Eat: The Breakfast and Lunch Joint in downtown Las Vegas

Huevos Motulenos

In Las Vegas, and especially on the Las Vegas Strip, there are an endless amount of high-end breakfast and brunch options such as Mon Ami Gabi at Paris and Bouchon at The Venetian. When I did a search for the best breakfast in Las Vegas, one spot kept appearing. And, it wasn’t located anywhere near the mega resorts found on The Strip. It was Eat: The Breakfast and Lunch Joint located in downtown Las Vegas. I was intrigued, so I …

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The Egg & I: Las Vegas Breakfast Restaurant with Extensive Menu

The Green Chili Hash with a side of potatoes and sourdough bread

The Egg & I, and their sister restaurant Egg Works, is a local chain of breakfast restaurants located across the Las Vegas Valley. This isn’t your typical high-end brunch spot you might find along the Las Vegas Strip such as Mon Ami Gabi at Paris or Bouchon at The Venetian. You won’t find champagne or foie gras here. While you are sure to find tourists eating here, you are more likely to encounter locals and in-the-know foodies looking for a …

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Sam’s No. 3: Iconic downtown Denver diner dating back to 1927

The iconic Sam's No. 3 located on 15th and Curtis in downtown Denver

In 1927, Greek immigrant Sam Armatas opened the first Sam’s No. 3 diner in downtown Denver on 15th and Curtis. While this location closed many years ago, Sam’s legacy lives on. In 1998, Sam’s son and grandson reopened Sam’s No. 3 just to the east of downtown in Aurora. In 2003, the downtown location was opened just across the street from the original which opened nearly 100 years ago. In 2013, a third location was opened in Glendale. Today, Sam’s …

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Steuben’s Uptown: Brunch in Denver, Colorado

The colorful Monte Cristo

Steuben’s Uptown has long been at the top of my must eat restaurants in Denver for quite a while now. This retro American diner is well known for their regional American classics ranging from Maine lobster rolls to chicken & waffles. Established in 2006, Steuben’s now has two locations in Denver with one location in Uptown and another location to the northwest in Arvada. On this trip, I visited the Steuben’s Uptown location. Because of my failure to plan ahead, …

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Creekside American Bistro: Breakfast with views in Sedona, Arizona

Shrimp & Grits

Creekside American Bistro located in Sedona, Arizona is a popular restaurant overlooking Sedona’s Oak Creek and famous red rocks. The restaurant is well known with both locals and tourists for its unique and seasonally changing menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Weather you visit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will find a unique and delicious dish on the menu. What I enjoy about my visits to Creekside American Bistro is that it feels trendy and upscale without being pretentious. It’s …

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Coffee Pot Restaurant in Sedona: Serving breakfast for over 30 years

The Coffee Pot Restaurant, located in Sedona, Arizona, is a family-owned restaurant with a 30 year history of serving its community. This institution of Sedona, and local favorite, is today not only popular with locals but with tourists looking for a delicious yet inexpensive breakfast or lunch option. This is especially true in a city as expensive as Sedona. Thanks to its extensive menu, including its absurd selection of 101 different omelettes, the Coffee Pot Restaurant has been written about …

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Milkbar Tomasza: Modern Polish Milk Bar in Kraków, Poland

If you are hungry, go for the Irish Breakfast

Located in the heart of Kraków’s Old Town is Milkbar Tomasza, a modern interpretation of a Soviet-style milk bar or self-serve cafeteria serving traditional Polish dishes at affordable prices. A milk bar or bar mleczny is a Polish form of a cafeteria ubiquitous across all of Poland. After World War I, these self-service milk bars started to pop up all across the country. The main purpose of these milk bars was to serve cheap meals to poor citizens, especially after …

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Australia Dairy Company: Best scrambled eggs in Hong Kong

Breakfast Set, Australia Dairy Company, Hong Kong

Ask any local for their favorite Hong Kong-style breakfast (cha chaan teng) and odds are their answer will be Australia Dairy Company. Since opening in 1970, this iconic Hong Kong institution has gained a reputation for its steamed pudding, scrambled eggs, and chicken soup. Dim sum, roast goose, and wonton noodles might be the kings of Hong Kong cuisine, but at any hour of the day, you’ll find a line of hungry people outside Australia Dairy Company, patiently waiting to …

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Den Noc in Prague, Czech Republic: Savory Salmon Pancakes

Savory Pancakes with Salmon, Sour Cream, and Dill, Den Noc, Prague, Czech Republic

Den Noc, meaning day and night, is a small and cozy bistro and wine bar located not far from the crowds of the Old Town in Prague, Czech Republic. After eating my fair share of potato dumplings and pork knuckles, I was ready for a change. Den Noc was started by a newly married couple with a dream to open their own business. That dream came true. Today, one handles the cooking and baking while the other focuses on wine. …

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Blue’s Egg in Milwaukee: Brunch and Eggs Benedict

House made English muffins along with house cured pulled ham

Everyone that lives in Milwaukee seems to know that Blue’s Egg is one of the best spots in the city for breakfast and brunch. Even though the restaurant is hidden in a small strip mall off Interstate 94 near Wauwatosa, you can always expect there to be a wait for a table. Not surprisingly, when I arrived at Blue’s Egg, the place was packed. Did I mention it was a late Monday morning? Since I was dining alone, I was …

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