The first time I ever tried eggs Benedict I was having brunch on the roof of 230 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York. I fell in love! I had never had eggs Benedict before and it was so good! I started ordering it everywhere that had it on their menu and have since tried to make it a few times (let’s just say I need some practice). Needless to say I’ve become somewhat of a connoisseur of the brunch time specialty.
I was so excited when my mom wanted to bring me to this cafe in Cypress, TX (they have locations all over Houston), because they had 6 variations of eggs Benedict. Yeah, you heard me, SIX! I know, you’re like “how is that even possible?”. Check ’em all out here. I had the Benedict Oscar with flat iron steak and crab meat and my mom had the Crabcakes Cavallo. She vouched for the bloody Mary’s (can’t stand those things) and I can personally say the mimosas are just strong enough to be delicious and worth the calories. Seriously though, how good does this food look!?
Enough about food now, *gasp* how dare I, but I want to talk about something that’s even more important to me. Breaking bread with the people who mean the world to me. Okay that’s still kind of about food but there’s more to it than that! There’s nothing that I enjoy more than going to eat or even eating at home with my people and then stay, seated around the table and… talking. No phones, no TV, just talking. Full bellies stir up conversations that may never occur otherwise. Tables are made with chairs all facing one another for a reason. My mom and I sat at our booth in Another Broken Egg talking about such great things that we may have never have talked about had we not just licked our plates clean of eggs Benedict. The bloody Mary and mimosa may have helped too but not my point. My day ended around the table as well, with both of my parents after too much pizza. Although I’ve known them my whole life, I just felt a little closer. I always do after a filling meal and table chatter like that.
I encourage y’all to go eat all your meals with people who mean something to you. Never break bread alone and just see how much more you get out of your life.