March 7, 2011

Breakfast of Champions

It's no secret, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. If When I open my own place someday, breakfast will be served at all hours of the day. 
If I want to be even slightly enjoyable to be around before 2pm(not a morning person is a severe understatement), I've got to start with some caffeine. Now, I'm all for quality espresso drinks but nothing beats a simple cup of brewed coffee. Cue stupid side story: On more than one occasion in Australia I went into a cafe and ordered a coffee. Server asks, "What kind?" 
J: "Uh, just a coffee thanks." 
Server looks at me like I'm disabled and starts reading off the menu. 
"Flat white, short black, long black, latte?" 
Apparently Australians have their own coffee language. Which I learned soon after since I went to barista school there. But anyway, they don't serve plain-old brewed coffee. Only fancy pants(all delicious) espresso drinks. Moral of the story, always stick to the universal latte. Or if you find yourself in Australia and wanting black coffee, order a long black-a shot of espresso with hot water poured in. 
 Here's Natalia's hung-over brunch of champions. Clam chowder, a side salad, and a big ol' plate of BACON. She's inspired me to have 90% of my future restaurant menu feature bacon in ridiculous forms.
Mmmm...bacon chowder.

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