It’s the last week to check out the Eggalicious! dishes at participating restaurants in Durham. The showcase of local culinary creativity featuring local eggs is a collaboration with Bull City Chickens, a group of coop owners in the city who want share their enthusiasm for chicken raising.
Last night, I headed over to Elmo’s Diner for their signature Eggalicious! dish, the spicy Chilaquiles - corn tortillas mixed with a homemade sauce with cilantro, peppers, onions and spices, then topped with scrambled local eggs. It’s served with black beans and sour cream, and garnished with feta cheese, diced tomatoes and fresh cilantro. Yum.
Unfortunately, by the time I got to the restaurant for dinner, they were out of Chilaquiles (no surprise). But Elmo’s serves breakfast all day, so I still got my fill of local eggs with one of their dinner specials, the California Omelet, which was filled with avocado, bacon, jack cheese and served with a side of salsa. Again, yum.
Other egg dishes in this year’s line up include the Over-Easy Burger at Bull City Burger and Brewery, the Locavore Omelet at Nosh and the Breakfast Burrito at Hummingbird Bakery. Watts Grocery, Toast, Rue Cler and DaisyCakes are also serving up eggcellent foodstuffs.
Eggalicious! ends this Saturday, the day of the Second Annual Bull City Coop Tour, which gives visitors an up-close look at some of the residents in Durham’s coops. The self-guided tour takes place between 9:30am and 3:30pm, after which the ChickenStock Festival will kick off at 4pm at Bull City Burger and Brewery and last until 8pm. The party is free and is meant to bring the community together to learn about urban chicken-raising. There’ll be music, vendors and awards handed out for the best roosts in Durham.
Maps will be available at the Durham Farmers’ Market and Bull City Burger and Brewery for a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $20 per carload. No donation will be turned away, and kids under 12 are free. The donations will benefit Welcome Baby Durham and their Cribs for Kids program.