Ok, so I'm a little late on the pick up with this press release (the magazine was released back in February) but I wanted to revisit this article, "Breakfast in America,"
for two reasons: 1) vocabulary and 2) Breakfast inspiration.Details
lists twenty-five places "to go for a morning repast-fluffy eggs, buttery pancakes, house-smoked bacon-that could outshine a four-star dinner."
Our very own Becky's Diner
tops the list. It's great press, no question. But I was surprised by the adjective they used to describe Mainers: "Owner Becky Rand's menu seems ordinary on paper-French toast; home fries with cheese, peppers, and onions-but the hoary Mainers and informed vacationers who fill the red vinyl stools well before dawn know better."
Good to know that Mainers are "hoary" (definition: gray or white with or as if with age; extremely old). It certainly seems like an odd choice.
Portland Breakfast Club disagrees with Details
in an October 16th 2007 posting
with a complete slam of the local favorite.
I've been to Becky's many times and have enjoyed my meals. I do have to say that Boynton McCay's
in Camden puts up a tough fight, though. Their chorizo and egg skillet is to die for, and their pancakes aren't bad either. Are there any other breakfast spots in Maine that should have beaten out Becky's?