Although most Baltimoreans know Regi’s for their American bistro-style dinner offerings, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s eaten there that they also offer an outstanding brunch on the weekends. Regi’s, on Light Street in Federal Hill, opens early on Saturday and Sunday to provide some of the top breakfast dishes in the area. In my times eating there I’ve seen almost everything on their menu get rave reviews, but arguably the best brunch item on the menu is the bacon, egg, and cheese panini.
Most people will immediately scoff at the notion that this sandwich can’t possibly be better than something they could get at countless other brunches around the city, but I assure you this sandwich is special. First, it’s served on Texas toast, which is thick enough to contain and absorb all the egg while not being too thick and chewy, which is often the case with a bagel. The eggs are scrambled perfectly and held together by just the right amount of cheddar cheese as not to overwhelm the taste buds. The key, though, is the bacon. Sliced thicker than in any restaurant I can recall, it’s cooked to just the right level of crispness to blend perfectly with the soft eggs and cheese.
Not only will you be treated to this amazing sandwich, but all of Regi’s brunch items are served with fantastic home fries that, again, are prepared crispy but not burnt. When you wake up this Sunday after a night of drinking Bohs to celebrate the Ravens win over the Colts, consider heading to Regi’s for a panini that’s sure to start your day right.