Best Of Food: Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Yum

Best of Food 2013April is the polling month for Prairie Dog’s (amazing, awesome, annual) Best Of Food reader’s poll! I’m so excited that I’m showcasing one category every day until voting ends! Today the spotlight is on one of my favourite categories: Best Basic Breakfast!

Everyone loves a good, basic breakfast! You know who doesn’t? Me neither! People who hate puppies maybe? Screw them! Puppies rock! And so does breakfast!* Eggs, toast, bacon,** hash browns, pancakes, waffles, juice, maybe a fruit cup on the side and stuff like that!

But what place served Regina’s Best Basic Breakfast over the last year? Was it a restaurant? A hotel? A pub? A diner? Whaaaaat? Everyone needs to know! So vote here! The polls close Tuesday!


*IMPORTANT: Puppies = Rock,  Breakfast = Rock,  but Breakfast ≠ Puppies

**Tomatoes can often be substituted!

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

6 thoughts on “Best Of Food: Eggs, Bacon, Toast, Yum”

  1. Economics should be studied, economics of basic bacon and eggs, because there’s really nowhere anymore that revolves around bacon and eggs – you can get it, but it’s substrata on the menu behind pickled apricot maple waffles, and benjamin franklin eggs benedict, etc. Liek I said earlier, Henry’s makes their brief morning breakfast all about the eggs, but nowhere else does anymore.

  2. This category deserves its own award: “Most Consistently Disappointing Result”. There are some seriously good basic breakfasts in this town (the best I had all year was at the Artful Dodger) that are hidden behind sexier marquee breakfast items. Unfortunately, mediocre basic breakfasts are so widely available – especially in restaurants without the culinary talent to offer sexy alternatives – that most consumers consider a basic breakfast to be essentially fungible. When that is the case, the primary factor in consumers’ basic-breakfast decisions becomes convenience; So, “Best Basic Breakfast” becomes “Closest Basic Breakfast to my House” which essentially asks, “What basic-breakfast restaurant has the most locations?”

    At least, that’s the only explanation I can find for why Shitty’s keeps winning. Their hashbrowns are hard (not crunchy, fucking hard!), bland, frequently cold, and clearly made from frozen. Their bacon is floppy with stringy unrendered fat. Their toast selection is boring. And their eggs… well, actually, their eggs are mostly fine.

    Until one of the great restaurants in town gives the basic breakfast a position of pride on their menu, it seems good basic breakfasts in Regina will forever be secret gems, while mediocre basic breakfasts continue to rack up the wins in this category.

    That said, if you are going to vote for a mediocre basic breakfast, please vote for Mr. Breakfast! Hey, at least it ain’t Smitty’s!

  3. Oh, and Steve, if you are thinking of using the equality sign to represent a relation without transitivity: don’t! That’s just math abuse.

  4. P.S. If you like abusing mathematical notation, might one say you’re a sadomathochist?

    …I’m sorry, I’ll just show myself out.

  5. I agree with Brad, Regina has no good breakfast place. The only place I have eaten a great breakfast was Poached in Saskatoon. MMMM now that was a great breakfast!

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