First Watch VIP Event

I was lucky enough to RSVP to an e-mail invitation for dinner at First Watch before the seats were all taken. This complimentary meal was served by the friendliest waitress. In return for the dinner, First Watch was collecting donations for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. It’s a win-win-win all around!

They started us out with a delicious-smelling drink.

Chilled Pear Cider – Red Anjou pear, Fuji apple, organic ginger, lemon and cinnamon


They served two platters of each of the three dishes to be shared among the four of us. My family really enjoyed the chocolate chip pancakes and cinnamon roll waffles.

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· Cinnamon Roll Waffle – a light and airy Belgian waffle topped with cinnamon syrup, cream cheese frosting, toasted pecans and cinnamon powdered sugar. Served with a side of warm cinnamon syrup.

· Cinnamon Chip Pancake Breakfast – Two scrambled eggs with a cinnamon chip pancake and bacon.

· Pork Belly Bacon & Grits – Bob’s Red Mill Cheddar Parmesan cheese grits topped with thick-cut braised pork belly bacon, two poached cage-free eggs, picked peppers and fresh herbs. Served with lemon dressed organic mixed greens and artisan ciabatta toast.

My favorite thing was the cheesy grits. On one of our Pork Belly Bacon Grits plates, there was a piece of menu tucked under the bowl. We thought it was unusual since there wasn’t anything special written on it and the second plate didn’t have it.

My family said the pancakes and waffles were quite sweet (I avoid gluten so I didn’t taste). We were able to bring home the leftovers to enjoy the next morning.


A lovely breakfast-for-dinner evening. Thank you, First Watch!

Cheers! Nicole

Note: This meal was complimentary and a donation to Phoenix Children’s Hospital was provided. All opinions are my own.

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18 thoughts on “First Watch VIP Event”

  1. What a great idea! We would definitely do something like this (the Children’s Hospital is a cause I’m always reading to support) – especially if they had a spread like that! They definitely win for the breakfast for dinner theme. Everything looks SO yummy! And that drink looked delicious too!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

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