So, I’m thinking it’s relatively safe to assume that most of us have consumed a few breakfasts in joints that cater predominantly to those eating first meal of the day. The diners, cafes, counter service type joints where coffee cups get refilled and only leaving a twenty percent tip seems sad (“Oh look four quarters and three dimes”). The kind of place where your spouse could order for you with some confidence while you step out to grab a paper. The kind of place where a menu’s nice, but there’s not much doubt as to what you’re going to order.
Consequently, I ask. At such a spot, what is it that constitutes “the usual” for you?
Me? Well, these days, I’m a corned beef hash with two poached eggs, rye toast, grapefruit juice, and coffee guy. Although, west of the Delaware River, that hash may well have to be replaced by some scrapple.
Note: I originally thought of this “game” for a possible series of threads early last fall. For some reason, I never really went forward (although, I may have forgotten that I did) and then the old place fell into disrepair. I’m wondering if maybe it’s interesting enough to get a few rounds out of now. You know, maybe move on to red sauce Italian joints or neighborhood bars next? I s’pose we’ll see, right?