Restaurant Reviews

Breaking the Fast at 9 Miles East

October 25, 2021

When it comes to breakfast on the weekends, I love to veer away from my regularly programmed oatmeal (I’m boring, it’s fine) and get something a little different.

As the weather continues to get cooler, I am a sucker for a comforting breakfast bowl. Naturally, when I heard 9 Miles East was adding a Shakshuka to their menu, I couldn’t wait to try it.

A dish that has origins in North Africa, it’s made of eggs poached in a sauce of tomatoes, olive oil, peppers, onion, and garlic, commonly spiced with cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper. The easiest way to describe it is as a hearty tomato sauce with an egg baked right in there.

At 9 Miles East, they’re serving it up with their house-made pagnotelle bread (which is amazing if you’ve never had it) and a giant side salad. Oh, and also some feta on top for good measure.

I guess you could say I’ve had my fair share of shakshuka in the past, and this one ranked right up at the top. I scraped this cast iron CLEAN and didn’t regret it for a second. The sauce itself was full of flavor like it had been cooking all day (even though it was 10am), the feta offered a salty bite and the egg added that final element of creaminess to complete the dish.

Bonus – how can you not just love a meal that you eat with bread?!?! IT’S THE BEST.

Whether you love shakshuka like me or have never tried it before, get your butts to 9 Miles East for this glorious breakfast.

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