I’m a fiend for Citizen Public House and their Original Chopped Salad, sure they have other brilliant food at this restaurant but something about that salad gets me every time. You may or may not agree with this, it doesn’t really matter, I will always praise them and savor the texture and flavor of that salad in my mind (and mouth, when I’m eating it).
Not that Citizen is far away from me but I was still pretty elated when The Gladly opened up and offered the same Original Chopped Salad. When I had friends in town we decided that we would take them here for our after church brunch. We were seated outside on the great patio and our server was kind and took great care of us. Having a toddler with us, that was really hungry to the point of hangry (hungry/angry, he got this behavior from me), we need to order something for him immediately. They made him fresh pineapple juice and then we proceeded to ask for random items that he wanted: 2 orders of bacon, half an avocado and two pieces of toast with no butter. She brought it out quickly and he was one happy distracted child for the rest of the meal.
The adults ordered the following: Protein Plate, Pigstrami Hash and 2 orders of Eggs Berniedict. I will state for the record that it was difficult for me to resist ordering the Chopped Salad but I decided I should stick with the brunch theme. The protein plate had a large piece of chicken breast, yogurt, Korean pears, grapes, almond butter and flax granola. It was devoured by the pregnant lady and she was skeptical at first but so delighted with the plate and full. I ordered the Pigstrami hash, smoke pork butt with potatoes, onion, kale, eggs and lepinja. Flavorful and cooked to perfection but it wasn’t the Eggs Berniedict and I ended up stealing that from my husband. Eggs Berniedict had eggs, pretzel roll, smoked sausage, cheese fondue and some fruit on the side, there was no contest for me, this was the dish to order.
They also have an array of delightful cocktails to add a little joy to your Sunday morning and if you want to try something a little more sweet for brunch, the berry french toast looks divine. I’ll be back at The Gladly soon and I’ll let you know what I think but you can be sure I’ll also be ordering a Chopped to go! Try out their happy hour too, daily from 3-6pm.
2201 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015