Eat Here, Not There: Sausage Muffins
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|But the cheese isn't even melted on this McDonald's sandwich! Meh!|
It's a pretty simple recipe when it comes down to it: an egg with breakfast sausage, a slice of cheese, and an English muffin. Yet somehow when other places try to do it, they don't get it right. The biggest problem is the egg being too large for the muffin; with regards to the sausage, it's always too small for the muffin, or places have decided to make the offerings too bourgeois, using fancy sausage. The cheese has to be melted to the bun, or it doesn't work, and the bun has to be toothsome and flavorful at the same time.
The shining light of sausage muffins, the place that has ousted McDonalds for a small-but-growing segment of Central Orange County worker bees, is located in an unlikely strip mall in a completely anonymous, typical office park.
The sandwich is, sadly, not cheap: $3.15, while a similar sandwich at McDonalds clocks in at a little less than two bucks. But when it comes to not supporting a company that enrages gastronomes worldwide so much that spittle flecks their righteously indignant cheeks, maybe it's worth it.
Choco-Latte, 840 The City Dr. S., Ste. J, Orange, (714) 663-8144.