The Dude of Food tries to infuse tequila

After a visit to the Border Grill in Santa Monica on Easter sunday where I was introduced to this cool new flavor, the Dude of Food decided to try to recreate this awesome taste. Famous chef and restaurant owner, Susan Feniger, knows food and her staff impresses. The bartender on sunday made us try this tequila infused with cucumber and jalapeno peppers and it was delightful.

Today I went to the store and bought some agave tequila, cucumbers and a pepper and put it all together. In a few days I look forward to a cool refreshing taste.

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World’s best fried egg by Chef Alex

>border grill's own chef alex creates a dude food favorite   All I know is that this thing is amazing.

If you like eggs, then you’ll love this.

Chef Alex, from Border Grill Santa Monica, creates a daily special that he tweets and this happened to be one that the Dude of Food will never forget. This egg dish has been raved about to all my friends in the neighborhood. The shell is pancake batter.



Border Grill weekend brunch awesomeness.

If you like to be refreshed with a delicious fresh squeezed orange juice mimosa, then you need to get yourself over to the Border Grill in Santa Monica one of these weekends. Bartender Geronimo will keep an eye on your glass so you can concentrate on what awesome dish to order next.

Once you get your whistle wetted, it’s time to settle into an entree section with some incredible dishes to choose from. Chef Alex prepares these dishes with a full spectrum of forethought and care. The meats are naturally raised. All of the produce is organically grown on local farms.


The shrimp grits were pretty good and a great way

to begin. The shrimps were big and they had a

cajun taste to them that reminded me of Drew

Brees and the Saints. The Yucatan eggs benedict

stoked my taste buds pretty hard. The flaky crusted

bisquit was light and perfect.

The next thing I had was another mimosa, 

and the steak and eggs. This experience was cool.

It seemed I just couldn’t go wrong.

The beef came and reminded of that delicious

skirt steak from the Brazilian steak house. It was

tender and tasty with a perfectly cooked egg on it.

I was loving it.

Geronimo brought me another mimosa and chef

Alex made some machaca chilaquiles for me. I was

having a really good time just hanging out and 

enjoying really delicious food.

The chilaquiles and mimosa came and my day

just kept getting better. The tender chunks of beef

were in a tasty sauce with guacamole, light eggs

and pico de gallo. Delicious.


The next thing I tried were the Oaxacan 

pancakes. These were super yummy. They were

light and had mexican chocolate chips and coffee

caramel syrup with whipped cream on them. Like

I said, they were really good.


The staff at the Border Grill is amazing. I have

tried both the downtown and Santa Monica spots

and have found everyone to be really friendly and   

knowledgeable.  This proved true again and my

crush on the Border Grill became stronger.

The next item i tried was the peanut butter & jelly

with bacon, egg and jalepeno sandwich. It was not my

favorite thing, but I have to say it was pretty good.  Standing

on it’s own it was good, but the other dishes were just so

tasty that they all couldn’t be the best.

Chef Alex came out and introduced himself and was

was another really nice person from the Border Grill tribe.

He was real cool, knowledgeable and hospitable. He let

me in on a secret and made me the daily special

‘special’ which was a pork tenderloin wrapped in

bacon with an egg. Again my tastebuds danced

and my good time continued.

The level of awareness is respectable. These

folks have earned their places and alot of thought

and preparation goes into this operation to ensure

your good experience.

A friend of mine arrived and she tried some of the things i hadn’t so I tasted the bisquit and gravy and

the bread pudding french toast. The french toast is another favorite.

This brunch happens in Santa Monica from 10am-3p and if you like food or mimosas, then the Dude

highly recommends you give this a try.  If you don’t like this you’re still a caveman. Satisfaction