Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Ms. Goofy and I were having a couple of burgers at a local hamburger joint. The breakfast menu was included with the list of burgers and accompaniments. One thing that caught our eye was the deep fried pork chops. Could it be true? We finished our meal and vowed to return in the name of research.

Fast forward a couple of days to this morning. We return to "The Original Red Onion" and the first sight is a Cook standing over a full griddle of bacon. So far, so good. Will they really have deep fried pork chops? The chops are ordered. Can I have gravy on those pork chops. "Sure!". The staff is cheerful and friendly. You cannot have an empty coffee cup. The humongous plate was hauled to our table. Two breaded deep fried pork chops, home fries, and two eggs all smothered in cream gravy were lowered onto the table. They include your choice of toast so you will have something to sop up all the extra gravy. Can it get any better? This was everything the doctor ordered. Sometimes in life it is all about the gravy!
The Original Red Onion
2870 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, Ca. 94564
510 223-6856


Kailyn said...

That looks so good. When I think Red Onion though, I always think of the place that's on Appian Way in El Sobrante and San Pablo in El Cerrito.

Chilebrown said...

Pinole is called the ORIGINAL Red Onion but so is the one in El Sobrante. Hey wait Vallejo is Original too. I have consumed so much gravy that I am confused!

Kevin said...

I haven't had fried chops and gravy in years.{sigh}

Zoomie said...

I am in awe of your capacity.

Andrew said...

Beautiful, a work of art.

cookiecrumb said...

I am afraid of deep-fried chops. Love that gravy, though. I wimp out and eat it over biscuits.

meathenge said...

Oh cool! I'll have to go. The one on Appian has changed hands and/or closed over the last however many years. The one in EC is good, but never been a destination. I remember when it opened back in the early 1970s, never compared to Andy's Oak Pit. I still go though, but your meal sounds like a destination for me!