"Epic" is the goal of my friend Duane, though perhaps that's just his round-number birthday talking. He's planning a breakfast for Thursday, July 5, for six people (or so), somewhere between Downtown Brooklyn, the North Slope, and Brooklyn Heights -- the kind of meal, he says, where afterward you lean back contentedly (though Duane leans back so gradually that that maneuver takes on a tai chi gracefulness) and say, "That was a great meal." [Close eyes, exhale.]
Duane, his wife, and I greatly enjoy breakfast at Amy Ruth's, but Junior's doesn't seem to be what he has in mind; the local diners and coffeeshops, however lovely, certainly won't fill the bill. I've noted a number of posts mentioning Archives, in the Marriott; can someone recommend a great place for a Brooklyn breakfast that's not a buffet, and not in a hotel?