Eggslut, More Than a Fatuous Name

It's pretty much a sure thing that where there is a line out a restaurant's door, therein lies good food. The first two times I walked past Eggslut in L.A.'s Grand Central Market (GCM), the queue was astonishingly long. No other food establishment in the Market came close to being as popular. I'm not particularly keen... Continue Reading →

Fried Rice at Eggs ’n Things (Honolulu, HI)

During every trip to Honolulu, my wife and I have breakfast at Eggs ’n Things, an excuse to eat their Portuguese sausage with eggs and two scoops of rice. My wife ordered it (this time, she substituted home fried potatoes for the rice, which turned out to be a bad idea), while the Island Style... Continue Reading →

Ken’s House of Pancakes (Hilo, HI)

My wife and I wound up eating three times at Ken’s House of Pancakes, near Arnott’s Lodge where we were staying during our time in Hilo. It came up as a local favorite in a couple of sources. Our Mauna Kea tour guide also said it was his favorite place to get saimin. The fact... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Blue Moose Café (Port Townsend, WA)

"If a messy kitchen is a happy one, this one is delirious." How can you not like a café that has the chutzpah to post that above their kitchen? How about, "The reason we're not all here is because we're not all there"? There is even a banner on a wall emblazoned with a single word: BACON! Add to... Continue Reading →

Panama Hotel Tea & Coffee

Not many realize that the Panama Hotel in the International District has a tea and coffee shop. Though it was set up to serve its clientele, it is open to the public. The space is not very large but is nicely decorated with old historic black-and-white photos on the walls and memorabilia of the Japanese... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Marination Ma Kai (Seattle)

As soon as you step off the water taxi at Seacrest Park, Marination Ma Kai is directly in front of you, slightly to the right. It's hard to miss since it's the only building on the dock. The two women (Kamala Saxton, who hails from Hawaii, and Roz Edison) responsible for this restaurant first began... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Morning Glory Café (Eugene, OR)

Among the places that popped up when looking for breakfast restaurants on Yelp, Morning Glory was one possibility. What makes it so different was the reason we decided to give it a try; it is a vegan restaurant. We got there just as it was opening up for business, located right around the corner from... Continue Reading →

Breakfast at Black Bear Diner (Mt. Shasta, CA)

There are many a Black Bear Diner on the West Coast, 59 and counting. Truthfully, we had never heard of the chain before until we were here in Mt Shasta. And, as it turned out, this is where it all started. There is nothing to suggest a franchise except for the sign outside (above) and... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Bastille Café and Bar (Seattle, WA)

One kind of breakfast I don't have often is French. In fact, I have to wonder if I ever have. French meals at other times are another story. You can take bacon, sausage, eggs, pancakes and cereal, and all their variations, only so much before they get, well, old. Don't get me wrong, I love... Continue Reading →

Portuguese Sausage and Eggs at Eggs ‘N Things (Honolulu, HI)

One of our favorite breakfast spots in Waikiki is Eggs 'n Things. It also happens to be hugely popular with Japanese tourists who easily could make up over 75 percent of the clientele. Last time, we got seated within 15 minutes after we arrived just before 8. Thinking I had discovered the secret, my wife... Continue Reading →

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