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Citizens’ crab cake benny stands out

Find a different take on eggs Benedict at Citizens.

Citizens is the epitome of comfort food. Serving breakfast, lunch or dinner all day, every day, this Mandalay Bay café recognizes that our cravings don’t operate by the numbers. We might need a breakfast burrito with bacon and sausage coated in spicy enchilada sauce at lunchtime, and we could conceive of a situation that would require spaghetti Bolognese with extra Parmesan cheese at 2 a.m. It’s good to know there’s at least one place in the massive casino space that has all your bases covered.

But just because this kitchen handles hearty satisfaction so well doesn’t mean it can’t get refined, and the brunching hours are Citizens’ real time to shine. Omelets, parfaits, skillets and griddled favorites utilize imaginative ingredient combinations. For a standout signature dish, start your day (or end your night) with the crab cake Benedict, crisp creations stuffed with sweet, fresh Maryland crab meat, topped simply with perfectly poached eggs and a memorable Creole Hollandaise sauce, a pile of classic breakfast potatoes saddled on the side to soak up excess sauce and yolk once the delectable seafood is gone. And it’ll go fast.

Citizens is all about hitting the spot, no matter when or how you find yourself taking a seat in this casual casino eatery. This dish goes above and beyond. Citizens Kitchen and Bar at Mandalay Bay, 702-632-9200; 24/7.

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