Whenever my husband and I go out of town, we are always in search of a standout place that would be something you may find on an episode of DDD. I ran across an online video of the DDD episode where Guy had eaten here; watching, I drooled over the unique creations. There was no doubt in our minds, that we would be conquering the menu at The Blue Moon Café during our trip to Baltimore. We arrived on a super cold, rainy Wednesday around 1230pm and found about eight other hungry customers outside under the awning trying to keep dry. Be sure to go inside to sign up on the wait list at the service counter. The place is so tightly packed with nine tables and four seats at the teensy bar, that there is hardly any room for waiting inside. We got very lucky as our wait was no more than 15 minutes; I heard the wait time can be very long on the weekends. When our name was called we were told to take a seat at the bar and that we did, but not easily; a tight squeeze and even tighter when two other patrons were seated beside us. Ordering was tough, as there were so many choices and one’s stomach is only so big. We knew for certain that their biggest seller, the Cap ‘n Crunch French toast, was a must along with the Red Velvet pancakes. We decided to order them as meals and add eggs and meat, along with a side of hash brown potatoes. After seeing Guy chow down on the Frito Pie, I had to add it to my bucket list of foods to try. My husband wanted no part of French toast with nacho toppings, even though he loves Mexican food. Waiting for our order to be prepared we eyed everyone else’s food passing by; it just made us want to add more to our already ridiculously large order for two. The food arrived beautifully presented, which was I was not expecting. The red velvet pancakes with a generous dollop of sweet cream cheese sauce were topped with fresh fruit and real homemade whipped cream; nothing from a tub or can. Picture yourself eating a red velvet cupcake in pancake form, with the bonus of fruit and whipped cream. The pancakes were the perfect texture, moist and the sweet cream cheese sauce pushed these over the top. The Cap ‘n Crunch French toast was almost too pretty to eat. Sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar, topped with that super delicious whipped cream and beautiful fruit, this was an absolute hit for me. Onto the Frito Pie…OMG! Who would have thought that French toast dipped in taco shell flavored batter, coated in crushed Fritos, grilled and then topped with better than average nacho goodies would be so deliciously out of this world good. My husband, who thought savory French toast sounded gross, couldn’t keep his fork away from this dish. It had a little bit of a kick to it and all flavors including the French toast, perfectly complimented each other. The sausage patties had the appearance of hand shaped and the bacon thick and chewy; definitely tasted like good quality stuff. The only disappointment were the hash browns; cooked to a perfect brown crispy coating, but very bland, almost tasting like real potatoes and instant potatoes mixed with no salt or pepper. We did our best to eat as much as we could and still walk out comfortably. We boxed up the remainders and were able to eat two more times. It’s best to eat the Frito Pie in house, as it wasn’t as great the next day, but the pancakes and French toast were almost as good as the initial sampling. Our waitress was friendly and attentive and easily answered our questions about menu items and ingredients. We found the prices very reasonable, all of the above for $48. My advice is to get in your car and drive, no matter how far, to The Blue Moon Café. If there’s a wait, don’t fret, the people are in and out. Our whole experience from arrival to departure was about an hour and 10 minutes. Stuff your face and enjoy every sinful bite, you may have to loosen your belt, but trust me you won’t be disappointed! We will be back!
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