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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another breakfast place...let's give it a whirl..whirl..whirl (that's an "echo" get it?)

I love breakfast food - it's one of my favorite meals of the day. I have my favorite breakfast place but I keep thinking - there could be something better...so I keep going new places. We tried Echo on Saturday but it was PACKED so we tried again on Sunday for the pre-church crowd and made it! (Still with time to get to Crossroads even for the 10am!)

I have this fondness for the Echo - it's an adorable diner with the original countertops and all that good stuff. It's just a fun place to go. When I lived in Mt. Lookout I went quite often but since moving up the hill - I just haven't made it. Well today was the day! Would it be as good as I remembered?
I got a Create-Your-Own omelete ($8.85) with a side of potato cakes and toast. I got sausage, mushroom and cheese. The toast was a little too done, the omelet was really dry and the cakes were fine. I just was underwhelmed. The omelet is partially my fault for doing CYO but the sausage was the culprit...it just was too dry. Overall - for spending $8.85 - I wasn't too happy.

Larry of course got the biscuits & gravy ($4.75) with sides of toast and sausage. The b&g was good - but not as good as the "favorite spot". The sausage - also - not as good (sausage is such a personal taste thing - it was fine).

All in all our bill was over $20 with milk & oj - seems expensive when we walked away not very excited. I think our days of trying new breakfast spots are over. We're sticking with Bluebird in Norwood.

Why Should You Go? It is a very adorable diner and it's always always always packed. I really like the fact that they have things your Mom would make like fried chicken & casseroles. If you go for breakfast - prepare for a wait.

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