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Barnola Granola

Barnola Granola

Whenever I learn of someone or something being associated with my dads home country, Antigua & Barbuda, I am instantly intrigued.  A few months ago my sister told me about Barnola, a great granola company.  Barnola is a love note to Aisha Thompson’s childhood.  The Antiguan […]

Antiguan Breakfast

Antiguan Breakfast

Growing up I was so hesitant to try different things.  I grew up in Michigan, and was closest to my mom’s family that was local, so most of my family gatherings and holidays reflected my maternal grandparents southern (Georgia and Arkansas) roots of collard greens, macaroni […]

Montclair Red Eye

Montclair Red Eye

I love Montclair, New Jersey.  Man, I sure wish I explored the area more before I moved to Georgia.  Luckily, I still get a chance to visit the area.  Recently I had breakfast plans at one of the other restaurants in the area, and when plan A turned out to be closed on Sunday’s, so Red Eye Cafe became the better plan B.

With the record low temperatures we ordered chai tea, and were instantly intrigued by the dirty chai on the menu, I am guessing I am late to this creation, but I am so glad we discovered it.  For those that are like me that had never head of it, a dirty chai latte is simply a chai latte with a shot of espresso.  Now, let me just say that we were laughing at the people coming in from the freezing cold to this crowded cafe to pick up a coffee.  I joked that the Ethiopian and Kenyan coffee that these folks were serving must be something else with all the locals just stopping in to pick up cups of coffee.  Well, I would be right behind them if I was in the neighborhood.  I didn’t have to do anything to the cup that they served, and it was a great size too.

Dirty Chai

The Huevos Rancheros is served with the perfect amount of hash.  The salsa ranchero is so flavorful, I was a little hesitant, but it packed a great bit of heat for this special item.

Huevos Rancheros

The pumpkin pancakes that were on the menu the day that we went, were perfect, so perfect they didn’t need the syrup.  I was offered to help my self to the pancakes, and looked up and they were gone, I guess the offer was taken back on a second thought.

Pumpkin Pancakes with honey whipped cream

Another Broken Egg Cafe

Another Broken Egg Cafe

During a recent visit to Jacksonville Florida, my hotel shared a parking lot with this great brunch spot. Another Broken Egg Cafe sildenafilviagra-rxstore specializes in well, you guessed it, eggs. Specifically omelets and variations of eggs benedict. Pancake and French toast fans, not to worry, […]

Brunching in Chicago

Brunching in Chicago

I recently enjoyed a quick weekend in Chicago.  The Windy City is one of my favorite places to visit, it is a great walking town, and the restaurants are amazing.  Previously I shared one of my dinner experiences at Table Fifty-Two, take a look. This […]

Toast in Asbury Park

Toast in Asbury Park

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have a long standing tradition with a few friends, that starts with a 5 mile “trot” not really competitive run (Spring Lake Five) and ends with a visit to Confections of a Rock Star and a visit to this place for Brunch.  Toast in Asbury Park, is a must stop when ever I am at the shore.

Toast prides themselves on using only the freshest ingredients, and making every food experience better than the last.  A must try is the Bananas Foster French Toast, I could eat the bananas foster sauce on ice cream or just by the spoonful.

 

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Another show stopper is the Bella Nutella, its french toast stuffed with Nutella…Yeeeesssss!
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Another standout for our table was the Crab Cake Benedict.  And the home fries have the perfect crisp, every time.
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We had to capture the spread on the whole table.  Other items that the table selected were, red velvet pancakes, blue berry pancaked and one of their several selections of scrambles.  When you go, not if you go, don’t skimp on the OJ, it is freshly squeezed.  This destination has little to do with toast, and more to do with all of the other awesome options that you can select.  I didn’t even mention the lunch selections.  My friends and I agree that it is a judgement free zone, meaning if anyone orders 2 meals, there is no judgement.

Until next time, eat well, and be well. – Foodie Engineer