After arriving in Madrid and dropping the bag off at my daughter's, it was time for food and I was beyond hungry so we went to the closest place - a store called VIPS which was located just around the corner. Its a nice little store and in the back is a pretty decent restaurant with a basic yet appealing menu.
I opted for the egg burger while my young one had the same but with bacon thrown on it. This was a tasty burger and proved that it isn't just Americans who have excelled at making a burger called "ham" that only has beef.
Eggscellent - Eggs around the world (worth traveling for!)
I love eggs. All ways. Every day.
This isn't just Bellingham's Best Benedict, it might be the World's Best Benedict: poached eggs on top of a thick fluffy Belgian waffle on top of roasted potatoes and smothered with hollandaise sauce. Why hasn't someone thought of this before? No matter, Mount Bakery did it and they did it so well that no one ever needs to do it again. Of course they offer smaller, less decadent dishes like breakfast sandwiches and pastries; but if you're going out for breakfast, go big or stay home.
Bistec a lo Pobre means "Poor Man's Steak", but the size of the portion is anything but poor. Bistec a lo Pobre is a traditional South American dish served, as seen in the photo, with a large sirloin steak, grilled onion, two fried eggs and a side of potatoes, most commonly french fries. You will find this dish on the menu of any typical Chilean restaurant in Santiago, Chile. If you can handle heat, I recommend slathering the plate of food in the ubiquitous red chile sauce, called "ahi" and washing it all down with a "chop" beer, which is a Chilean term for a large glass of draft beer.
There's nothing authentically Nepali about Mike's Restaurant, save for the stunning views of the Himalayan range and Phewa Lake, but what else do you really need for breakfast?
When we're on the road, we do our vest best to eat, drink, shop, and sleep local. But there are times when you need to sink your teeth into a piece of home. Enter Mike's on Phewa Lake; Mike's serves some of the best breakfast dishes in South Asia, with their Eggs Florentine holding a special place in my heart. Not only did the food taste great, it didn't make me sick - something I can't say about most places in Nepal (don't let that deter you - most of it takes fantastic going in; deal with the repercussions later). Mike's also does an excellent apple-banana fritter, and holds an esteemed place along the banana pancake trail. I consider myself a fairly hardcore traveler, but even I could never scoff at a place...
The Hills Market, a locally owned specialty grocer, embraces "local" foods in a big way. Throughout the week they host pop-up eateries in their veranda seating area. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, you'll find Darista Cafe serving delicious international street food–inspired cuisine, elevated to gourmet levels and crafted with seasonal and local ingredients.
Owner Dara Schwartz describes her concept as "World Inspired. Local Fare. Cafe+Bakery." The menu usually offers two to three entrées, a soup, and a small selection of pastries—all of which are served at incredibly reasonable prices.
One of the many things I love about Columbus is the variety of fresh and local food offerings. Pop-up eateries and food trucks serving seasonal local foods have become huge. And the quality of food served by some of these savvy mobile restaurateurs is hard to beat.
Whether you roll out of bed at 6 a.m. or 2 p.m., start your day with Austin’s favorite Tex-Mex invention: the breakfast taco. A hometown institution, the Tamale House (5003 Airport Blvd.) serves eggs and bacon wrapped in a flour tortilla. At Maria’s Taco Xpress (2529 S. Lamar Blvd., pictured), try the migas tacos, which include scrambled eggs and crushed tortilla chips. Or jump-start your taste buds with a jalapeño sausage taco at Torchy’s truck (1311 S. First St.).
Photo by Ediblearia.com. This appeared in the March/April 2011 issue.
The owners at this breakfast and lunch spot make almost everything from scratch and by hand, from grinding chickpeas for their hummus to making almond milk for the granola. They even offer vegan butter. (604) 681-5776. As told to Rhonda May. Photo by Grant Harder. This appeared in the September, 2012 issue. See all of Savannah Olsen’s favorite places in the Gastown neighborhood of Vancouver.
They call it the hangover pizza...potato, pancetta, sausage, and eggs sunny side up - it's everything you need to get your head on straight after a night out on the town. At Vesta in Astoria, New York.
I've never thought of "molecular gastronomy" as comfort food. But at Haven, chef Kim Alter (before moving over to Plum) created some radical-seeming dishes as homey as anything your grandma made. Even though Daniel Patterson (Coi, Plum) owns this Jack London Square restaurant, and Alter cooked at the Michelin-starred Manresa, there's nothing obviously avant-garde about Haven's cuisine. A bit of foam shows up in the amazing deconstructed shepherd's pie, which otherwise has a rustic feel. The flour for the pasta in the Carbonara, pictured here, is smoked before the noodles are handmade, and instead of being stirred in, the farm egg floats on top of the dreamy pancetta-specked, chive-flecked dish. The bar at Haven concocts some of the best drinks in this cocktail-crazed town, as well.
Charleston, South Carolina ranks in my book as one of America's top food cities. I recently stopped by The Macintosh, a new restaurant on King Street, to try their much-raved about brunch. Chef Jeremiah Bacon (yes, real last name) turns out heart-stopping dishes like rabbit hash, spicy grilled chorizo with Anson Mills grits, and something called the "Mac Attack" which includes pork belly bone marrow bread pudding, and a poached egg. Chef Bacon's Southern riff on the classic Mexican breakfast dish huevos rancheros (above) includes refried Sea Island red beans, cheese curd, and lots of tender pork confit. It pairs perfectly with a bloody mary (or two).
Out The Door is one of my favorite spots in my neighborhood. My friends and I go here all the time primarily for the chicken pho, but I have ventured out and tried some other items on the menu and have never been disappointed. This past weekend we went for brunch and I decided to try something new, this time the baked eggs. I was so intrigued by the ingredients: smoked ham, goat cheese, green garlic, snap peas?! It was the perfect meal - so colorful, full of flavor, and the right amount of filling. This Vietnamese restaurant (casual spin-off of the famous Slanted Door) is so innovative with their dishes and happen to have a great wine list (all served in steel taps).
A must go for foodie - the delicious Jiyuken Curry in Osaka. They even made rice crackers out of Jiyuken Curry flavor! Words can't describe the flavor...
After taking the ferry from Tarifa, Spain to Tangier we were starving! We got off the boat and as soon as we exited the port we saw a little cafe and sat down. We ordered eggs and mint tea, not quite knowing what we would get, but we figured, what could be bad? Thankfully, nothing! The egg was fried with the perfect runny yolk, but the best part was that it was surrounded by a large pouring of olive oil and covered in spices like cumin and paprika. And the tea was full of beautiful, bright green mint leaves. Perfection. I'm pretty sure you could get this breakfast at any cafe and my husband and I have taken to calling this style of eggs "Moroccan eggs," and we constantly try to replicate them at home!
Our friend Caroline has lived in Bali for 25 years. On the second morning of our visit, she cooked up some nasi goreng. It entered the breakfast hall of fame and was without a doubt the best fried rice I've ever had.
It's a bright, sunny Sunday morning in Denver. We're too relaxed to pack the car to head into the mountains. We don't much feel like heading out on the bikes. The Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets, and Avalanche are all out of town. So what do we do? We head down to the Bull & Bush for some beer - and a side of breakfast.
Bull & Bush is a local favorite that few outsiders know about - according to our hostess (when I hear things like this, I tend to believe it for as long as possible, so not to upset the delicate balance of travel mystery). I set upon perhaps the best eggs Benedict I have ever had, and washed them down with a hearty stout and a punchy IPA. It was the best breakfast I can remember having in a long, long time.
Scarlett Begonia is a cute little restaurant located in the shopping district near State Street in Santa Barbara. Not only are the eggs fresh, but most of the ingredients are local, organic and the bread is home made.
If you go here for breakfast, come early- or you will be waiting a while. Reservations are only accepted for dinner and highly recommended.
There's a large parking lot behind the shopping square where the Scarlett Begonia is located and the first 75 minutes are free.
Since my friend Lisa worked in Yolk where was ranked as #1 breakfast place in Chicago, there's no reason for me not trying something there.
I ordered a fresh-squeezed strawberry orange juice with my friend's suggestion. I could say it’s the best Egg Benedict in the town!! There are two poached eggs with bacon and english muffin halves. On the other side served the fried potato and some juicy fruits. The food portion is really big. (Welcome to America!)
Except the Egg Benedict, there are so many things you can try on the menu.A very inviting place to have a breakfast in a nutshell.
Let's face it - if you're a night owl like me, there is absolutely nothing exciting about mornings.
Sunday mornings, however, are a different type. Did anyone say brunch?
Montreal is home to hundreds of brunch restaurants, from a greasy joint to a more upscale downtown experience. Me, I like both.
But I also like to explore my own neighborhood, Le Plateau. When I discovered Le Toasteur on avenue Laurier Est, I just knew other places would always pale in comparison. Service is great, the menu is varied, the food is incredibly tasty - and it's right around the corner from a beautiful park.
My favorite thing to order is either the Spécial Toasteur, in which you get a bit of everything - pancake, French bread, fruits, eggs, sausages. Small potatoes a staple of any French Canadian brunch and they are particularly tasty at Le Toasteur.
A mouth-watering brunch, a big coffee and an afternoon out...
It's an uphill walk to get to Glo's, and, once you get there, you'll have to wait because it's pocket sized. But let's say you sit on the benches outside, watching the busy intersection under grey stormy skies (the only kind you get in Seattle) and 15 (20, 30) minutes later your table's ready. The buttery hash brown, bacon, coffee aroma and warmth hits you as you walk in the door to a room so bright and alive with those yellow tables. Your tattooed bearded waiter asks, "Would you like a coffee?" You say, "Definitely!" And then, as you settle in with a menu and a steaming cup of local joe, you think, "I could stay here all afternoon."
And maybe you should.
Ok, so this beautiful trio of smoked salmon, ham and bacon bennies won't cost you more than thirty dollars. However, to get a seat at this breakfast table you do have to be a hotel guest. Besides the many amenities that make Calistoga Ranch an excellent option for indulging in all that Napa Valley has to offer, their breakfast menu is worth pulling off those luxurious linens and getting to The Lakehouse before the kitchen closes. Perfectly poached eggs nestled on top of english muffins, with a jalapeño hollandaise and marbled fingerling potatoes. This dish definitely warrants a sleepover.
You know you are near Zazie's in the Cole Valley neighborhood by the crowd out front. It is big. There is a sign up sheet on the door, put your name on it, and head to the Irish bar next door to wait the hour it'll take to get seated. But when you do... there are numerous varieties of eggs benedict to choose from, sweet treats like griddle cakes, corn cakes, and flavored pancakes. My friend and I ordered all of them. They were worth the wait.
Brunch. My favorite meal. My favorite, favorite meal.
I’m always trying to convert those I love most to feel the same and so I labor over choosing just the right place for far too long.
Enter, The House, perchance the most aptly named restaurant in New York seeing as its a refurbished 1854 carriage house. It's a welcome step back in time, which fits just too perfectly with a lazy Sunday morning.
Chef Mark Steuer is southern enough to know that brunch should be eaten on the patio and northern enough to know that his Chicago guests will need blankets. In the same blended way, his Carriage House menu offers southern food with northern twists like this pork shoulder hash with smoked bearnaise sauce and pickled peppers served in a beautiful Victorian house space overlooking the gritty urban sprawl of the West Loop. I usually believe that food is better eaten where it comes from. Cajun food belongs in New Orleans and no one does Mexican food like the border towns. But after my southern Carriage House experience in the north, I will amend my beliefs because perhaps food can be better, richer and more delicious out of context? Perhaps I need another glass of sweet tea while I think about that...
Every city needs a go-to brunch spot and for me it's West Egg Cafe over on Atlanta's Westside. Named for the setting of The Great Gatsby, you will find a line out the door nine times out of ten. It's definitely no longer Atlanta's best kept secret. While it's easy to get hung up on the all-day breakfast, which is freaking amazing, the lunch and dinner items are just as good. Every week they have a burger and pint night deal, in which you get one of their burgers and a pint of beer or boozy milkshake for $10.
If you're lucky enough to visit on a day that it's not busy, settle into a cafe table with coffee and a scone with a good book.
The Berlin brunch scene is typically a buffet-style brunch with meats & cheeses, maybe a quiche or a soft-boiled egg. While that's an enjoyable meal, sometimes breaking out of the mold is called for. That's what makes the California Breakfast Slam so unique. It's an American-style brunch that serves up Berlin's best pancakes. But even here the breakfast meals come with a twist...
Using gourmet cooking styles and spices, the typical American brunch of eggs, pancakes and hashbrowns, the mal isn't just a boring breakfast but an explosion of taste in your mouth!