, and like it's cousin, it's topped with hollandaise sauce. Sharlene loved it, but couldn't finish it all. I usually will help her out, but I was stuffed after finishing off my gigantic breakfast.
Photo: My "Monterey Skillet Breakfast," which, like the menu says, is served in a skillet. I enjoyed Tamale and Eggs, which is a homemade tamale topped with Peg's ranchero sauce, two perfectly fried eggs over easy, served with golden hash browns, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, fresh pinto beans a slice of cantaloupe, and warm corn tortillas. The platter of delicious food was enormous, delicious, and filling! This is one of the best breakfasts that I've enjoyed in a very long time, and Peg's just may become my favorite breakfast restaurant in Roseville! Muy sabroso!
Peg's Glorified Ham 'n Eggs has been voted "Best Breakfast in Reno" many times, by various venues of the Reno media, and we certainly can understand why, as Peg's serves a superior breakfast! We love the open kitchen, the friendly staff, and the innovative, delicious food. You won't go home hungry, as the portions are enormous! Mary and I were the only members today to finish our breakfasts; everybody else took most of theirs home in a box. We predict in the not too distant future that Peg's will win a "Best Breakfast in Roseville" award.
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