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ScreamingChicken

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Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 12:09 PM (permalink)
Davydd mentioned toast and I agree.  I'm a big fan of rye toast and many places serve commercial versions similar to Beefsteak; I'll eat it but I'm really happy when I get a thick slice of marble rye or other bakery loaf.
 
And please offer me real butter!  I hate it when my only options are vegetable oil spreads and spread/butter blends.
 
MellowRoast, what is this Ft. Atkinson grits emporium of which you speak?
 
Brad
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 3:15 PM (permalink)
    voyageurs60


    Dixie Lilly grits rock - tried the rest - these are the best!!! I believe they now ship... Used to pick up at Publix when in the south, they had a manufacturing problem or restructuring a while back and were no longer on the shelves.

    If you think Dixie Lily Grits "Rock", then you've obviously had limited exposure to Really Good Grits. See my post #16 above for web sites with Grits that make Dixie Lily Grits taste like something you would get at McDonalds! 
     
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      Foodbme

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      Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 3:27 PM (permalink)
      Brad, my dear fellow, Marble Rye does not qualify as real Rye Bread!
      Real Rye Bread is made from 100% Rye Flour, preferably with Caraway seeds!
      The Smell of a thick slice of home-made Rye Bread in the toaster is one of life's simple pleasures! 
       
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        joerogo

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        Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 5:29 PM (permalink)
        wheregreggeats.com


        There are two kinds of breakfast places ... the places with huge portions and a line on Sunday mornings and the everyday places.  I'll address myself to  the latter.

        For me, I don't want the 3 egg omelet, a mountain of potatoes, etc.

        I want to get out of an everyday place for about 5 bucks.  Too many places have a, say $2.99 breakfast special ... then $2.99 for a large milk, then tax, plus tip and you're pushing 10 bucks.  Give me 2 eggs, a little piece of meat, a handful of potato, a coffee or a milk at an "everyday" price and you'll see me everyday.

        I'm sure plenty of people will be ready to tell me, I'm not being practical, but almost $300 a month for everyday breakfast is too much for many people.

         
        Hey Gregg, I'm a once in a while breakfast guy.  But when I do it, I kill it.
         
        I was thinking about your post yesterday as I was ordering this Spanish Omelet at Bock's Tea Room in Phillipsburg, PA.

         
        A gentleman who was obviously a regular sat across from me and ordered a half-breakfast of bacon eggs and toast.  I thought that was a very good idea.  Kudos to Bock's Tea Room for offering this option from their breakfast menu.  
        <message edited by joerogo on Tue, 10/5/10 5:55 PM>
         
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          MellowRoast

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          Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 7:19 PM (permalink)
          Brad:  It's called Soup's On, 1125 Whitewater Ave. (sounds like it should be in Little Rock).  Former owner Linda tells me she put grits on the menu and that they're still serving them.  And I agree on the butter. 
           
          "Butter! Give me butter! Always butter!” – Master French Chef Fernand Point (1897-1955)

          <message edited by MellowRoast on Tue, 10/5/10 7:32 PM>
           
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            wheregreggeats.com

            Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Tue, 10/5/10 7:44 PM (permalink)
            Joe ... That is ONE GOOD LOOKING BREAKFAST !!!
             
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              mjambro

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              Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Wed, 10/6/10 9:01 AM (permalink)
              Agree that eggs are eggs, assuming they are not over cooked.  Having real butter & a good Italian bread for toast are highly preferred, but as pointed out, excellent potatoes are probably the key for me to return.   I much prefer the small $3-4 combo order that includes a small order of potatoes vs. the huge side orders that some like to offer.  
               
              Another is not to include cheese priced into all omelets and having a good selection of breakfast meats (sausage patties, Italian sausage, Kielbasa, country ham and especially Taylor ham).  Once again, a small side portion is much preferred vs. a huge side order.  
               
              While I'm not much of a coffee drinker, I do like an occasional cup of coffee at breakfast - served in a (ceramic)  mug, never in a tea cup. Here, a good brand such as Richard Allen or New England is expected - not some watered-down off or super market brand.  Much rather have a good $1.75 cup than hot water at $1.00. 
               
               
               
              iking
               
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                ScreamingChicken

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                Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Wed, 10/6/10 9:23 AM (permalink)
                MellowRoast


                Brad:  It's called Soup's On, 1125 Whitewater Ave. (sounds like it should be in Little Rock).  Former owner Linda tells me she put grits on the menu and that they're still serving them.  And I agree on the butter. 


                Thanks!  Ft. Atkinson isn't that far away from me; maybe I can convince the missus that we should check it out this weekend.  Has Linda ever mentioned whether or not country ham is also on the menu?
                 
                I know the internet has done wonders as far as bringing people together but still seems weird to be asking someone in southeastern Tennessee about a restaurant that's less than 30 miles from my house in Wisconsin...
                 
                Brad
                 
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                  MellowRoast

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                  Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 3:09 AM (permalink)
                  You're right, strange things happen on the internet.  No, Linda made no mention of country ham, and I don't know much about the menu.  To be honest, I don't know what changes the new owner has made over the years (and I hope I don't come out looking bad on this one).  Linda and her family operated the restaurant in the '80s, I believe, before they returned here to start another couple of restaurants.  She and her family still keep up with the Fort Atkinson people, though.
                   
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                    MellowRoast

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                    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 3:13 AM (permalink)
                    Joerogo: My eyes may be playing tricks on me, but is that a chunk of pound cake along with the omelet in the picture?
                     
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                      leethebard

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                      Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 4:55 AM (permalink)
                      I thought it was corn bread???
                       
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                        doggydaddy

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                        Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 7:52 AM (permalink)
                        When I walk into a place, I have one qualifying question."Is your hash made from scratch?"
                        Real hollandaise, not instant from Knorr is important too.
                         
                        mark
                         
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                          MellowRoast

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                          Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 8:12 AM (permalink)
                          Leethebard:  I didn't think of that.  I thought it was a thick slice of pound cake, but I guess it could be corn bread.  I see the Land O Lakes on top, but I'd use that on either!
                           
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                            MellowRoast

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                            Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 9:17 AM (permalink)
                            Doggydaddy:  I relate to that.  I'm always asking if dishes are homemade.  I own a can opener and don't need to hire someone else to open what I can open at home.
                             
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                              joerogo

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                              Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 9:25 AM (permalink)
                              MellowRoast


                              Leethebard:  I didn't think of that.  I thought it was a thick slice of pound cake, but I guess it could be corn bread.  I see the Land O Lakes on top, but I'd use that on either!

                               
                              Yep, homemade corn bread with real butter.  It was very good.
                               
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                                leethebard

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                                Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 2:19 PM (permalink)
                                Yes,it looks great, and would be a great compliment to any breakfast!
                                 
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                                  Greymo

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                                  Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 2:39 PM (permalink)
                                  My  eight year old granddaughter  ate cornbread with her  breakfast this morning............................it went along very well with  the  leftover  chili  from  last night.
                                   
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                                    Foodbme

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                                    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Thu, 10/7/10 4:41 PM (permalink)
                                    Greymo


                                    My  eight year old granddaughter  ate cornbread with her  breakfast this morning............................it went along very well with  the  leftover  chili  from  last night.


                                    Glad to see you're getting your Granddaughter off on the right dietary foot! Chili---It's just not for dinner anymore!
                                     
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                                      smokestack lightning

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                                      Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Sat, 10/9/10 6:56 PM (permalink)
                                      Davydd


                                      An egg is an egg is an egg, but what most breakfast joints don't get right are hash browns. Great hash browns make for a memorable breakfast. Secondly, great toast impresses me. I'm not talking the commercial sliced stuff but fresh baked and sliced. If a breakfast joint gets those two right the odds are everything else is of equal quality.


                                      Actually not all eggs are equal. A great organic egg tastes so much better it is amazing
                                       
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                                        smokestack lightning

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                                        Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Sat, 10/9/10 6:59 PM (permalink)
                                        wanderingjew


                                        99 and 9/10 percent   (probably even more) of breakfast joints outside of the Pacific NW  serve lousy, watered down weak coffee forcing me to have breakfast one place and seek good coffee elsewhere.
                                        I would love it if a breakfast joint would break the mold of folgers or maxwell house and serve something of quality (with proper preperation too)


                                        I totally agree. Too often on teh road one must get good coffee and then go to breakfast. Since coffee is so widely consimed why cant they serve good coffee?
                                         
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                                          stricken_detective

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                                          Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Mon, 10/11/10 7:16 PM (permalink)
                                          • Decent Coffee
                                          • Half-portions. Eggs do not reheat well.
                                          • Vegetarian selections BESIDES cold cereal.
                                          • a top notch fruit salad
                                          • Something different than the other breakfast places. French toast made from Pannetone?
                                          • the phrase is hash BROWNS; it is not HASH WHITES. Please remember this.
                                           
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                                            tcrouzer

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                                            Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? Mon, 10/11/10 10:30 PM (permalink)
                                            Keep It Simple! People want good food that they recognize for breakfast. They don't want weird food combinations and they don't want to have to think too hard about their choices early in the morning. When it comes to the first meal of the day, people like comfort food, food they associate with breakfast.
                                            ~ good quality coffee and tea
                                            ~ quality breakfast meats and fresh eggs, but have some veggie omelets, too
                                            ~ you don't need home fries AND hash browns - do one very well
                                            ~ fresh fruit, people these days are eating lots of fresh fruit (even if they don't eat their vegetables)
                                            ~ keep some individual cereal servings handy, and some bananas for the picky eaters, including children
                                            ~ have several bread choices, whole wheat, multigrain, biscuits, rye, and white/oatmeal/sourdough
                                            and a hot bowl of cooked oatmeal - especially in cold weather
                                             
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