"So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance."
Okay, okay, so the Steven Wright quote is a little dated, it still makes me laugh. But if there's a topic I'm serious about it is breakfast food. I love breakfast food. I have never met a carb I didn't like and along with carbs, breakfast provides a unique blend of salty, sweet, fatty, yeasty delights. I'm not too interested in people who think a half a cantaloupe counts as "breakfast." Nor can I indulge in a luxurious morning meal most days - a hot, multi-course breakfast gets reserved perhaps for Sundays or special occasions. What I want to know from you is: who makes the best breakfast in Des Plaines (other than your spouse or your mom)?
Let's skip the ubiquitous Dunkin Donuts and other fast food options (although if you offered me a Dunkin Donuts buttermilk donut right now I would be powerless to turn you down). I'm talking about ham and eggs, a big stack of flapjacks, omelettes, waffles smothered in whipped cream, and yes, French toast. I see lots of choices for breakfast in Des Plaines, some new and some longtime favorites. You tell me where to head the next time I want a delicious, filling, warm breakfast in a nice setting.
My New Year's resolution is to use this blog and our Web site to help promote local businesses, but I need your input to help me. Let's start with breakfast and see where we go from there.
Write your comments about DP breakfast spots in the "Comments" section below. You can comment anonymously, use your name or login with a Blogger/Google account - it's entirely up to you. I'd prefer positive comments rather than nasty-grams aimed at places you don't like. Let's talk breakfast - you start.