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Perhaps it is because, as a millennial, I have been called “babied” and “spoiled” by every chinbeard-rubbing adult I have ever encountered, but I have always felt a certain sense of kinship with eggs that have been coddled. It makes sense, then, that I often find myself at Alchemy Kombucha and Culture on the weekends, face deep in a platter of their Eggs in Purgatory ($10).
Though the dish is only available on their brunch menu, the pampered eggs are worth the special visit. The entrée, a vegetarian offering amidst a sea of other vegetable-centric dishes, comes in a shallow convex bowl, bearing two tremulous eggs swathed in an aromatic tomato sauce with brittle crostini on the side. Though the delicate white orbs are cooked with finesse to perfection, and the crostini adds the perfect crack to combat the liquidity of the dish, what makes the Eggs in Purgatory really sing is the curried tomato sauce.
1123 N. Flores St., (210) 320-1168.