Restaurant Review: Break an Egg, Las Cruces

Posted by: Dave DeWitt

Break an EggAt this fairly new restaurant, the idea and decor are better than the food.  But what a great idea!  The name is a pun on that stage encouragement, "Break a leg," so the restaurant (breakfast and lunch only) has a movie theme.  Film strips decorate the walls, along with movie posters and TVs showing classic films.  When I ate there with Kristina Martinez of the NMSU Library, they were showing "The King and I," which has nice spectacle but doesn't fit the theme.  "The Egg and I" (Fred MacMurry, 1947), "Breakfast at Tiffany's,"  "Humpty Dumpty" (1935), or anything starring Kevin Bacon would have been better to show.  "The Amazing Omelette" (2005) would have been perfect because every actor wears pancake makeup!  Its menu is a "script" with numerous "acts," like "Egg-Cademy Award Winners," "Scene Stealers," and "Box Office Hits."  There are an incredible number of breakfast options with titles like "The Gaffer" (Eggs Florentine) and "The Cinematographer" (Eggs Rellenos).  They have a separate Southwest menu, and I had the "Machaca Skillet," but it was quite ordinary pulled beef with a mysterious-looking sauce that was spicy without having much flavor.  Even their coffee is just average.  That said, their pecan muffins were great.  I would rate it an "A" for decor and a "C" for food quality.  It's at 201 South Solano in Las Cruces, 575-647-300.

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