Vovomeena vs. Snooze: Eggs Benedict Battle
The world is divided into two groups of people: Those who don't particularly care for eggs Benedict and those who are obsessed with the dish.
Natalie Miranda Mexican Benedict from Vovomeena
This edition of Battle of the Dishes is for the latter. Count us among the obsessed, which is why we were thrilled with our latest assignment: pit new Denver transplant Snooze against funky local favorite Vovomeena and see who does a Latin twist on an old standby best.
In This Corner: Vovomeena
Natalie Miranda Vovomeena in Metro Phoenix
The Setup: Located on the side of a strip mall near Seventh Avenue and McDowell Road, Vovomeena fuses Mexican and Portuguese foods for breakfast and lunch. Omelets, waffles and pork chop, Portuguese doughnuts, and other breakfast classics fill its menu. The restaurant has been open for almost a year and half and has made a name for itself because of the cold coffee it brews in its space.
The Good: Vovomeena's Mexican Benedict sits on two sopes (small, thick tortillas) with chorizo and peppers, two poached eggs, and Hollandaise sauce. The spice of the chorizo mixed with the eggs and Hollandaise sauce make it tolerable for those who can't take too much spice. The sopes were soft, making them easy to cut and chew (sometimes they can be tough, depending on how long they've been sitting around). Vovomeena lathers on the right amount of Hollandaise without drowning the dish to the point where it's all you taste.
The Bad: More chorizo would've made this meal perfect. There was more egg and more sope than anything else.