Monday, August 28, 2006

Come an’ geddit!


This was our Bank Holiday Monday breakfast, home cooked by Red and me. She did the potatoes and bacon; I did the eggs and pancakes. It is based on a breakfast we had most mornings on both our visits to New York.

Both times we have been to NYC we have stayed at the Gershwin Hotel. Just around the corner there was a great little diner, where they served what was described on the menu as a Farmer Boy breakfast. It was so yummy, and a great way to start a day full of walking. In all, we have spent about 10 or 11 days in New York, I guess, and yet we've never once been on the subway. That's how much walking we'd do. So we'd need that morning fuel to keep us going, and the Farmer Boy never let us down.


Blogger Cynnie said...

It looks lovely..
but I've never understood potatoes for breakfast..
I like grits myself..( do ya'll have those there ?)
What is a bank holiday?

28 August, 2006 11:46  
Blogger Radmila said...


Now that's a breakfast.

The Mister and me do a Sunday breakfast about once a month, where we go to a truck stop diner and have steak and eggs, hash browns and toast. You can't beat a truck stop for a hearty breakfast.

28 August, 2006 11:47  
Blogger Fruning Graplecard said...

It looks wonderful - and lethal - at the same time.

28 August, 2006 11:50  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cynnie: We don't have grits here, and I've never really understood what they are. A bank holiday is a weekday when banks are closed, as are many other shops traditionally. It's like another Sunday. We get about half a dozen each year, I guess.

Radmila: It was yummy! Here we find the best breakfasts are where builders and truckers go, too. Cos if the food was no good, these guys wouldn't go back, right? Mmmm... hash browns are good, too.

28 August, 2006 11:53  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Fruning: Lethal only in excess, I'm sure ;-)

28 August, 2006 11:54  
Blogger Ranting Dullard said...

I remember food like hoo

28 August, 2006 12:44  
Blogger the cappuccino kid said...

man alive, you made my mouth water! that is soooo inviting. i might republish my fry up pics!

28 August, 2006 13:13  
Blogger hangthedj said...

I had a kebab for breakfast once. Felt pretty ill afterwards though.

During the world cup I woke up with a cheeseburger stuck to my leg...I ate that too.

28 August, 2006 13:36  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

that looks mmmmmmmmmmmmm (stop licking the screen Dinners)

had chicken vindaloo once for brekkie. nice.

28 August, 2006 13:55  
Blogger Ron said...

You have inspired me to go to a breakfast place in my berg that makes sublime (and huge!) breakfasts...You are all cordially invited to Angelo's with me...

28 August, 2006 15:15  
Blogger Camie Vog said...

Ah ha! Alas, I can see the photos. All of them. It was that silly ZoneAlarm!! Beautiful, wonderful, yummy food. Eh, time for breakfast, see ya.

28 August, 2006 15:22  
Anonymous cappy said...

having take away for breakfast is nothing new, i am sure we've all done that!

28 August, 2006 17:15  
Blogger The_'Real'_Batman said...

I remember visiting a university student friend and having pizza refried for breakfast. At least they did. The smell was enough for me

By the way, nice breakfast. Looks like mine plus potato and minus farls

28 August, 2006 20:28  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Looks like a great breakfast, pretty good reproducing the classic "hangover" breakfast. At least that's what I call it. It cures a hard Bukowski evening.

Walking is good only I usually feel exhausted afterwards and land up taking a nap.

I ahven't been on the subway very often in NYC. I always land up walking too. Besides, honestly, I feel pretty intimidated alone on the NY subway. I take the El train no problem in Chicago, I guess because it's above ground. but Stagg doesn't let me go to "the numbers" by myself. (the numbers are neightbourhoods with the streets both being named after numbers.)

I take the subway, anytime anywhere in Toronto or Montreal. One of the most beautiful subways I've ever been on was in D.C.

28 August, 2006 20:36  
Blogger mister anchovy said...

I enjoyed several breakfasts like that one in the town of Blairmore Alberta last week. They had names like, "The Albertan" and "The Sunrise", and "The Rancher". Nice touch.

28 August, 2006 22:55  
Blogger _z. said...

Yumm... the breakfast of champions. what did you have to drink with that? Please say Ruby red grapefruit.

29 August, 2006 06:29  
Blogger _z. said...

shit! I was gonna start drewling! Ok I know what to eat!

29 August, 2006 06:30  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

RD: Go on, spoil yerself.

Cappy: Fry up's are goooood.

HtDJ: I like a kebab from time to time, but for breakfast?! Mmmm... cheeseburger leg.

4D: A mate of mine likes Indian for brekkie. Not me, though, really. Hope you've cleaned yer screen now!

Ron: When I'm in MI, I'll hit Angelo's with you and Camie, for sure.

29 August, 2006 09:57  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Camie: Damn ZoneAlarm! Glad you're up an' at 'em now.

Cappy: I don't think I have, funnily enough...

Shamash: What are farls?

Candy: Subways can be scary at night on your own, especially as a woman, I'm sure. They can be bad enough for guys. I'm sure this would be a great hangover breakfast.

Mr A: Good holiday breakfast, no?

_z.: To drink, coffee.

29 August, 2006 10:01  
Blogger The_'Real'_Batman said...

Asterisk: Potato scones = farls. Farls are the irish spelling, or at least that's what Marks and Spencer say

29 August, 2006 10:35  
Blogger apositivepessimist said...

that's my kinda breaky but with fritters instead of the pancakes.

I am quite proud to say I introduced a few hillbillies to the joy of fritters.

04 September, 2006 02:12  

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