Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs has only been open on Eastern Avenue for a few months. So how come the lady working the counter is asking a guy finishing his breakfast how his garage renovation is going?
Peg’s is the type of restaurant that feels like it’s been part of the neighborhood forever, and the friendly service is just part of the equation. The lady behind the counter is Jewel Farrell, who owns the joint with her husband, David, and is the daughter of the couple that founded the restaurant in Reno 18 years ago. This Henderson spot is the eighth location and first in Southern Nevada.
Obviously, the Farrells picked a restaurant-packed thoroughfare to play their hand in the Vegas Valley, but it’s a strong hand. Menu favorites include Hawaiian specialties like loco moco ($10.50), bolstered by a big, juicy burger patty and a side of mac salad; fried Spam and eggs ($10); and a Portuguese sausage plate with eggs and rice ($11.50). Peg’s version of the throwback Monte Cristo ($11.50), a triple-decker stack of French toast, ham, turkey, Swiss and cheddar, is another mega-popular item.
For a hearty start to cold winter’s days (but not as cold as Reno’s), consider a skillet breakfast served with crispy hash browns, pico de gallo, cabbage slaw, pinto beans and warm tortillas. Options run from huevos rancheros ($10) or a spicy sauce-topped chile relleno with eggs ($12) to a chili-cheese omelet ($11) or the chicken-Jack cheese-avocado combo of the Sierra omelet ($12).
Peg’s Glorified Ham N Eggs 9905 S. Eastern Ave. #100, 702-550-4993. Daily, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m.