by Ben Miller
I have to admit: I’m not much of a breakfast or brunch person, at least not going outside of the house for it. When I get up on a weekend morning I’m much more content to make my own breakfast and have a hot cup of coffee rather than trekking outside where I can wait a half hour to get a table where I can then get served something for $10 that I could have easily made myself.
Well, according to Esquire, I’m not missing anything. It just released a list of its 59 best breakfast places in America, and not a single one of them was in Washington, D.C. While I can’t speak for most of the list, I think they got it about half right.
Nick’s on Broadway, in Providence, R.I., for example, is fantastic and rightfully belongs on the list. They’re home fries are actually a mixture of sweet and regular potatoes, and they always have a great selection of fresh bread and muffins. The Paper Moon Diner in Baltimore, Md., on the other hand, is wildly overrated. I went once and found the service slow, and the food really only so-so.
Also, I get the point of having national chains on there, but Bob Evans? Really? That being said, I do have a soft spot for Waffle House.
So what do you think? Agree or disagree with any of the places on the list? What D.C. establishments should have made the cut?