A certain bakery in town has a motto: “Butter makes it better.”

In my kitchen, the motto is a little different: “Feta makes it better.” From pasta to pizza to soup, so many things benefit from a healthy sprinkling of the Greek cheese. I’ve recently started adding feta to my scrambled eggs, and it’s a game changer.

So when I grabbed a booth at Sophia’s House of Pancakes, my eyes quickly locked in on the gyro skillet. This substantial break- fast dish features gyro meat, tomato, onion, tzatziki sauce and, of course, feta, all layered on bed of tasty hash browns and then topped with four country fresh eggs. The whole thing is served in the requisite cast iron skillet.

The flavors work together nicely, with the slight spiciness of the gyro meat and the tanginess of the feta cutting through the hearty potato and egg. The tomato, onion and tzatziki sauce bring a freshness that ties everything together.

This homestyle joint also offers dinner entrees, sandwiches and Greek specialties, but I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to tear myself away from the available-anytime breakfast menu.

Sophia’s House of Pancakes
7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday- Saturday; 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
1010 Charlevoix St., Grand Ledge
(517) 627-3222, sophiashouseofpancakesgl.com

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