Breakfast may be the most difficult meal of the day to achieve perfection with. So when you find a great breakfast place, you best hold on to it, support it, eat there all the time. I’ve got a few in Portland that I like, but what I really miss are the greasy spoon diners in Boston. The ones that open at 3 a.m. for the late night drunks and stay open for the early birds, etc.
There is nothing more satisfying than a well-made breakfast. Esquire rounds up a list of 59 must try breakfast places in America. Lots of places in California, the South and Illinois and the midwest.
I’ve been to a few on this list and can vouch that these must be good restaurants. Kudos for picking: The Roadside Cafe in Mass. and The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, N.H., The Hominy Grill in Charleston, S.C., and Aretha Frankensteins in Chattanooga, Tenn.
There should have been one or two places from Portland, Ore. Me? I like Jeanie’s or Jam on Hawthorne. Pine State Biscuits is great, but I’ve never had their breakfast. I always go straight to the fried chicken. No joke.
Also they lose points with me for including Bob Evans, Holiday Inn Express buffet breakfast and The Waffle House. The Waffle House will erode your stomach lining it is so disgusting.
Still, the art of cooking breakfast, especially when it rises above the fold should be celebrated. Who’s got a favorite breakfast place in their neck of the woods and what’s the dish that keeps you coming back?