When it comes to cooking, my mother, a fine cook herself, always says that it’s “really hard to screw up an egg,” and that’s why breakfast was one of the first cooking lessons she gave me. Consequently, it was the last, as somehow I found a way to screw it up when she wasn’t watching.
In the grand scheme of things, breakfast hasn’t changed much over the years, and for the most part, we like it that way. Also, the sheer volume of establishments that sling the egg-driven meal nearly rivals the number of this city’s hot dog or pizza joints, so when it came time for The Breakfast Issue, a comprehensive list was impossible. The following is a list of some of our favorite spots within city limits, stretching from Andersonville all the way down to Hyde Park, from hip weekend-morning brunch spots, to old-school classics, to destination-spots for the nighthawks, all of which prove the most important meal of the day can be eaten at any time. (Tom Lynch)
The Breakfast Issue was written by Elise Biggers, Jeremy Gordon, Emily Kaiser, Tom Lynch, Michael Nagrant and Reilly Nelson