The Wedge and Red Pepper Deli are now serving breakfast

Steve Harding, in front of Red Pepper Deli & Grill and The Wedge Pizzeria. — photo by Matthew Steele

The Wedge Pizzeria used to serve a popular breakfast menu at its Ped Mall location that closed in 2014, and now that breakfast is back. This time The Wedge’s S. Riverside Dr. location will be serving breakfast in collaboration with Red Pepper Deli & Grill.

The two restaurants share a building and an owner, Steve Harding. The Wedge will be providing the breakfast expertise, and the Red Pepper will provide the setting.

“Breakfast is a completely new thing in the building,” Harding said. “[The Wedge and Red Pepper] are basically in cahoots now on this. We’re kind of operating the building as one unit for breakfast.”

People will order and have the option to dine-in at Red Pepper, but the menu will be based on what The Wedge has done in the past.

“It’s an abbreviated version of the breakfast we did at the downtown store,” Harding.

It’s “standard breakfast fare,” according to Harding, including pancakes, French toast and eggs and bacon. Vegetarian alternatives are also available for two other menu items. There’s a mushroom biscuits and gravy, for those who want to avoid the traditional version, as well as a vegetarian version of the corned beef hash browns that Harding said was a very popular item at the downtown location. The menu will eventually expand to include other items, such as Eggs Benedict, Eggs Nova Scotia and Eggs Florentine.

“And then we’re going to have a lot of grab-and-go items, as well as coffee service to go,” Harding said. “There’ll be breakfast sandwiches, quiche, yogurt parfaits, cinnamon rolls, muffins and a variety of pastries. As we get busier, we’ll expand the options.”

The cinnamon rolls and other baked goods are being made in-house by a pastry chef hired to feed the breakfast crowd.

Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.