I am a huge fan of what is going on lately at First Watch with their limited time, seasonal menu – especially with the re-freshed emphasis on Mexican and Tex-Mex flavors.

I fell in love a few seasons ago with their carnitas burrito, a massive and delicious burrito stuffed full of tender pork carnitas, scrambled cage-free eggs, fresh seasoned potatoes, black beans, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and fresh avocado – it was enough to sustain me through the whole day, maybe the whole weekend. Though this dish has rotated off the menu, there’s hints of these wonderful flavors still in the new Summer menu at First Watch.

“There’s nothing like cutting into that first fresh watermelon of the summer, spending time outside with people you love and enjoying the sunshine,” said Chef Shane Schaibly, vice president of culinary strategy for First Watch. “This season, we’re bringing in things like fresh watermelon juice, summer sweet corn and fresh pineapple – some classic, high-quality ingredients that are in peak season right now. This menu really evokes a sense of nostalgia for me, and I hope our customers enjoy that too!”

First Watch’s summer menu selections are now available through August 15 and include:

– Elote Mexican Street Corn Hash – Two cage-free eggs any style atop fresh seasoned potatoes, house-roasted summer sweet corn and chorizo. Topped with fresh sliced avocado, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle crema and scallions. Served with fresh lime and warm wheat- corn blend tortillas.

– Barbacoa Breakfast Tacos – Three wheat-corn tortillas with seasoned braised beef Barbacoa, scrambled cage-free eggs, scallions, melted Cheddar and Monterey Jack, chive cream, Cotija cheese, pico de gallo and fresh avocado with a side of black beans.

– Bananas Foster French Toast – Flaky hand-braided Challah bread dipped in our house-made custard and topped with fresh bananas, pecans, caramel sauce and powdered cinnamon sugar.

From the Juice Bar:

– Watermelon Wake-Up – Watermelon, pineapple, lime and mint.

First Watch’s new seasonal menu items are available to order alongside its robust menu of breakfast, brunch and lunch favorites at most locations nationwide for pickup, delivery and dine-in service. To place an order or join a digital waitlist, guests can visit FirstWatch.com or download the First Watch App available for Apple iOS and Android.

First Watch is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch seven days a week from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. For more information about First Watch, its seasonal menu offerings or to find the nearest location, visit firstwatch.com.

*Not available in the Tampa Bay Area