120 Harvard Ave., Allston
Fullness: The homefries pick up where the sandwich leaves off
After many months and several futile attempts, I finally caught Steve’s Kitchen while they were open. Following a lead sent in by a BSA fan known only as “Myk”, I dipped into the “Kitchen” for a bacon, egg and cheddar. For a very affordable $3.95, Steve gives you a side of homefries and a large bagel with one (possibly two) fried egg(s), 3 slices of properly prepared bacon and your choice of cheese. Predictable as always, I went with white cheddar and sure enough it was the perfect selection. What makes this little number special is that just prior to being served, the sandwich spends a short stint under the broiler ensuring that the cheese drapes over everything nicely.
Aside from the fact that my napkin looked like a sheet of saran wrap from all the grease, this sandwich put me in my element. They say half of cuisine is the presentation and Steve’s got it down. Most of what I’m referring to is the bubbling cheddar from a flash exposure to extreme heat right before being served. I guess that’s all I’m referring to actually…
I was not overly impressed with the homefries, however they did fill in the hunger gap, which you sometimes run into with breakfast sandwiches. One sandwich doesn’t always fill me up, but two sandwiches makes you a tub o’ lard (apparently). So when homefries join a sandwich, there’s no need to fear.
Far superior to the neighborhood all-day-breakfast nemesis, Allston Café, Steve’s Kitchen has what it takes to be considered a great breakfast sandwich distributor. I would definitely recommend the bacon, egg and cheese at Steve’s for you “Weekend Warriors” out there who believe that grease is the “cure”.