Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're hungry. So what are you craving? We asked our contributors around the country this very question. Here are their egg, bacon, and cheese-loaded answers.
'breakfast sandwich' on Serious Eats
When Dunkin' Donuts unleashed the Eggs Benedict sandwich ($3.59) on the world earlier this month, I naturally knew that I'd have to find a way to shove it in my facehole. Quickly.
Market Café's breakfast sandwich ($6.75) breaks expectations even as it tows on the side of convention. The usual cast is all there, just in upgraded versions with better accessories. Eggs are scrambled in a thin layer, then folded and topped by aged cheddar cheese. A choice of turkey, baked ham, or bacon comes next. There is an ostensibly odd appearance of arugula leaves and sliced tomatoes, but any doubts tamp down upon bite.
A Sandwich a Day: Egg and Chorizo Torta from Tortas Frontera in O'Hare International Airport, Chicago
Rick Bayless, the respected patron of haute Mexican cuisine, has plenty of well deserved achievements and accolades in his trophy case. And he can add another for this egg and chorizo torta ($9) at his Tortas Frontera restaurant in Terminal 1 (near gate B11). While eating it, I was actually glad to be subjected to a one-hour layover in O'Hare airport.
Eurotrip, a Central European-themed eatery on the south side of Park Slope, doesn't skimp on the good stuff. Frankly, there are times when I wish they would: I don't know that shrimp and grits need mascarpone and pancetta. (What...