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Zak Zander cooks up a chicken stir-fry special at SunSett Grille.

Zak Zander cooks up a chicken stir-fry special at SunSett Grille.

Photo By Allison Young

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The only time I go to Somersett is to see my friends Mike and Cindy, who live in the area. Otherwise, it’s generally just too far out of my way. Since I had been neglecting them lately, I thought we should all get together for brunch at the SunSett Grille, which is located at Somersett’s golf course. They brought their baby, and I’m not so good with babies, so they called in backup and invited our friends Tracey, Jared and Nicole. I’m such a bad influence on children that they needed three people to shield that baby from me.

I was the first to arrive, so I went up to the bar, got a drink and asked if we could sit outside. The inside area is simple, clean and bright, but outside is where it’s at. Megan, the very friendly bartender and waitress, was happy to accommodate anything I needed, so she sent me outside while I waited for my drink. The patio is small, but has a great view of the course, ponds and the mountains. Umbrellas are set up to keep you shaded, and there’s even an outdoor bar with grills set up against the back wall.

I took the corner table with the best view and waited with my mimosa ($6) while the others trickled in. Megan came out, took our drink orders and brought us some menus. The menu offers typical breakfast items including omelets, eggs Benedict, huevos rancheros and breakfast sandwiches. SunSett even offers a P90X breakfast with a bunch of healthy stuff like egg whites, spinach and cottage cheese. Mike, who is sporting more of a beer keg than beer belly, stated of course he would normally order that, but this was his “cheat day.” More Bloody Marys, please! Especially since they had a $3 special going on.

I decided to go with the breakfast burrito ($7.95), which came with options of bacon, chorizo, sausage or ham and potatoes. I had to go with chorizo. I was pleased that the chorizo was not too greasy and didn’t soak through the tortilla. The plate came with a side of crispy tortilla chips and pico de gallo. Jared went with the biscuits and gravy ($7.95). Generally, I don’t like biscuits and gravy, because I’m so picky about gravy, but wow, SunSett Grille knows what they are doing. The gravy is rich and filled with meaty hunks. The biscuits could have been flakier, but who cares when you have all that gravy.

Nicole and Mike went with the eggs Benedict ($10.95). The eggs were so perfectly poached and the slice of ham was humongous. Tracey went with the pancakes, ($5.95) which included two plate-sized, light and airy pancakes. Cindy had the “make your own omelet” ($8.95), which she said was great. The portion sizes aren’t huge, but you won’t walk away hungry. Even Mike left satisfied.

I really enjoyed my time at SunSett Grille. The food is good, the prices are reasonable, and the view is lovely. Megan is a huge asset to SunSett Grille, and it seemed many of the regulars knew her. One thing to note is that an automatic gratuity of 18 percent is added to all checks, not just larger parties. I felt Megan well earned this, so this wasn’t an issue for me. We spent some extra time on the patio enjoying the spicy Bloody Marys and the surroundings. The feeling here is leisurely and welcoming, so even if you don’t golf, make the drive and check this place out.