Sunday, January 22, 2012

Restaurant Review - Broadway Diner

We pass this diner all the time (I mean, it's on the way to Target and Home Depot!) and this morning I finally suggested we go there for breakfast.

I am so glad I did! It was deee-licious!

Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (again) because when Wes' breakfast came out I wish I had a picture. I'm not sure why, but he always orders the largest thing on the menu. I guess when you're planning on running 20 miles that afternoon you can eat whatever you want. When we were in Boston he ordered The Emergency Room for breakfast. Today he had French Toast Deluxe which was 3 huge pieces of French toast, bacon, ham, sausage, and two eggs. I tend to not order French toast at restaurants, but after a taste of his I will definitely get it there. It was cooked perfectly and they even put some cinnamon on it. It was divine. I ordered the Western Omelette which came with fried potatoes (not hash browns) and toast. It was so much I couldn't finish it, but it was delicious. Honestly though, the biggest surprise was that the coffee was excellent. Most of the time when you go to a diner the food is great, but the coffee is disgusting. This was definitely not the case here. It was a little pricey for breakfast ($34 with tip), but they had other less expensive options than the French Toast Deluxe.

If you're in the Baltimore area or travelling through on I-95, it's conveniently located just off the Eastern Ave exit. And if you're into the show Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives it was featured on there in 2009! We look forward to going back for lunch or dinner.

Check it out!
Broadway Diner - 6501 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21224

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Website Recommendation

My friend, Laura, has just launched a new site where she sells cards, painted furniture, and commissioned projects. She's located in Bristol, England, but she will ship the cards internationally. I think my favorites are the camping scenes and the bowl of Brussels sprouts! 

Check it out!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Book Roundup

Okay, so this year wasn't so much quantity as it was quality. Moving countries and starting a full-time job really puts a damper on reading time. The good news is I did get a Kindle for Christmas, so I'll be downloading books to read on my commute. I think first up is going to be Room by Emma Donoghue. I've also joined a book club and hopefully we'll read some interesting books this year!

Last year I did a best and worst list of the year, but it's difficult this year. I truly enjoyed all of the books I read this year. I was probably most pleasantly surprised by The Remains of the Day. I guess I had preconceived notions that it might be boring and it really wasn't. The one book I probably wouldn't recommend is Dublin Noir. I couldn't get past the story where the girl says she's sitting in a coffee shop trying to read a Dublin city map, but finding it impossible because the street names are all in Irish. Clearly the author had never been to Dublin and walked down O'Connell Street to Westmoreland Street to College Green and on to Nassau Street. Annoying.

What was  your surprise read for 2011? What would you recommend?

Happy reading in 2012!

2011 Reading List