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TOTT: Fort Lauderdale's Old School Breakfast House

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Old Fort Lauderdale Breakfast House, known to locals as the OB House on Himarshee street is a travel back in time, whether it's the scent of freshly baked muffins, mouthwatering delights or fluffy biscuits, eggs or sandwiches.

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Owner Rodney Ely built his business from the memories of his grandparent's Iowa farm where everything was served from scratch. His business partner and Chef Aaron Johnson helped bring those recipes to life.

"We love the breakfast business. It's fun. We have a fresh concept .Everything is made to order. Everything is from scratch," said Johnson.

OB house is homage to a time gone by. The building itself is labeled historic. It was a former men's clothing store back in 1925.

"It feels like home away from home. We have customers coming here two times a day. They come in for breakfast and then take a client here for lunch the same day," said Johnson.

In true spirit of Taste of the Town, CBS4's Lisa Petrillo had her first had a taste of OB's Signature Pancake which is a top seller.

"It's a 10 inch pancake. We bake it off in a hot cast iron pan in a 625 degree oven," said Johnson.

"That is a dessert pancake it's a little bit like a flan. It's not heavy. This is a dessert light fluffy pancake," Petrillo said.

Next on the list was The Mahi Egg White Omelet.

"The egg whites are so clean and the pepper jack cheese and Mahi go great together and pour salsa down the omelet," said Johnson.

"The egg whites are so clean and then with the salt of the fish, it blends perfectly. It's like a fish egg white sandwich. I would have never known they would go to get together so nicely", Petrillo said.

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The OB Hollandaise was next. It's two poached eggs atop roasted spinach and topped with a creamy hollandaise sauce over homemade thick bread.

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"The egg is perfectly cooked," Petrillo said. "The spinach is so fresh, I could eat these eggs for days. That is delicious," said Petrillo.

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