Munch Box Fort Apache
Tijuana Hot Breakfast Bagel – Scrambled Eggs, Cheddar Cheese, Jalapeno Cream Cheese, Bacon, Cheddar Bagel
Authentic Poutine – Hand cut French Fries, Brown Gravy, Cheese Curds
Munch Box Everest Pancakes – Triple Stack, Bacon, Sausage, Homefries
Pulled Pork Tenderloin – Pulled Pork, Cole Slaw, Barbecue Sauce, Kaiser Roll
Tropical French Toast – Bananas, Strawberries, “with 100% Pure Maple Syrup”
Philly Cheesesteak – Beef, Onions, Green Peppers, Mushrooms, Provolone Cheese, Hoagie Roll
Originally opened in Anthem around the beginning of September 2016 it was largely a matter of distance that prevented prior visits to Munch Box, but when Avo Jabourian opened a second location in Spring Valley the excuses became null and void – a catering order on Wednesday showing that despite a broad menu of fairly “common” items the execution is proper while prices are an outright bargain.
Not advertising or paying for ‘influence’ like so many other Restaurants, a flood of photos from the same ten people apparently not enough to save Salute or Libre or Crave, it has instead been by way of good ol’ word of mouth and honest cooking that Munch Box has become one of a handful of independently owned concepts to capture the hearts of regulars, most people who’ve been speaking fondly of specific items that were focused on when ordering.
Not ‘fancy’ by any stretch, though ingredient quality is on par or superior to the likes of Panera while check averages are similar despite a significant upgrade in creativity, it was with timely delivery from Avo himself that Staff unwrapped Sandwiches and unsnapped plastic containers, first bites of Munch Box’s “Tijuana Hot” Breakfast Sandwich quickly explaining the item’s praise as one of Sin City’s better Bagels was packed full of fluffy Eggs plus crisp Bacon and a gooey blend of Cheddar with piquant Cream Cheese.
Given the opportunity to taste a half-dozen of over fifteen items selected, Burgers receiving top marks from those who partook, it was immediately upon opening a box of “Authentic” Poutine that lips formed a smile, the hand-cut Fries maintain good structure beneath nothing but Brown Gravy and squeaky Curds just as they should while a Pulled Pork Tenderloin Sandwich slathered in Slaw was a little sweeter than Carolina-style but not overly-saturated with Sauce and thus a nice balance of flavors with a portion large enough to share for most.
Surprised at how well most items had held up in transport, everything including a Smoked Salmon Plate and Denver Omelet arriving temperature-appropriate, it was largely a matter of the seared Beef’s juiciness that rendered the Bun of Munch Box’s Philly Cheesesteak a touch wet, the flavors nonetheless quite good depending on one’s preference for melted Provolone versus the thick orange goop featured at Tony Luke’s.
Opened at 7a Monday through Friday and 8am on Weekends, a Breakfast Menu thus necessary, it was in place of “Dessert” that Pancakes and French Toast stood-in, the promise of 100% Pure Maple Syrup unfortunately unfulfilled as Smucker’s was found in a bag of condiments, the fact that this writer actually keeps a bottle of Vermont’s best in his desk due to similar experiences in the past thankfully allowing thick slices of griddled Bread to be enjoyed as they should be though ay future order will instead focus on dinner-plate sized Pancakes that reminisce of the Golden Arches in terms of flavor but with a better rise whether covered in Nutella and Berries or in “Everest” form with Bacon Strips, tender Sausage and crispy Spuds.
N/A: Making it blog policy to not ‘rate’ places based on catering alone Munch Box outperformed several highly-regarded local Restaurants in terms of timeliness and customer service while simultaneously providing good Food at a fair price – exactly what a good caterer should do and the sort of thing that had yet another Pharmaceutical Representative swearing of “chains” as he chatted with satisfied office staff.
RECOMMENDED: Tijuana Hot Breakfast Bagel, Authentic Poutine, Munch Box Everest Pancakes.
AVOID: The Cheesesteak is probably best saved for on-site dining.
TIP: Delivery available via EZ Cater, Grubhub or Yelp! with most items priced below $10 and cheap delivery costs that should fit under proposed changes to Nevada’s Big Pharma guidelines.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.