Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
If you read today’s post on an empty stomach, I guarantee you’ll consume all kinds of food, most likely of the breakfast variety. We consumed our fair share at Peg’s Glorified Ham ‘n Eggs, voted “Best Breakfast” for 11 years running by satisfied customers in northern Nevada (Reno and Sparks), and now, Roseville, California.
I’m from Chicago, but I’m here to cast my vote, too. The food was glorious, all glorified as it was for the hungry patrons packing it in the morning we were there!
It was classic Norman Rockwell, minus the highway patrolman next to the runaway; in his stead was a mother-daughter duo running away from the routine of another bland breakfast experience at home.
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THE BOTTOM LINE ON PEG’S GLORIFED HAM & EGGS
Verdict: What’s not to like when “Pop and Peg” have been delivering on their secret to success since 1999: “Give the customer more than they expect in terms of both quality and quantity. Then, top that off with “egg-cellent” service.”
How to Get There: Follow your nose if you’re not a local; if that doesn’t work, after you arrive at Reno’s International Airport, head west on E Plumb Lane toward Durham Road. Merge onto I-580 S/US-395 S via the ramp on the left toward Carson City for five miles. Take the South Meadows Parkway exit, Exit 60. Turn left onto S. Meadows Parkway. Peg’s south Reno location will be on the right in a strip mall approximately a mile from Exit 60 just after passing Lauren Ct. They're only open for breakfast and lunch (6:30-2:00) so drag your feet and you'll miss the most glorious breakfast this side of the Rocky Mountains. They're open 7 days a week, closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.
If Reno isn’t on your radar, you can always check out Peg’s in Sparks, Nevada and in Roseville, California.
Insider Information: Pets are welcome to join the party in their outdoor dining areas. Peg’s “egg-cellent” service includes a water bowl for Fido. No reservations when it comes to dining, but you can call ahead to increase your chances of getting a table right away when you arrive.
Peg’s History: As per their menu and website: Even as a young boy, Fred had always loved the restaurant business; beginning with washing dishes for his parents at age nine. He was so determined to learn the business that he would stand by his parents’ side, atop a soapbox, just to get in on the “action”. He learned everything from washing dishes, to cooking, to bookkeeping. By the time he was 18, he found that cooking was his true passion. But this would have to wait: Fred enlisted in the United States Air Force, with a tour in Germany. Upon returning to Oregon, Fred ran into a high school friend by the name of JoAnna. They dated, fell in love & were married shortly thereafter.