Beat The Heat

Beat the Heat

Summertime: where the livin’ is easy and the flavors are fantastic! This season at your neighborhood First Watch, we’re leaning into bold ingredients, and I can’t wait for you to sink your teeth into these dishes.

If you’ve been a First Watch fan for a while, you know we love putting new twists on your favorite brunch classics, and this menu of seasonal offerings certainly brings the heat and features two of my personal favorite proteins – Chorizo and Barbacoa.

One of our newest innovations is the Barbacoa Quesadilla Benedict, a quesabirria-styled taco where we tint the tortillas with red chile sauce before pan searing, filing and folding them over. Then we serve them as a benedict (plot twist!) in all its crispy, cheesy and messy glory… because who doesn’t like a good mess at brunch? And for our sweet-treat kind of people, our Blueberry Muffin Top Griddle Cakes are baked exactly as they sound – just the top, just for you – sharing optional.

Ready to sip on some sunshine? This season, our craveable summertime juice – Watermelon Wake-Up – makes its triumphant, refreshing return. Another favorite making a comeback since its 2018 debut:  our Hacienda Hash, packed with the vibrant colors of the season.

Here’s our full menu of summertime flavors, available nationwide* through August 14:

Barbacoa Quesadilla Benedict

Two barbacoa quesadillas prepared quesabirria-style, topped with poached cage-free eggs and covered with our Vera Cruz hollandaise, ranchero sauce and scallions. Served with seasoned black beans topped with housemade pico de gallo.

Hacienda Hash

Chorizo, red bell pepper and potato hash topped with two cage-free eggs any style, Cheddar and Monterey Jack, spicy ketchup, lime crema drizzle, fresh smashed avocado and scallions.

Blueberry Muffin Top Griddle Cakes

Three house-baked, butter-griddled blueberry and cinnamon streusel muffin tops, topped with warm mixed berry compote, fresh blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, housemade granola and powdered cinnamon sugar.

And from our juice bar –

Watermelon Wake-Up

Watermelon, pineapple, lime and mint.

Whatever your plans are for this summer, don’t just beat the heat: embrace it with our seasonal menu at your neighborhood First Watch.

See you there!

Chef Shane

* Not available in the Tampa Bay area