Sunday, February 05, 2012

The "Breakfast Belt": An Unwarranted Rant.

"Just give me all of the bacon and eggs you have. Wait, wait, I worry what you just heard was, ‘Give me a lot of bacon and eggs.’ What I said was, ‘Give me ALL the bacon and eggs you have.’ Do you understand?”- Ron Swanson, Parks & Recreation (Thursdays on NBC!)

Call me cynical, but I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that the tiny, dirty neighbourhood where I grew up, on the not-so-nice side of downtown, is now overrun by trendy breakfast joints. Now, I am not a morning person, nor a person that eats breakfast on a regular basis, but I do believe that you need some solid first-hand experience in order to be a good complainer. Thus, I have tried most of these establishments at some point, and I have yet to taste something that merits the massive lineups out the door (even on the occasional weekday?), or the general pretentiousness of the whole experience. Tell me, what was so wrong with Denny's in the first place? Actually, never mind. Don't even bother answering that question.

Also, don't even get me started on the new trend between these places- breakfast poutine.
If my daily caloric intake allowed it, I would eat a diet entirely composed of penny candy and toaster pastries, and even I am a little disgusted at the excessiveness of poutine as a morning dish.

Give me eggs. Give me bacon. But give them to me after 11AM, without a lineup and an attitude.
...Also, fresh coffee. That would be a nice touch.

~sarah p.

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