Last Sunday, my wonderful Mother traveled up Choate to take me to breakfast in the town of Wallingford, instead of chowing down on a “delicious” school breakfast. After much debate and arguing, my brother, my mother and I decided on Rick’s on Five (765 N Colony Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492).
Rick’s is a small, quaint, welcoming restaurant that can accommodate nearly every wallet size. The restaurant is located on the side of a busy road, and is noticeable to the eye by a large, colorful sign of a man in a light blue shirt and bulbous, white, fluffy chef’s hat.
As I entered Rick’s, I was engulfed by euphoric smiles of people enjoying their meals and lightly conversing, mouths dribbling with crumbs of their monstrous waffles, and plump, moist crepes, sticky knives and forks tearing at their delectable, syrup-soaked dishes, light, airy whipped cream and salty butter being spread delicately over steaming, perfectly-warmed pancakes… It seemed as though I was in some sort of heaven—breakfast heaven that is.
As we took our seats in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Rick’s, we began contemplating our order. We decided on four classic morning dishes: a Waffle, a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich, Cream Cheese Crepes, and a Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelet ordered by my Mom of course…
The Waffle was slightly disappointing. Despite its humungous size, it’s taste was subpar, and as all foodies know, quality comes before quantity. The Waffle was crispy, and a bit over-cooked on the outside, but the inside was moist and tender.
The Waffle was slathered in bright white whipped cream and salty, creamy melted butter. In addition, the waffle was drizzled in a large amount of sticky, sweet, brown maple syrup.
The Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich was wonderful!
The crusty, crunchy hard roll was stuffed with succulent, juicy, salty sausage patties, perfectly grilled eggs that were slightly golden on the edges and oozing with a decently cooked decedent yolk, and a couple slices of American cheese, bubbling and dripping into every available nook and cranny of the Connecticut classic.
The Cream Cheese Crepes were loaded with cream cheese and topped with whipped cream. My brother described it as having logs of velvety, rich, extremely tangy cream cheese in each and every spongy, porous crepe. Delicious!
Finally we ordered a Spinach and Feta Cheese Omelet. My Mom ordered the Omelet, and though she tried to make me sample her dish, I refused to eat the green, spinach-filled monstrosity of an omelet.
Although I’m not a spinach lover, the dish was enjoyed immensely my Mother.
Overall, Ricks was very good, the food was quite delectable and I would return for another breakfast extravaganza in the future. I would give it ZZZX- 3 3/4 Z’s- Good.