Friday, July 9, 2010

weekword/flavor

delicious-sign

what is your favorite hot spot for breakfast, and where is it? dish, please, and on monday i'll draw three names to each pick out a 5x7 doodleprint from the shop. just a little thanks for taking the time to stop by my world and for adding so much flavor to my days.

(for more participating flavors: daisy janie, hanna, B, peggy, cath c, christine, ecobatt, s.e. minegar, caroline, natasha, nathalie, christie, veja cecilia, valentina, domestic scribbles, melonie and shannon. hope that's everyone - if not, let me know!)

60 comments:

aimee said...

what a question! as if i could pick just one. in boston, i love b&d deli. in chicago, ann sather. in minneapolis, the egg and i. in dallas, la duni and cindi's. in lawrence, milton's and wheatfields.

nacherluver said...

Honestly? I would have to say my favorite place to eat is Home Sweet Home. Nope, not a fancy restaurant. My house. I don't recall ever going out for breakfast. Maybe it's the fact that I'm an at-home-mom of four? I do enjoy a large and yummy breakfast at home on occasion. Normally it's eat light as we wake.
The best is Mother's Day when I'm served breakfast in bed by all my lovies ;)

B said...

Mmmm...There's a cafe in town called "Mac's" that I used to meet for breakfast every Wed morning for a couple of years. We've fallen away, but it still holds lots of great memories. Favorite dish: oatmeal with diced peaches mixed in!

Thanks for hosting, Aimee!

AG Ambroult said...

ok, I am in the Boston area and don't know about this b&d deli. must.go.research.
coincidentally, my favorite place to breakfast is called the Egg and I. oh, and then there's the Silver Grill in Fort Collins, CO. Yeah, this list could go on, now that I think about it.

Posted my FLAVOR today!

Sarah said...

We go to a cafe called Gambardella's. It's Italian, has lovely staff, great fry ups and a retro feel. We love it! If you are ever in the Blackheath Standard area of London I recommend it!

Vicki Holdwick said...

My favorite place to eat breakfast is right here on the screened porch with the hubster; and my favorite breakfast is leftover rice from dinner with spicy black beans and a fried egg on top.

I'd sure love to have one of your pieces of art!

xoxo

Christie said...

Oh no! I can't even remember the last time I went out for breakfast. It's been ages. I'll just say that my husband makes the best blueberry pancakes on the planet and maybe that's why we don't go out . . .

Looking forward to seeing all of the weekword posts. Thanks for hosting Aimee!

The Original Drama Mama said...

I just did the weekword!
You can see it here:
http://meloniejohnson.com/blog/2010/07/09/weekword-flavor/
Favorite spot for breakfast...my daughter LOVES pancakes and biscuits at Cracker Barrel, I like most places for breakfast - because it means someone else is doing the cooking AND the cleaning...so I'm already pretty happy. I do like Wildberries, where we have our monthly MMO (Mom's Morning Out)- they have awesome coffee, fresh made berry preserves (their namesake) and great omelettes. Now I'll have to go there soon!

hanna-happenings said...

oh my, blueberry pancakes!

I just had a great breakfast buffé at this place: http://www.backakra.se/
but the best part of it was the morning swim in the ocean before breakfast, up early before anyone else :) After a morning swim any breakfast tastes ridiculously good.

Thank You for serving flavored memories today aimee!

~Valentina~ said...

Hmmm.. breakfast.. I *LOVE* a big omelet on sunday mornings (or any time during the weekend!). My favorite is Mushroom Swiss Cheese Omelet in a little diner in town called Picnic.

Eden said...

Outside!!! I love being up early in the morning before the world gets up, when it's calm, crisp and clear. No agendas to play out yet! A cup of coffee and a muffin! Yum !

Doug said...

I was on a photo assignment and landed at 'The Chef' in Manhattan, KS. It's a great little retro place with friendly staff and an awesome menu. It's the best breakfast I ever had in my life. Ever.

http://www.thechefcafe.com/

cath c said...

davis square, somerville, ma - johnny d's weekend brunches. it's more of a music bar, but man do they do a good brunch. also in boston, but not certain if it still exists, in kenmore square, its been years, now i can't recall the name of it! but it was an institution.

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! Great question! I do really like my "big breakfasts" at home on the weekend - making pancakes from scratch is one of the 1st things I cooked with the boys when they were much smaller. But breakfast out? Nowadays it's my Panera! Awesome breakfast sandwiches and free wifi!

peggyfussell said...

It's a toss up between Pete's Grill (eggs/pancakes) and The Golden West Cafe (breakfast burritos with green chile)...both in Baltimore!

Buffalo Lucy said...

Hand's down in Lawrence it's Global Cafe. Great coffee and the green chile breakfast bowl is to die for. Great. Now I'm hungry...

T.L. Holmes said...

Mmmmm...wish I had gumption enough to put my butt into gear early in the morning to visit my favorite spot more often. Macadoo's in Mishawaka. Complete hole in the wall, but pretty darned good spot for a number of things: biscuits and gravy, egg sandwich, stuffed french toast...mmmmm. Oh great. Now I'm hungry! :)

painted fish studio said...

i don't have much of an appetite in the morning, so breakfast outings are rare. when i do go, i love keys cafe on raymond in st. paul. veggie scramble or giant walnut & apple pancake?!

la ninja said...

hello, officially, it would be "knicker" and not "knickers" but you know...

now, breakfast is another story ;P
it's been my balcony lately, and these last few days it's been too bloody hot to even think about anything but brekkie or late dinner out there. amsterdam is sizzling hot, baby (well, kinda, you know, for here...)

how hot is hot round your neck of the woods?

Megumi said...

The Egg and I in Minneapolis; and The Pantry in New Haven (due diligence... it's my husband's restaurant)
Meg

Natasha said...

Nooo, don't make me choose! LOL...food...my downfall. Genesis in Manhattan, NY makes mean waffles with a heap of fruit and whipped cream. In Kerry in Ireland there is a little place in a little town that makes the MOST delectable eggs, bacon, sausage, tea and toast - it's a MEAL in a place that feels like a home. And this little joint in downtown NYC -can't rememeber the name - that makes eggs in these blue tortillas with a little salsa...oh it's heaven. Now I'm hungry!

Grown Hazy said...

hmmm...Cafe de la Presse in San Francisco. SO good! Service is questionable...but I think that's because they get so busy. Absolutely wonderful food though. I haven't had anything I didn't like, big or small. I recommend the Omelette au Fromage et aux Herbes (goat cheese scramble) or the Oeufs à la Norvégienne (eggs benedict with smoked salmon). Yum!

joanne said...

What's so funny is that any time I walk into any restaurant that serves breakfast and has "that smell"... of coffee brewing, eggs and potatoes frying, etc., it reminds me of the complete thrill it was as a little girl to have my mom surprise my brothers and I with going out for breakfast on a Saturday morning. It wasn't very often, which is what made it so thrilling and special. So, any time I walk into any place now (usually a diner), which has that same wonderful smell I don't even have to eat. I just smile and feel the same warmth come over my heart all over again.

Kyla said...

"Konditorei" Austrian pastry cafe in Davis, CA. My boyfriend and I share a mini ham quiche, and I have a chocolate croissant and coffee.

suzanne cabrera said...

Funny enough...my new favorite place is called...'delicious'

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

I am ashamed to confess that I am a closet IHOP goer. I'll have the 2x2x2, please - eggs over easy, sausage and buttermmmilk pancakes. Oh, be still my heart (which it probably is every time I walk in)! Did I mention the extra side of pancakes :).

tink-ink said...

In Indianapolis, my favorite place for breakfast was hands-down: "Petite Chou" !!

Ecobatt said...

Also just did my week word :) http://biomouse.blogspot.com/2010/07/week-word-via-artsyville.html

Okay so I gotta admit, I'm a mega fan of dim sum with hot green tea for breakfast at the Capital Tea Garden. Cheap, delicious food, with the sound of cantonese chitter in the background from the little Chinese ladies at the next table, and the window display proudly showing a huge fishtank with 15 lb carp and roasted duck hanging from the ceiling beams (when they have them in stock).

We don't go out all that much for breakfast though, since the husband man makes the best mushroom and gruyere omelettes, brown sugared bacon, and french toast ever in existence. Plus, I don't have to get out of bed, he delivers coffee and my laptop, and cleans up the house while I eat. No joke, he's really that ridiculously good to me *blush*

rachel awes said...

bon vie
518 selby ave
st. paul

see you there soon? :)
xoxox

Mariana said...

Honestly... my back yard... At this moment our garden has produce and flowers all over the place. So many colours, so many plants, flowers, veggies... Siting out there with my cup of coffee early in the morning is absolute bliss!

Florcita

S.E.Minegar said...

I just had some divine huevos rancheros, beer batter pancakes, and jalapeño grits at a brunchery called Alchemy, in Brooklyn last weekend.

Being a New Jersian, I am sure I am supposed to gush about my favorite diner, but as an ex-Hoosier I still prefer good ol' Cracker Barrel. I get the Old Timer's breakfast: biscuits-no gravy, grits, hash-brown casserole, scrambled eggs, and I give my turkey sausage to my husband. And I always order sweet tea. You can't beat a six dollar tab for two!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

oh my. i hardly ever get to go out for breakfast! but i'd choose the good day cafe in mpls or the lodge at itasca state park...where i am heading in a week and plan to fully indulge! i'm full just thinking about it!

p.s. my blog has a photo of my wall with YOUR delicious framed doodle today

Sarah said...

If you like! We could start an ironic 'not a joiner' society!

Marji said...

I like almost all breakfast places -- not picky. But one of the best omelets I had was the Farmer's Omelet at the Dutch sisters bakery in Lynden, WA. It's just potatoes, onion, ham and eggs, but it was delicious. I've ordered it at other places, but somehow that special taste is not there.

Also: sweet bread French toast, with fresh pineapples and coconut syrup at Kalaheo Coffee shop on Kauai.

Veja cecilia said...

sometimes we stop by at a hotel in the mornings and just have their continental breakfast. I just love that u can get everything, and love to sit there for a long time!

cindy said...

this might be corny, but in my kitchen when scott makes me something for breakfast and he's excited about it - usually scrambled eggs and some toast. he LOVES toast! enjoy your weekend, aimee!

Izzy said...

my place, especially when the breakfast is prepared by chef hubby. =)

kitty said...

Don't go out much,but if I had to pick a breakfast spot, it would be the Marmont in Culver, IN!! A bit on the pricey side, but the foooooood is to die for and dessert!!!????.....Summer Coronet...a LARGE sugar cookie wedged into a huge dollop of white chocolate mousse topped with 5 variety berries and syrup!!

Jane said...

My favorite breakfast spot is a little hole in the wall called Joe's Place in Wayne, PA. For upscale gourmet, you would definitely have to come to Malvern, PA to The Classic Diner which should definitely be featured on the Food Network.

Caroline said...

Definitely a mango smoothie outside on the terrace overlooking my beautiful Malaysian garden! Love your photo - I haven't posted mine yet - hope to by the end of today!

BT said...

I never go out for breakfast and I'm feeling sad reading all these lovely meals and outings! We just have a cup of tea and a bowl of cereal at home. It's thick drizzly rain here and everyone else is baking hot! That's Ireland for you.

soulbrush said...

love sitting under the trees in my own back yard with a fresh bowl of papaya and banana with soya yoghurt yum yum.

aftml said...

here in durango, there used to be a lovely little spot called "le rendezvous." it was the last place i ate before i went on a two week trip to mexico to visit a friend when i was seven months pregnant. they had the most delicious croissant sandwiches. it burned down while i was abroad. a local man in a gelato shop in guanajuato asked me where i was from. i said durango, colorado. he said "oh? the place that is burning?" and i waddled to the nearest phone bank and promptly called home. the lover informed me that all was well, but that le rendezvous and two other shops had burned down. i cried.

rest in peace, le rendezvous. you were the tastiest.

Pat said...

I LOVE this typographic photo! On a recent trip to Chicago we had an early morning breakfast at a place called Yolk. Oh so yummy!!! Closer to home, my hubby and I love the egg sandwich at Cracker Barrel. We go for dinner and it's less expensive than most fast food places. Can't beat that!

rachel awes said...

just an additional
drop-in here
to send you
a hug! ;)

Lisa said...

Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH is a favorite!

Sheri said...

My mom's kitchen. Good food, good company.

Jenni said...

Loved The Garden Cafe in Omaha and Lincoln, NE. They aren't in business anymore:(.

Sue said...

My own kitchen!! I love my own breakfast cooking!! One egg over easy and buttered toast, always hot always perfect!! And my own coffee ALWAYS, not too strong, not too hot!! have a great weekend! Sue

EsDee said...

My favourite is Mia Flora in Inglewood, Western Australia. It's an old house converted into half cafe, half garden centre. I love nothing more than to sit on the verandah with a hot coffee, poached eggs and their yummy homemade hash browns... whilst contemplating which gorgeous plant I will be taking home with me!

As the mum of a very active 16 month old I dont get to go there very often, but when I do it really is the perfect Sunday morning!

Sarah x

Darnita said...

I have just started eating their breakfast, but I love Mimi's Cafe (Greensboro, NC location). The dish I am loving right now is the Pain Perdu. It is French toast stuffed with cream cheese and orange marmalade. Oh so yummy.

Caity said...

Going out for breakfast? Eww! I'm barely awake for that meal! Nope, my hot spot is the kitchen, in my jarmies.

Tessa said...

Hello there - how lovely to 'meet' you! (I popped over from Caroline's blog)

Best brekkie place? Now that I have left my beloved Africa far behind - favourite breakfast place there was sitting on the roof of our Land Rover, sipping coffee, munching on a banana and watching the animals come down to a nearby waterhole to quench their morning thirst. Here is England I love Wiveton Farm Cafe in the wilds of East Anglian Norfolk. There, if the weater is kind, you can sit outside under the oaks and look over the salt marshes where the black cattle graze and beyond to the grey-blue sea and the vast Northern skies. The breakfast? Traditional English...eggs, bacon, sausages and a large cup of tea. Afterwards, a long hike on the beach is essential!

nathalie et cetera said...

my favorite place is called Byblos. They make the best feta omelet in the world... I think

oneartistjournal said...

I am going to tie your two last posts together and say that painting in the parking lot is very delicious...
Your life energy is just sooo inspiring Aimee...I get that whooosh of Aimee spirit evey time I come visit here!!
XOXOrly

Ellen said...

I like the Edgewood Diner II near Ashtabula, Ohio - near Lake Erie. The steak and eggs are great!

outfitqueen said...

FAVORITE! is a little diner called the New Village Cafe on Polk street in San Francisco. It's just a hole in the wall no atmosphere, but the best omelets anywhere. the NICEST couple runs it, welcomes any sort of characters and has the BEST coffee!!

love it!

Lynn Fisher said...

G's Cafe in downtown Anoka...love the apple stuff pancakes!!!! ...grabs purse and leaves...

Collaborations said...

Oh--my house for sure--My husband makes the best buckwheat pancakes! And if the grandkids are there that just makes it sweeter!

aimee said...

YUM!! thanks everyone - great stories!