January 11, 2012
Two waffles, turkey ham and something, Nutella and jam, from Flavour waffle cart, N Lombard St.
We had friends visiting from out of town at the end of last year, so we showed them as many of our favorite places in town as we could.  Turns out most of those were restaurants and other food vendors.  It was a delicious couple of days.

Two waffles, turkey ham and something, Nutella and jam, from Flavour waffle cart, N Lombard St.

We had friends visiting from out of town at the end of last year, so we showed them as many of our favorite places in town as we could.  Turns out most of those were restaurants and other food vendors.  It was a delicious couple of days.

December 2, 2011
Breakfast burrito with bacon and black beans, orange wedge and lettuce garnish, with black coffee, at Christie’s on N Lombard St.
This is the closest breakfast place to my house by at least a few blocks; I eat breakfast there probably once a week on average, minding my email and Metafilter and drinking two or three cups of coffee. 
I’ve got a regular french toast and eggs and bacon that I don’t even have to order when the normal guy is working, but some mornings there’s someone else on shift and I mix up my routine by ordering off the menu.  So: breakfast burrito today.  Not bad, not great, for getting something in my stomach it was just fine. 
That’s about par for this place.  It’s nice to be a regular, nice to have a place that’s reliable and comfortable, even if it’s not really a bring-folks-from-out-of-town sort of joint.

Breakfast burrito with bacon and black beans, orange wedge and lettuce garnish, with black coffee, at Christie’s on N Lombard St.

This is the closest breakfast place to my house by at least a few blocks; I eat breakfast there probably once a week on average, minding my email and Metafilter and drinking two or three cups of coffee. 

I’ve got a regular french toast and eggs and bacon that I don’t even have to order when the normal guy is working, but some mornings there’s someone else on shift and I mix up my routine by ordering off the menu.  So: breakfast burrito today.  Not bad, not great, for getting something in my stomach it was just fine. 

That’s about par for this place.  It’s nice to be a regular, nice to have a place that’s reliable and comfortable, even if it’s not really a bring-folks-from-out-of-town sort of joint.

December 1, 2011
Bacon, poached eggs, potatoes and toast with water, at James John Cafe in St. Johns.
One of my favorite nearby restaurants.  Downtown St. Johns is a mile and change from from my house, and has a nice variety of restaurants, but this is one of the best for straight up tasty, nicely-crafted salty food.  They’ve got a corned beef hash that I love to death, basically the same dish as this but juicy cornbeef chunks mixed in instead of bacon.
Every once in a while they poach the eggs a little too long, though, like today.  I like my yolks straight up runny, not so much on the firm side.  Better for mixing up with the potatoes.  Still delicious, though.

Bacon, poached eggs, potatoes and toast with water, at James John Cafe in St. Johns.

One of my favorite nearby restaurants.  Downtown St. Johns is a mile and change from from my house, and has a nice variety of restaurants, but this is one of the best for straight up tasty, nicely-crafted salty food.  They’ve got a corned beef hash that I love to death, basically the same dish as this but juicy cornbeef chunks mixed in instead of bacon.

Every once in a while they poach the eggs a little too long, though, like today.  I like my yolks straight up runny, not so much on the firm side.  Better for mixing up with the potatoes.  Still delicious, though.