With its variety of Bennys, pancake flights and an assortment of a.m. cocktails, Snooze, an A.M. Eatery, has become a Valley hot spot for family-friendly morning feasting. At the restaurant’s most recent opening at Kierland Commons (which opened in late summer 2015), we sampled Snooze’s new spring-menu offerings.
To perk up the taste buds, a bloody Mary is in order–and Snooze has several to choose from. The Straight Up or Spicy is made with habanero- and jalapeño-infused vodka for a morning drink with a kick while the Boss Hog makes the perfect pancake sidekick with smokey bacon-infused Cyrus Noble Bourbon. The Gazpacho bloody Mary features cucumber, pepper and garlic-infused Mell Vodka for a zesty, fresh cocktail.
The new Mo Heat O is sure to make a splash come summertime. The refreshing blend of Ancho Reyes Liqueur, mint, fresh lime, cane syrup and a soda splash packs a bit of heat that is balanced by a mojito’s signature sweetness for a unique, summery sip.
Onto the eats. The new Early Harvest Benny uses ingredients not normally associated with eggs Benedicts to create a lighter, veggie-packed version of the breakfast staple. Griddled pesto grit cakes are topped with a broccolini and wild mushroom ragout, poached cage-free eggs, cream cheese hollandaise and roasted pepper coulis for a hearty yet healthy breakfast that you can feel good about. We’re particularly impressed with the grit cakes in lieu of a traditional English muffin. And it’s sided with Snooze’s famous crispy hash browns.
One simply cannot visit Snooze without digging into a pancake–the restaurant dishes up pancake flights, for goodness sake. The brand-new Goodness Cakes pack the same great taste that Snooze pancakes are known for but have a ton of healthy protein within. The batter is make with whole wheat and quinoa, which is hearty and filling, and the dish is topped with blackberry maple syrup, honey-lemon yogurt and seasonal berries for some sweetness that is still good for you. (We’re told the Goodness Cakes batter can be used in any of the Snooze pancake dishes instead of the traditional buttermilk batter.)
The Snooze spring menu is currently available at all four Valley locations: Central Phoenix, Tempe, Gilbert and Scottsdale.