Warning: the following may not be suitable for children under the age of 13 or people that never knew Bruce Jenner was more than Kim Kardashians father
Breakfast may be the Gene Hackman of meals. Gene Hackman played so many great parts from “Popeye Doyle” in The French Connection to “Captain Frank Ramsey” in Crimson Tide yet he doesn’t get mentioned along with the all time greats. It’s a tremendous oversight, the man played LEX LUTHOR (not the wrestler) for god’s sake!
Breakfast is the same as Mr Hackman. When idiots like myself do these food blogs breakfast is the odd man out.
Atlanta Top 4 Breakfast Rankings:
1. The Ritz Carlton Buckhead. The Buffet is the Edward Norton of buffets, it has EVERYTHING. Great Omelet Station, all the breads, fruit and fixin’s you need (trying to be southern there, sorry). But I was there this week and one of my dear companions ordered a side of bacon and they basically backed the pig up to the table. THAT is special
2. J Christophers on Sunday because they have the Shrimp and Grits, not quite Hominy Grill in Charleston, but very good. The Blueberry Crunchcakes are also to die for as well.
3. West Egg- LOVE the Salmon Benedict, the Pimento Cheese and Bacon Omelet and the Banana Bread French Toast is delicious too.
4. Goldbergs- Lox and Bagels, w/ Olive Cream Cheese. The ONLY place I have found south of the Mason Dixon line with Olive Cream Cheese. If you know of another, PLEASE let me know.
BUT there is one breakfast sandwich that is the greatest thing to get you going since this movie scene:
The Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese Sandwich at the Jack’s New Yorker Deli (in both Smyrna and Buckhead). It really is “Magic in a Kaiser Roll.” If you don’t know, now you know.
It’s truly the most underrated breakfast dish in Atlanta. Or the “Gaslight Anthem” of breakfast sandwiches, unbelievable, but not yet truly discovered. So grab one this weekend and then check out the Gaslight Anthem, you can thank me later.