The popular travel and food site with over 2.5 million readers made the pronouncement in its recent story featuring 30 breakfast burritos from across the U.S.
Hearing the news, I personally had to go try one myself. Here is my report.
Saturday Morning Visit
I met Juliana Campbell (she goes by Jules), Monday Night’s Front of the House Manager on a crisp June Saturday morning at 11:00am. Once I told her about the national recognition, she ordered me the now famous breakfast burrito on the spot.
While we waited, Jules provided me with a tour of the Monday Night Social Club which opened up last September at Birmingham’s Parkside District in the midst of the pandemic. The place has it all – great food, beer and atmosphere (love the murals and the wall of ties). What an incredible new addition to the Magic City.
The Breakfast Burrito
Obviously, I was there for the breakfast burrito, so I first asked Jules about the national attention Monday Night’s breakfast was getting..
“We’re excited to be featured. We’ve been open since September and we’ve only been featuring brunch since December. It is very exciting to get some recognition around our breakfast burrito. It will probably increase the chances of having a burrito featured on the menu, all the time. So I would say that while the breakfast burrito may only be available during brunch, we may have to add it to the menu soon.”
Shortly after her comment, Chef Kyle Lacey brought out the masterpiece. Jules then described it in mouthwatering detail.
“We use chorizo. We have a scrambled egg, and our house made guacamole. Our house made guacamole is probably our most popular starter and it has a following around it, great guacamole, in my opinion that’s probably what makes it the best. We also feature some fried marble potatoes in there as well, so you get a nice little crunch. Then we also add pico de gallo that we can make in house as well and some colby jack cheese. So it’s really just the perfect bite – you got a little bit of fresh green, you got a little bit of that salty umami chorizo, and then the egg. The perfect breakfast burrito.”
And she was right. The Monday Night breakfast burrito I ate was tasty and fantastic. Far & Wide – you got it right.
When You Can Get It – Only Saturdays & Sundays
A final word of caution. The Monday Night breakfast burrito is addictive. I’ve got to admit, after I ate the burrito on Saturday, I wanted another one the following day and the next.
Unfortunately, Monday Night serves their breakfast burritos—only for brunch—two days a week:
- Saturdays: 11am to 2pm
- Sundays: 11am to 4pm
I fully support starting up a petition to get the breakfast burrito on the Monday Night daily menu.
Congrats to Monday Night! Your breakfast burrito deserves the honor. My compliments to your gracious and welcoming staff. On my next visit, I need to try all your beers. If they are as great as your breakfast burrito, I’ll be in heaven.