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2010/10/01 15:00:22 (permalink)

best ideas for breakfast joint??????

What would you all like in a breakfast early lunch joint?????
 
Thankyou in advance..
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    Davydd
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/01 15:19:08 (permalink)
    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.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/01 15:26:21 (permalink)
    What a coincidence
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/01 15:49:10 (permalink)
    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.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 06:43:12 (permalink)
    if you have a cook that KNOWS EGGS!!!--GOOD biscuits and gravy---fresh OJ-great coffee,REAL CRISPY HASH BROWNS and--MOST important---a first class morning waitress with a great smile!!--I will be there early and often!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 09:17:28 (permalink)
    Great coffee...eggs ARE eggs, but must be made right, and per your order...Quality meat...hate cheap ham or poor sausage...bacon is usually OK...pancakes amd waffles are so hard to get right...must have flavor and not be overcooked. Biscuits and gravy...don't overdo the flour in the gravy....buttery grits with enough salt....and a smile on the watress's face!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 09:19:24 (permalink)
    Oh yes, and home fries and hash browns are indeed often ruined...I hate pre-cut or frozen potatoes just thrown on a grill...Must be made with TLC!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 09:35:03 (permalink)
    You can smell the country ham as you pull into the parking lot.  You feel welcome and at home as soon as you walk in the door.  The coffee is as good or better than you brew when home, and just as plentiful.  The butter is real, as is the maple syrup. The orange juice is fresh squeezed. Preserves are local. Substitutions are allowed.  The tourists, other than me, are eating elsewhere.
     
    Eggs are fried or scrambled to perfection in frying pans and not on the grill. Bacon is finished off with your order. Sausages are patties and well seasoned.  The waitress (and I prefer a waitresse to a waiter in a breakfast joit) recognizes that I don't need to be warned that the country ham is salty.  The country gravy is packed with sausage and the biscuits are fresh baked, plentiful and sopping soft. Maybe some red eye gravy for dipping. The hash browns have onion and, as tiki requests have a crisp crust. The waffles are small grid and not Belgian style. Pancake and waffle batter are made from scratch.  The butter is spreadably soft.
     
    The waitress is fun. The kitchen is fast. The prices are fair.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 09:59:54 (permalink)
    The place we went to this morning were I had nice crisp homemade corned beef hash, fresh baked bread toasted, were my partner had a nice one egg veggie omelet, nice crisp hash browns, fresh baked bread toasted and we left paying all of $10.43. Everyone is always friendly and we leave with a smile.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 10:09:50 (permalink)
    I'm with Leethebard, particularly on properly-cooked eggs, great biscuits & gravy, and super coffee.  As my dad used to say, the coffee can make or break a meal.  I agree on the grits, too, but am surprised the suggestion comes from New Jersey! 
     
    (Don't know why I can't upload a picture of some perfect home fries.)
     
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 10:41:19 (permalink)
    Great ideas all. Here in Milwaukee, really good breakfasts are very easy to find so I'm going with a well trained staff. If the service is off, I'm not going back as I've got lots of choices for my dime.
    zim3839, something that sets you apart if you have lots of competition doesn't hurt. The "Mountains" at Ross's in Bettendorf is a good example. We had a local place that earned an early retirement for the owner. It was a smaller place that packed them in. They closed every day at 2 pm and they didn't open on Sundays. When everyone was getting $1.99-$3.99 for eggs, potatoes, toast and meat, she was getting $5.99. She offered some imaginative choices for her meats like pork chops, hot links, fried bologna and fried summer sausage along with the usual but that wasn't the key to her success. She had a mountain of potatoes cooking on the back of her flat top and served a heaping separate platter of potatoes with each breakfast. Folks came from all over town to have that huge breakfast and usually left with a styrofoam box of leftovers. That was her secret. She had an extra dish to wash, plus a to go box, along with maybe 20 cents extra worth of spuds and for that she got to charge about an extra $2. Brilliant. I hope she's enjoying her early retirement because she certainly earned it.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 10:54:37 (permalink)
    I would say great pancakes and the option of blueberries in them. 
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 10:55:05 (permalink)
    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)
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 12:24:03 (permalink)
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    The place we went to this morning were I had nice crisp homemade corned beef hash, fresh baked bread toasted, were my partner had a nice one egg veggie omelet, nice crisp hash browns, fresh baked bread toasted and we left paying all of $10.43. Everyone is always friendly and we leave with a smile.


    Mellowroast...spent many summers in NC where I learned to appreciate good grits. hushpuppies ,country ham, red eye gravy,etc...Still make grits for breakfast(good brands impossible to find in Jersey...and home made hushpuppies!!!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 12:25:45 (permalink)
    Sorry...wrong post was quoted...I was referring to Mellowroast above. I'm one Jersey guy who LOVES southern cooking...and a GREAT southern breakfast!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 13:46:58 (permalink)
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    kland01s

    The place we went to this morning were I had nice crisp homemade corned beef hash, fresh baked bread toasted, were my partner had a nice one egg veggie omelet, nice crisp hash browns, fresh baked bread toasted and we left paying all of $10.43. Everyone is always friendly and we leave with a smile.


    Mellowroast...spent many summers in NC where I learned to appreciate good grits. hushpuppies ,country ham, red eye gravy,etc...Still make grits for breakfast(good brands impossible to find in Jersey...and home made hushpuppies!!!

     
    I "Import" my Grits from Georgia! The "Speckled Heart Grits" are the real deal!
    http://store.callawaygardens.com/callaway/product.asp?s_id=0&prod_name=Triple+Crown&pf_id=712937&dept_id=1000
    Here's another mail order place:
    http://www.adluhstore.com/grits.html
    And another:
    http://www.ansonmills.com/products-page.htm
    post edited by Foodbme - 2010/10/03 13:57:07
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 14:05:10 (permalink)
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 15:01:50 (permalink)
    Thanks for the grits mail order sites.....Gotta beay Quacker!!!!!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 16:17:01 (permalink)
    leethebard

    Thanks for the grits mail order sites.....Gotta beay Quacker!!!!!

     
    Hey Lee,  How do you cook your grits?  Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? 
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 16:17:21 (permalink)
    Leethebard:  I'm always pleasantly surprised when I hear of grits served outside the South.  In fact, I understand they're now served in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, of all places!  (I bet I'm the only Roadfooder that adds homemade pimento cheese to them.)
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 17:36:44 (permalink)
    MellowRoast, I'd bet no one in Fort Atkinson adds homemade pimento cheese to theirs.
    Grits are common up North but it depends on the neighborhood you eat in.
    Thursday morning should us feasting on country ham, red-eye gravy, grits, eggs and some great biscuits 'cause we'll be in Memphis and breakfast will be at Bryants.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 17:41:54 (permalink)
    joerogo

    leethebard

    Thanks for the grits mail order sites.....Gotta beay Quacker!!!!!


    Hey Lee,  How do you cook your grits?  Do you like them regular, creamy or al dente? 


    Lot's of butter and salt!!!!  if I'm down south and they have red-eye gravy, some of that!!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 17:53:40 (permalink)
    I have a cookbook titled "Gone with the Grits". Over 100 Grits Recipes.
    Grits----They're not just for Breakfast Anymore"!!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 17:56:04 (permalink)
    MilwFoodlovers:  I haven't been to Bryant's, but I'll bet it's great.   By the way, is George Webb a good place for breakfast? 
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 18:02:33 (permalink)
    for mixing and matching: good grits (creamy, bit of salt, no clumps), corned beef hash, bacon, eggs (correctly to order, including poached), sausage gravy and biscuits, fruit cup, light tender pancakes, english muffins, real butter. great coffee. fresh oj.  
     
    it's quite possible to find a good breakfast in a variety of restaurants, but rare to find the whole list in one place.
    post edited by appycamper - 2010/10/03 18:04:08
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 19:53:40 (permalink)
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    if you have a cook that KNOWS EGGS!!!--GOOD biscuits and gravy---fresh OJ-great coffee,REAL CRISPY HASH BROWNS and--MOST important---a first class morning waitress with a great smile!!--I will be there early and often!

    When it all comes together, it is like a Symphony.
    Some one said eggs are eggs. I seem to be able to taste the difference from store bought storage eggs to farm fresh eggs and free range are even better.
    A friendly waitress can even perk up an off breakfast (with in reason of course).
     
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 21:25:37 (permalink)
    <MilwFoodlovers:  I haven't been to Bryant's, but I'll bet it's great.   By the way, is George Webb a good place for breakfast? >
     
    No.
     
    It is a place to go at 2 am when the bars close and you have not a care in the world how your food tastes. If you find yourself in that predicament, go for it and be sure to ask your waitress why they have two clocks side by side. To be fair, the eggs are fresh and they are good. Everything else is Sysco-like except for their "famous" chili which is made from ketchup and has included (the last time I ate there) a short very very curly hair. They also sell a chicken "flavored" soup that has an odd green cast to it and allegedly is safe for vegetarians to eat. It fills a need similar to a "Maid-Rite" outlet. 
     
    Bryants is very good imho.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 22:36:54 (permalink)
    DougS:  I agree on the eggs.  Depending on how they're sourced, eggs do have different tastes.  Similary, not all milk tastes alike, and not all salt tastes alike (boy, was that ever an eye-opener).   A real challenge for me, though, is finding a breakfast place that can properly cook an egg to order.   To get a good soft scramble in a restaurant is near impossible.  And a perfect omelet is almost as rare.
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/03 22:45:31 (permalink)
     
    MilwFoodlovers:  Chili made from ketchup? 
    Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay!!
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    Re:best ideas for breakfast joint?????? 2010/10/05 11:44:49 (permalink)
    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.
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