The Angry Egg’s trademark will make we giggle — a cranky-looking oval with a burst “forehead” and complicated brows in a low scowl, sporting a chef’s toque and brandishing a spatula.
The name of Liz and Steve Hall’s new Manchester grill was desirous by an occurrence in their home kitchen, Liz says.
She was cooking breakfast one morning for her family when a whites of a frying egg started “spitting and jumping” in a pan, she says. “I said, ‘Wow, this is a unequivocally indignant egg.’”
The Halls are an gifted grill couple, who met while operative during Cavey’s in Manchester — Liz as a dining room manager and Steve as a sous chef. Steve has also worked for Carbone’s Kitchen in Bloomfield. The integrate took over a former Sunny Side Up restaurant, opening their cafeteria in late March.
“We were going to do this in about 6 years when a son graduated from high school,” Liz says, with skeleton to open a ubiquitous store in Vermont with breakfast, lunch and workman crafts. By “freak accident” late final year, she says, they found out a Main Street grill was for sale, and motionless to change their prophesy to their hometown.
“We’re unequivocally happy to be here,” she says. “We’re unequivocally happy to give behind to a village and be partial of revitalizing Main Street in Manchester.”
THE ATMOSPHERE: The Angry Egg, with a sign “Come hangry, leave happy,” is a small, native space with seating for 40 during gentle booths and stools, and walls ornate with country-style taste and paintings by internal artists. A digital Victrola mounted behind a opposite sets a caf� vibe with 1950s-era tunes. Weekends get busy, Liz says, that is when a restaurant’s self-serve Baronet coffee bar comes in accessible for watchful patrons.
FEATURED/NOTEWORTHY DISHES: The Angry Egg focuses on breakfast and lunch, with normal omelets, pancakes, sandwiches and salads alongside some-more singular offerings.
Big appetites will conclude a “Angry Egg Sammich” on brioche with dual eggs, Bogner’s thick-cut peppers bacon, Cabot cheddar, arugula and chipotle mayo, and a pressed French toast, with mascarpone and berries layered between dual hulk slices of Texas toast. The “I’m Hangry” image facilities a debate of a classics, with 3 eggs, bacon, sausage, dual buttermilk pancakes and crush browns.
A veggie hasten is popular, with scrambled eggs, onions, peppers, tomato, basil pesto and honeyed potato crush cake, and a breakfast stew facilities dual eggs, black beans, salsa, potato pancake and avocado crème fraîche. Belgian waffles are served with maple butter and anniversary fruit, and three-egg omelets are customizable with choices of meat, cheese and vegetables. Pancakes are accessible with a gluten-free option.
“We’re perplexing to be a small opposite than a other breakfast restaurants,” Liz says. “A small some-more creative, opposite than a customary breakfast fare.”
Breakfast runs all day, though lunch starts during 11, with a accumulation of sandwiches: a BLT, chicken, tuna and egg salad; a fresh-roasted turkey sandwich with Swiss cheese, Bibb lettuce, thick bacon and cranberry mayo and a patty melt, with caramelized onions, tomato, lettuce and choice of cheese on ciabatta. A portobello fungus sandwich on brioche facilities roasted pepper, goat cheese, caramelized onion and arugula. The residence salad, with assorted vegetables and lemon balsamic dressing, can be surfaced with an egg or choice of protein.
Blackboard specials run daily, giving a Halls a possibility to prominence anniversary mixture like soothing bombard crab sandwiches and other initial dishes like a Greek omelet and an “angry” Benedict with sharp hollandaise.
Breakfast equipment are $4.95 to $9.50, and lunch options are $5.99 to $11.95.
HOURS AND LOCATION: The Angry Egg is open Tuesday by Sunday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Mondays. 1095 Main St., Manchester. 860-645-0555 and angryeggcafe.com.