Our ManMosas arrive. A pint glass filled with the Vic's Private Label Champagne and a generous splash of orange juice, the ManMosa is a drink that lasts the duration of my breakfast. Two seats at the bar come available, and with satisfied smiles, we make a beeline for them. Straying from the endless list of Benedicts, I order the Chimichanga Santa Maria from the specials sheet. When it comes, I'm amazed at how perfectly light and greaseless the flash-fried tortilla is. Inside, seasoned pork tenderloin, fresh pineapple, onions, Pascilla peppers and cheddar cheese mix with three scrambled eggs. Outside, a heavy drizzle of tangy southwest barbeque sauce completes the tasty concoction.
As children giggle at a booth behind us and the door continues to swing open and closed with more hungry would-be patrons, we feel the glow of the recession-proof moment. Our rich indulgence for two is half the price of a full-day ticket at the mountain and we agree that it makes a terrific back-up plan.
The Victorian Café
1404 NW Galveston; 541-382-6411.