Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day #67, Farewell Rudy, Hello Rhodella

The Farewell Rudy, Hello Rhodella was a breakfast that I have put off eating for far too long. It is made with chuck roast hash with Yukon potatoes, carrots, celery, and onions, covered with a tomato gravy, and topped with two eggs over easy, and a slice of french farm bread. Not exactly an ordinary breakfast for me, but definitely something that I can handle.

The Farewell Rudy, Hello Rhodella was named after Mark Hamel's Aunt Rudy, who is Luana's sister. Her given name was Rhodella, but everyone called her Rudy. She died a few years ago, around the time when Mark bought his classic truck. In honor of his Aunt, he named his truck Rhodella, assuming that the chance of someone else using that name was a stretch. He named this breakfast in honor of his aunt as well.

I thought that this breakfast would be similar to the Norma and Floyd's but it is actually quite different. I think that the biggest difference is due to the type of meat used in the hash. This breakfast is made with a chuck roast hash, while the other is made with a corned beef hash. In all honesty, I liked the Farewell Rudy a lot better. It ended up being a really good breakfast, especially with the eggs and farm toast.

I'm glad I tried this because now I understand the differences between the two breakfasts that seem kind of similar on our menu. It was very surprising, and in a good way. Give it a try and see what I mean!

1 comment:

  1. Great to see the FL with a blog now! I was discussing how you guys should have one awhile back and didn't even realize that one was up and running! I'll make sure to share as much content as I can of yours across the web...after all the FL is my favorite restaurant! Everything is so yummy and I can't wait to come back in a few weeks to enjoy the whole atmosphere! :)

    -Renee, Kathy's daughter