Sunday, August 12, 2012



We went to Saturday breakfast, also on the recommendation of someone from eG, and were most happy with the choice--- a wonderful place called Eggs ‘n’‘At.  

I’d expected it to be one of those Kountry Kitchen types that you see advertised---those which deliver KILLER breakfasts or Meat ‘n’ Threes and the best biscuits in five states, or are famous for their pie or chicken.

The menu offered neither AIGS nor BISKITS, but was nicely varied, with especially delicious food, in WAY generous portions.
   A good Country breakfast of eggs and bacon and grits for Kim, (and she just today---Tuesday---reminded me that I forgot about the skillet-crisped biscuit halves and the only less-than-stellar dish of our whole trip:  a bowl of soup-thin Sawmill Gravy).

A colorful veggie wrap with salsa for me:

Eggs Benedict, Chris’ favorite, silky with yolk and Hollandaise:

And a gorgeous omelet with Spinach, Olives and Feta for Mike:

The porch was railed around, and with a breeze barely stirring, it was rather warm, with tea-sweat ringing the wooden table, and I kept surreptitiously dunking my straw in my water to dampen a paper napkin for dabbing my face.

Though the food was a little bit fancier than we had anticipated from the name, we were all super-pleased with our selections, and the service and atmosphere were just what you’d expect in a good ole Southern caffay---our cheerful jeans-and-T waitress practically called us “Hon,” as she bustled around with refills.   

Extra points for a neat circle of black eyeliner all the way around at nine a.m., and a big grin around her Doublemint---just perfect.

Then straight back to the hotel for a whole day of TALK.

I DO plead SORRY, for somehow in the interim between posting and now, the pictures are all sideways.  


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Rachel:
The fun, obviously, continues!!

steelersandstartrek said...

You write so marvelously I feel almost like I was there....... :-)

Beverly said...

Each choice looks delicious. I may have splurged and gone with the choice of Chris.

I'm glad you all had a wonderful time.

Kim Shook said...

You neglected to mention only one thing on the table, my dear. The unexpectedly great biscuits and the sausage ‘gravy’. That gravy tasted GOOD – but was thinner than cream soup. We should have stormed the kitchen and shown those Yankees how to make rich, thick sawmill gravy!

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Rachel ... I loved "catching up" with you and your "adventures." All that scrumptious-looking food has my mouth watering and it's 4:30 in the morning!

So glad you had such a wonderful time with your friends ... what fun memories for all of you to cherish.

mississippi artist said...

y word they certainly give generous servings! I would only need one meal a day if I ate here!.