(If You Liked It Then You Should’ve) Put an Egg on It

By: Toni Cunningham | October 4, 2013

What do a cheeseburger, tamale and salad have in common? They all can be made better when topped with an egg. That’s right, eggs aren’t just for the breakfast or brunch table—they can be worked into any meal of the day.

Plenty of local restaurants are taking note of this, and serving up dishes at all hours that are topped with eggs. Whether you seek a breakfast sandwich or a main dish with a little extra protein, look no further than the following restaurants:

Supino Pizzeria, 2457 Russell St., Detroit, is one of the area’s best-known (and loved!) pizza parlors, and with good reason. Their Bismarck aka “One Egg” red pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto and a duck egg.

Vinsetta Garage, 27799 Woodward Ave., Berkley, has two egg-centric dishes on its menu, the 3 a.m. Burger and the 3 a.m. Dog. The burger is topped with maple bacon, Swiss cheese, fried onions, house-made Sriracha mayo, and finally, a fried egg. The dog, on the other hand, is smothered with Vinsetta’s own bacon jam, Sriracha mayo, fried onions, chives, and fried egg. Both live up to their namesake and sound like the perfect middle of the night post-bar meal.

Vince’s Italian Restaurant, 1341 Springwells St., Detroit, has been in operation for over 50 years, and the Pasta Alla Carbonara is nothing but authentic. Fresh, house-made pasta is tossed with egg, bacon and cheese. The traditional egg-based recipe is a great way to carbo-load and protein-load at the same time!

Sushi Gallery, 1449 E. 14 Mile Rd., Madison Heights, serves Japanese and Korean cuisine, including the customary Korean dish Dol-Sot Bibimbap. The rice and veggie dish is topped with a fried egg and served in a warm bowl with spicy sauce.

Rodin, 15 E. Kirby St., Detroit, is a French-inspired restaurant right down the street from the DIA. The menu features several small plates, including a Breakfast Salad (La salade lyonnaise), consisting of endive, lamb bacon and roasted bell pepper, topped with a fried egg and maple vinaigrette. While it’s called a “breakfast” salad, it’s on the lunch menu, so like all of these egg-topped dishes, you can order it whenever you’d like.

Toast, with locations in Ferndale and Birmingham, features many house specialties, including The Cure—home fries with green chili, sausage gravy, cheddar cheese and fried eggs on top. A delicious dish named after one of the best bands ever? I’ll take it.

Bucharest Grill, 2040 Park Ave., Detroit, is known for its Chicken Shawarma, but the Bucharest Fried Egg Cheese Burger is what will keep you going back for more. The ground beef patty is topped with Muenster cheese and a fried egg, as well as the usual lettuce, tomato and onion.

Public House, 241 W. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale, just opened mere weeks ago and all signs point to egg-xtraordinary food. The Pastrami sandwich is topped with Swiss cheese sauce, mustard, cucumber pickle and a fried egg, all on a toasted brioche bun.

Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave., Detroit, makes its own peameal bacon to pair with eggs Benedict—pork loin is brined, rolled in cornmeal and fried. The English muffin-based dish is served with roasted potatoes or a green salad on the side. The Canuck, the restaurant’s breakfast sandwich, also includes the peameal bacon, as well as sharp cheddar and fruit compote, topped off with a fried egg.

Zoe’s House of Pancakes, 6339 Orchard Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township, is where you want to be if you want egg-celent variety. The Breakfast Tamales include homemade tamales topped with two over-easy eggs and all the fixin’s. Another dish, The Hangover From Los Cabos, is an open-face quesadilla piled with refried beans, chorizo, over-easy eggs, salsa verde and more. The BLT…EG is a traditional BLT with a twist—it includes guacamole and a fried egg in addition to bacon, lettuce and tomato.

TAP, 1777 3rd St., Detroit, is located at MGM Grand, and while it’s known as a sports bar, they do serve breakfast. The Philly Steak and Cheese Skillet combines breakfast with the beloved classic sandwich—it includes shaved rib eye, Swiss cheese, peppers and hash browns, topped with two fried eggs.

If you’re a fan of classic movies and aspire to be just like Rocky, you might consider a flip cocktail. Typically, the drink contains some kind of spirit, sugar, spices, and of course, a raw egg. The frothy beverage is just what you need to accompany any of the above egg-topped dishes!