This weekend I went back to a breakfast spot that I've mentioned before: the Colossal Cafe on 42nd Street and Cedar Ave South. Thought I'd mention it because it's just the sort of place that deserves a little word of mouth publicity.
Sunday's special was salmon "hash." Here's how the Colossal folks do that dish: a layer of garlicky greens (chard?) sliced thin like a persillade and sauteed, then cubed potatoes that were roasted & fried crisp, a cornmeal-crusted green veg like a tomatillo or a steamed broccoli stem, eggs anyway you like them, generous chunks of salmon, a light drape of sauce that spoke of cream & white wine.
My eggs were ethereally scrambled and served with slices of freshly toasted homemade bread. No grease, nothing heavy-handed.
Dark fresh coffee was refilled with perfect timing, though folks who want to read the whole paper can order a french-press potful. I had a bit of raspberry scone, which offered just the right crumb -- my only sadness was that I ordered too much food.
This breakfast and lunch place is a tiny little spot next to the historic-fire-station-converted-to-architect-offices.
For those who like breakfast, this is worth stopping by.