Recently on a Saturday night while having dinner at the house of our good friends Laurie and Charlie, Charlie, who subscribes to my food site Somebody’s Mom, started talking about a breakfast review I had recently written.
I felt extremely flattered as he began to quote my comments in the review accurately. After discussing the breakfast review, I asked Charlie if he could recommend any place to go for breakfast. He suggested the in Eastchester. Though he had eaten lunch and dinner there, he said he never actually had breakfast there.
The next day—a Sunday—my breakfast buddy Mela and I headed over to the Odyssey Eastchester Diner for breakfast. When you get up early like Mela and I do, your greatest joy when you sit down to breakfast after being up a few hours is that first cup of coffee.
I have to say this was by far the worst cup of coffee I have had since I have been going out to breakfast on wee it this coffee. Even after adding two packets of Splenda, two teaspoons of sugar and as much milk as I could fit into the mug without having the coffee overflow, it was still too bitter to drink!
Our waiter was good and attentive, but I unfortunately didn’t get a chance to get his name. When he came by offering to refill our coffee cups, Mela and I said, “No, thank you,” so loudly at the same time, I think we scared him a bit.
We ordered a broccoli and cheddar egg white omelet with home fries and toast. I asked for an asparagus and provolone omelet but they didn’t have asparagus or provolone, which I thought was odd since this was a diner—with a huge menu. We also ordered a waffle.
The waffle looked very dark brown when served and I was worried it was too well done. But looks can be deceiving and the waffle was scrumptiously tasty and cooked perfectly—crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Our omelet was good, and we had real butter and real maple syrup as requested for the waffle.
The home fries were just OK, a little too mushy for our sensitive palates. Mela and I are starting to become the home fries experts at this point. Good home fries are required to be crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, lightly seasoned with a little sautéed onions and maybe green peppers to meet our high expectations.
Our check came to $21.25, without tip, thus making this one of the least expensive breakfasts I’ve had in a long time.
You know the saying, “You get what you pay for,” definitely applied to this particular breakfast.
Where oh where should I go to breakfast? Anyone out there reading this article, I need suggestions for my next breakfast. Can you help me out? Name a few places for me to try in the comments below. I would happy to have a new breakfast adventure.
Odyssey Eastchester Diner
465 White Plains Rd.
Mariann Raftery, creator of Somebody's Mom blog, cooks up comfort food recipes for families here at home, as well as sending homemade cookie care packages to our American soldiers overseas. Somebody's Mom Cooking videos at http://www.youtube.com, search "Thesomebodysmom".