At Over Easy’s recently opened site in the Biltmore Business Park, eye-catchingly yellow umbrellas set the mood for cheery, and the interior brightens it even further with yellow chairs and banquettes set off by brilliantly white tile in a spacious ’50s diner style.
The patio’s attraction is its location, affording a view of the commanding office skyline rising around it from its broad sidewalk expanse overlooking Biltmore Fashion Park across the busy traffic hub of 24th Street at Camelback.
Breakfast and lunch dishes attest to the culinary creativity of executive chef Aaron May, who founded the restaurant in a repurposed Taco Bell in Arcadia in 2008 and continues to direct the menu development as current owners Ryan Dame and Jason Kyle expand the concept through franchising. Patrons’ choices are not constrained by the clock; they can order breakfast for lunch, and vice versa. In fact, the menu itself underscores that attitude and avoids categorizing dishes one way or the other.
Indulge with Chilaquiles, an egg-topped mountain of chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onion and fresh corn tortilla chips smothered with tangy, house-made ranchero sauce. There’s breakfast-traditional eggs and hash browns and toast — served with house-made jelly and always prepared to exacting standards — and Over Easy creations such as Avocado Toast. For the health-conscious, choices include the Protein Bowl, with quinoa, sausage, egg, tomatoes and arugula; and the Fit Chicken platter, a chicken breast served with egg whites and sliced tomatoes. Dedication to from-scratch cooking includes the orange juice, freshly squeezed per order. The coffee served is cold brew; blended with cinnamon, cardamom and sweetened condensed milk and served over ice, coffee becomes the very refreshing Over Easy Iced.
As a franchise operation, the menu must be consistent for all Over Easy restaurants. But unique to the Biltmore location is a daily changing Grab ‘n Go selection of four different salads, two sandwiches and a wrap.
Over Easy Biltmore
2398 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix (validated parking)
Over Easy Arcadia
4730 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix (free parking)