Hot Plate: Breakfast Torta
The new iteration of Mike & Patty's has neither Mike nor Patty: discuss. Previous owner, bespectacled egg-slinger Mike Fitzhenry, sold the peculiar sardine-can-sized Bay Village sandwich shop to a former employee, Jennifer Galatis, and three of her friends — Ania Zaroda, David Bussison, and Michael Gurevich. So I guess there's still a Mike. After a series of closings and a time of uncertainty for many regulars, the restaurant has been fully remodeled and is now open weekly from Wednesday to Sunday from 8 am to 2 pm. Though definitely still tiny, the room is now a little spruced up and cozier, with new coats of paint and exposed brick. The ideal juxtaposition is, naturally, this delicious ungodly mess of a sandwich: the breakfast torta ($8). Back from the previous menu, it combines all the adjectives I look for in the morning — salty, spicy, fatty, crunchy, Mexican, cheesy, soft — and, okay, in the afternoon, too.
MIKE & PATTY'S :: 12 CHURCH ST, BOSTON :: 617.423.3447 OR MIKEANDPATTYS.COM