For Wicked Wednesday, we continue our celebration of Flipped for Murder by our own Maddie Day with a discussion of our favorite breakfast joints and the best thing on the menu there. Go to it Wickeds!
Liz: There’s an lovely organic food place not far from me that makes THE BEST pumpkin smoothies this time of year. Heirloom Food Company has a whole lot of awesome to offer – like their Portobello and Kale Tofu Scramble – but those smoothies….as a pumpkin freak, I could live off them.
Jessie: I’m actually not a big fan of breakfast beyond just a cup of coffee, but the Friendly Toast, in Portsmouth, NH makes me reconsider my opinion. The menu is appealing and the decor is kitschy and unexpected. Truth be told, their lunch and dinner menu is at least as good as the breakfast offerings.
Julie: Jessie, we have a Friendly Toast in Cambridge. I wonder if they are related? (News flash–they are! Found out when I went to get the link!) First off, let me say that breakfast/brunch out is my favorite thing in the world. The S&S serves breakfast all day long, is a deli, and I can walk there. Love it. This summer, I went to Donna Jean’s Diner in Weir’s Beach, and it was one of the best breakfasts ever. So, so good.
Barb: As is well known on the blog, I am not a morning person. So it’s not surprising that for years my favorite breakfast place was The New Yorker Diner in Watertown, MA. The diner was open 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and then it would reopen again, 11:00 pm to 4:00 am. So in our youth, and a little beyond, it was a great place to head after a night of partying. Favorite order: omelet with ham, onions and cheese, served with the best home fries in the world and scali toast. Now that I live in Somerville, I’ve switched my allegiance to the terrific Kelly’s Diner. Favorite order: blueberry pancakes, of course!
Edith: When I lived in Bloomington, Indiana, my friend Jennifer and I would go out to eat at a diner whose name escapes me. But the memory of their crispy hash browns still makes me swoon – sopping up a couple of runny fried egg yolks – and I’ve never had any as good since. Also love brunch, and had a fabulous California Eggs Benedict in West Hollywood a couple of years ago with two high school friends. So of course that is going in book two as a breakfast special. But the whole wheat banana walnut pancakes at the Story General Store were the best – and inspired this new series!
Sherry: I’ve lived in eight different states and hands down the best breakfast places are in California. That said I loved Helen’s in Concord, Massachusetts when we lived in Massachusetts. And I’m a sucker for the french toast at a place called Spartans here in Virginia.
What about you, readers? Favorite breakfast joint? Favorite order?