I went to Le Peep for breakfast yesterday morning and finally asked the question that had been bugging me for months... Do Le Peep's Peasant Potatoes have MSG in them or not?
Much to my relief, the answer came back "no." But, the waitress said, they do have sugar added to them.
I also asked if Le Peep published nutrition facts about their entrees. After a few minutes, the waitress brought back this ugly, beat-up three-ring binder that had sticky gunk on it, probably from some heavily sugared coffee that had spilled and then dried.
I thumbed through the binder, and while it did have the nutrition facts, it didn't show any ingredients. Nevertheless, I learned some interesting things.
For instance, most of their dishes are either 1) high in sodium or 2) high in cholesterol.
The Hen Pen and (surprisingly) Them Blueberries (pancakes) were both loaded with cholesterol. In fact, order The Hen Pen and you'll get 142% of your daily cholesterol allowance in a single sitting.
Many (most?) of the entrees registered 40% or more of your recommended daily sodium allowance. The highest sodium dish that was listed in the binder was the White Lightening, a "lite" menu item that packs over 80% of your daily sodium allowance.
I was disappointed with how outdated the nutrition facts binder was. Many of Le Peep's entrees were conspicuously absent, like the Down Home Sausage Pie. Although it's a dish I enjoy from time to time, I'd like to know what kind of dietary wallop it packs.