Another month has flown by and another one begins to quickly slip through our hands. Spring is officially here and with that we welcome one of our busiest times-Fundraising/Event Season. In our line of work, one can only begin to imagine the three-ring circus our calendars have become.
Trisha: So, how about Tuesday?
Gaby: No, I have meeting after meeting? Wednesday or Thursday?
Gaby: Nevermind, forgot I have a kickoff mixer.
Trisha: The weekend? Oh, wait. No. I leave Friday morning and won’t be back until late Saturday afternoon.
Gaby: I'll be working from out of town, too.
After three minutes going back and forth, we knew that there was only one answer to our conundrum. Breakfast Meetup-Dun, dun, dun!!!
Yes, dear readers, we finally got to that dreaded 7a.m. morning meeting because it is our #1 duty to provide you with your weekly dose of Dishin’ It, no matter how crazy our lives get (okay, #1 duty AFTER our family and job responsibilities. Lol).
Don't get us wrong! We love breakfast just as much as any other bacon-loving, syrup-pouring, egg-whipping person does, but we like eating our pancakes at a decent hour, like 9, maybe 10 a.m. (or 3 a.m., after a night of adventure). Since we were consciously kicking ourselves out of our cozy beds one hour earlier than our norm, we opted to go big and visit a local favorite, Sweet Temptations.
Sweet Temptations has delighted the McAllen community with their favorite homemade recipes since 1987. Walking into Sweet Temptations is a walk down memory lane, visiting grandma’s house. Teacup sets adorn the walls of the long room and local business cards cover the tables; it’s one small, local business doing their part to promote successful small businesses. The sweet smell of fresh-baked pies and cakes engulf the air as you take a sip of your fresh morning coffee or, like we do, your preferred cup of tea.
We opened our menus and glanced at the variety of home cooked delicacies they have to offer. True to their early hours of operation, Sweet Temptations only serves breakfast and lunch dishes, plus their famous desserts.
SIDE NOTE: If you’re brunching or lunching at Sweet Temptations, do not leave until you have the Peach Cobbler a la mode.
Trisha: I just want a little… NEVERMIND, Migas a la Mexicana with cheese, please!
Gaby: Wow, Trish! Talk about changing your mind in an instant.
Trisha: Haha! Must be the green tea (wink)
Gaby: It’s 7:00 a.m. and this tea is not helping me. I don’t know if I am hungry, thirsty or just plain… Ooooh! (eyes wide) Pancakes and oatmeal!
Trisha: Uh, huh. “Squirrel!” Look who’s talking now (lol)
As we waited for our breakfast to arrive, new and old faces strolled in as the sun rose. Each visitor was greeted as if they had stepped into Cheers! (minus the beer). The cups of coffee kept pouring and the chit chat got louder. Sweet Temptations was bumping at 7:30 a.m.!
In keeping up with the times, Sweet Temptations has taken a cue from other brunch-friendly locations and have extended their outdoor space. A bright maroon canopy has been added in the front of the restaurant where one can sit comfortably on their new patio furniture, while enjoying the view and a spinach bacon quiche. In case you had any doubts where they are located, Sweet Temptations’ new bold signage yells out ferociously, “We’re here!”
Enjoy the most important meal of the day or brunch at Sweet Temptations located at 5401 N. 10th Street, Suite 111, McAllen, TX. Sweet Temptation hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and closed Sunday through Monday. For more information, you can reach them at (956) 630-0307 or follow them via their social media platforms @STRCMcAllen.
Gaby Jones and Trisha Watts work hand-in-hand with the service industry. Jones is in charge of craft and imported beer for L&F Distributors and Watts is the communications director for Visit McAllen. Each week they will have a new adventure and provide an opinion on various locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley.