What is it about breakfast foods?
In an earlier post I wrote about the new Granny's, an all-day breakfast place in Owings Mills. (It does other food as well, mostly American comfort dishes with a southern accent.) When I heard about it, I was struck with the similarities to Miss Shirley's in Roland Park.
Both seem to be hugely successful. And I think the same is true of that breakfast chain that moved into the area, First Watch.
And yet I'm one of the few people I know that likes -- no, needs -- to eat breakfast every day at breakfast time. Even my daughter says she isn't hungry when she wakes up. ...
I'm not that interested in breakfast foods the rest of the day, but everyone else in the universe seems to be. The three restaurants I've mentioned are smart because they offer what diners do but in a nicer atmosphere.
Why is breakfast food so appealing the rest of the day? is it just because it's all the bad-but-oh-so-good foods like animal fats, high cholesterol proteins, carbs and sweets?
I don't get it. I don't even really get the appeal of brunch.
(Photo of Granny's chicken and waffles by Gene Sweeney Jr./Sun photographer)