Hey Good Lookin’, what you got cookin’? That was the question that we found the answer to a few weeks ago when my wife said that her and the girls wanted brunch. Typically, I go to Jiu-Jitsu on Sundays, but I had been hitting the mats hard and decided to take a day off. Good Lookin’ was a spot that I had been eyeing for a while, so that was one of the restaurant options up for discussion.
After a few minutes of deliberating, that was the final choice. So, we headed over to 4919 Underwood Avenue in the Dundee area of Omaha. We don’t make it out to Dundee too often these days as we’re not too close to that part of town. When we got there, we were able to find a parking spot just down the street from the restaurant. The location is just to the east of eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato, a place that my family is quite familiar with.
At first glance, it was clean, and their brick walls made the inside of the building stand out. As you walk in the doors, you see the menu displayed on the wall after you take a few steps inside. They have open seating, but you first stand in line to place your order. We glossed over the menu trying to figure out what to get. My wife chose the Breakfast Burrito (scrambled egg, sharp white cheddar, Oaxaca, bacon, house aioli, tater tots, flour tortilla, salsa) minus the cheese with a lemonade, my oldest daughter selected the Avocado Toast (avocado, cheddar, sesame seed, radish, 2 poached eggs) with a lemonade, my youngest daughter also wanted the Avocado Toast, but minus the radish with an orange juice. And though I’m not a big fan of English Muffins, I decided to go with the Breakfast Sandwich (scrambled egg, sharp white cheddar, bacon or house sausage, house aioli, English muffin).
One thing that caught our attention almost immediately was the tint of the orange juice. It didn’t appear to be like orange juice that you purchase from the grocery store. We didn’t quite know what the difference was, but once we sat down at the table and gave it a try, we knew exactly what was going on. It was freshly squeezed! Yes, the difference in color was due to the difference in quality and the taste was glorious! I could have finished off at least 60 ounces of that stuff…man!
While waiting for our food, a gentleman stopped by our table and said something like, “Aren’t you that food blogger?” He introduced himself as Christian and he was the owner of the place. Always cool to be recognized as the Omaha Fattie (don’t worry, you can call me that), but even cooler when it’s a random restaurant owner. He asked if we ordered the Crispy Potatoes and when I said that we didn’t, he told us that we had to try them. That Is what he tells anyone that asks what they should try when visiting.
Guys! Get the Crispy Potatoes! There was a BACON Jelly and I believe sour cream (might be something more) that topped these scrumptious crispy bites. Each of us raved about them as we had our first tastes. My youngest daughter said that they were, “really, really, really, really go…amazing!” I CANNOT stress to you enough about the fact that you should probably order these if you visit this place! Any future trip that we make will include an order of these if they are available.
The rest of the dishes followed suit. The Avocado Toast with all the fixin’s was pretty! The plate was put together in such a masterful way. The flavors met the same standard. Initially, we weren’t sure about the radishes being included, but they worked. My oldest, though not a big fan of eggs, will occasionally eat them and this was her first experience with poached. That was the only part that she didn’t love and that isn’t a knock on the dish. Just a personal preference. Eggs, especially when runny, can be a turnoff for some. She did comment that the avocado was perfect. My youngest enjoyed hers as well, but I wish she would have given the full ingredients a try for the full experience.
Breakfast Burritos are often a dish that are a favorite and good option for my wife because it’s easy to remove the dairy aspect. The burritos have so many variations and are packed with so much goodness that she isn’t ever missing out. Well, aside from the dairy. Lol! It is rare that my wife expresses how good something is, but it was not so on this day. Facial expressions and all made it clear that she was loving her choice! You know that its good when she asks if I want to try it.
Remember I said that I’m not a big fan of English Muffins? That is still true, but I will eat the English Muffin from Good Lookin’ any day of the week. When I mentioned the muffin to Christian after we finished our meals, he said that his concept was to be different. A lot of times you will see a biscuit, but a muffin was what he envisioned. From the first bite, I was hooked! The melted cheese with the eggs and sausage was pure perfection. The aioli added a nice kick of added flavor, and it was just…ooh! This is one of those things where I enjoyed it so much that I would likely order it again, but I’d be torn because I would want to give something new a shot.
The price of our meals came out to just above $60. That is a bit more than I would typically want to spend for a brunch, however, after experiencing the quality and passion put into the food, I’m okay with that. Now, I may not be going every month, but I would most certainly love to go back! I was thoroughly impressed with our visit!
I give Good Lookin’ 5 Fatties. Have you been? If so, what do you think?
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