First Awakenings

300 David Ave., Monterey, 372-1125 171 Main St., Salinas, 784-1125

Luckily, the best huevos rancheros in the county can be found in two places and on the same menu. First Awakenings’ two locations boast a savory standout of great local renown: a flour tortilla loaded with black beans, onions, Monterey jack and cheddar cheeses, tomatoes, eggs, sour cream and chives, with the option to add carnitas, chorizo and/or corn tortillas and salsa verde. Family-owned and operated since 1993, expect this local breakfast and lunch stalwart to keep serving up this classic for years to come.