I like to eat. I like to take pictures of what I eat. I like to suggest that people try out the culinary dishes upon which I've gorged myself. So check out the blog and take someone out on a date. I will only tell you about the good, better and the best. If the food, people and/or service sucks, you'll never know I was there...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Ok, so I'm going to admit something bad. I enjoy a good imbibing every so often and while I believe there's nothing wrong with that, even basing your food choice around alcohol is considered apropos (think wine pairing.) I guess it could be a little out of the ordinary when the meal is at 830 in the morning, but in my defense, someone else started it. And also in my defense, Bryant's has really good food...
So remember that blog I did a while back, for the Cerebal Palsy fundraiser? Well, the mister, a friend and myself came across a person who said they had a friend who added a substance to their coffee every morning. While hilarious to envision, our curiosity was genuinely peaked. The Rum Chatta smells a bit like coffee and looks like creamer, so it was inevitable as to what we were going to do...especially with the forehand knowledge that it functions so nicely as a substitute for cafe au lait. Of course we made sure that we were still sober...we had just enough to change the color and taste of the coffee. As someone mentioned, put some sugar in the cip and it's just like a regular cup o' joe...as long as you don't have 10 cups.
But the food...the Rum Chatta was just an excuse to get to the restaurant...the food was great! Every morning on my way to work, I turn south at the intersection of Summer and Graham. In the years that I've driven that route, I've never noticed Bryant's. Located at 3965 Summer Ave, the restaurant is located approximately 50 feet from the intersection. I suppose I'm focused on coming in and working like a maniac for 8 hours a day. Or maybe not. Either way, I was stunned that it took so long for me to get here.
We entered fairly early, literally beating the crowd. By the time that we placed our order, the line was along the counter and wrapped back around to the other end of the restaurant. If that's any indication of the quality and desirability of the food, by the time we finished, that continuing line was wrapped out of the restaurant and down the side of the building...before 10 am...
There is quite an extensive menu to choose from and they sell lunch in addition to the breakfast for which they are famous. It was difficult for me to decide, because everything looked so delicious, but I quickly settled on the Breakfast Special:
Yes, this breakfast was special!
The Breakfast Special consisted of homemade biscuits, two eggs in any style you like (#teamscrambled), grits, gravy, hashbrowns and your choice of meat. I chose the hickory smoked bacon, cooked extra crispy. The only regret that I expressed was that I did not get any cheese in my eggs, but that wasn't a legitimate complaint because they were still great. The only downside that I could see is that this establishment is not very large, so most patrons have to come in, eat and leave to make room for the next wave of customers. And trust me, they were certainly coming in waves. So if you're tired of the chain breakfast, scoot on over to Bryant's for some hometown, made-from-scratch goodness. To be warned, unless you're with me, they only serve decaf and regular coffee.