Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Rick's in Alhambra
Ahh, breakfast...did I mention that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day? Lately, we have been venturing out to Rick's Drive-In & Out for our Saturday morning fix of pancakes, hash browns, and my BF's all-time favorite, steak and eggs. Rick's is a modest, comfortable hang-out on Main Street in downtown Alhambra and actually isn't a drive-in at all. It's the kind of place where you order at the counter, pour your own cup of coffee, and find a cozy booth either inside or in the enclosed patio to indulge in a relaxing meal. The place serves homemade, cooked-to-order dishes all day from 6am til midnight 7 days a week. You know they must be doing something right because Rick's has been at this location since 1971. That's a darn long time especially in restaurant-years, don't you think?
Though the menu includes burgers, tacos, sandwiches, salads, and even pasta, we come to Rick's for their breakfast. The light and chewy pancakes are some of the best we've tried (and believe me, we have tried a lot of pancakes!), the hashbrowns are cooked with just the right amount of crispiness, and the steak is almost always tender and juicy. The prices at Rick's hit the spot too. (the most expensive breakfast item is the steak and eggs plate at a whopping $5.69). To top it all off, the employees are always friendly and go out of their way to please.
Rick's Drive-In & Out
132 W. Main St.