Guy Kibbee Eggs

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At Blue Bottle in San Francisco, this dish is called Popeyes. [Photograph: Alaina Browne]

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Guy Kibbee, an actor and egg dish namesake.

An egg fried in the center of a holed-out slice of bread goes by many names. One of them, Guy Kibbee eggs, originated because an actor named Guy Kibbee made them in the 1935 film Mary Jane's Pa. Peter Cherches of the blog Word of Mouth investigated the origins, curious where his mom got the nickname. Cherches is a fan of the fancypants version at Brix, a French bistro in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where it's served on a thick piece of challah with asparagus, parmigiano, and truffle oil.

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