18: Morning Glory Benedict at Morning Glory Cafe

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Number 18: Morning Glory Benedict at Morning Glory Cafe

Going out for breakfast on the weekend is one of life's little treats, and it's bonus to do it at Morning Glory Cafe. When the weather's just right and I need a bit of an escape, all it takes is a trip to the Farm at South Mountain to revive my spirits with good food, strong coffee, and a surprisingly bucolic atmosphere for a restaurant within the city limits.

As much as I like the omelets here, it's hard to resist the Morning Glory Benedict, which puts pretty much everyone else's eggs benedict dishes to shame.

It's nothing fancy, really -- good ingredients and the right preparation are what set it apart. Perky, velvety Hollendaise sauce is spooned over oozy poached eggs from Hickman's Family Farms, ham, braised farm greens.and an English muffin, amounting to a sublimely comforting start to the day.

We're on the verge of about eight solid months of decent al fresco dining weather, so I expect to be eating this pretty often.

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23: Hot Pressed Tuna at La Grande Orange

24: Chilaquiles at La Tolteca
25: Pho Tai Nam at Da Vang
26: Olive-Oil Poached Arctic Char at Kai
27: Pulled Pork at Joe's Real BBQ

28: Falafel Sandwich at Haji-Baba

29: Payt-N-Bake Chicken at Caffe Boa

30: Thai BBQ Chicken at Thai E-San

31: Sweet and Spicy Burger at The Grind
32: Kimchi Chigae at Ewha Korean Restaurant
33: Red Chile Beef at Verde

34: Garlic Shrimp at Hope Kee

35: Antipasto Platter at Pizzeria Bianco

36: Beef Fried Noodles at China Magic Noodle House
37: Grilled Calamari at Andreoli Italian Grocer
38: Spicy Miso Ramen at Sushi Ken

39: Fish 'n Chips at Rula Bula

40: Corn Pancakes with Crab at The Mission

41: Santa Lucia Pasta at Marcellino Ristorante

42: Smoked Truffle-Infused Filet Mignon at Christopher's
43: Pollo Colonial at Iruna

44: Mozzarella Carozza at Aiello's Fine Italian Dining

45: Mofongo at El Coquito
46: Sticky Toffee Pudding at St. Francis

47: Steak Frites at Metro Brasserie
48: Black Cod with Acini de Pepe at Cafe Bink

49: Steak & Egg Sliders at Lon's
50: Taco Monterrey at Pepe's Taco Villa
51: Toro Tartare at Sushi Roku
52: Fish Tacos at Barrio Cafe

53: Reuben at Matt's Big Breakfast

54: Short Ribs at J&G Steakhouse
55: Mole Poblano at Los Sombreros

56: Chicken Fried Steak at Texaz Grill

57: Carne Asada on a Potato Pancake at The Vig
58: White Flannel Hash at Orange Table

59: Butterfish Tataki at Roka Akor

60: Eggs Maximilian at Harlow's Cafe

61: Chickpea Ceviche at Bombay Spice

62: Spiced Skirt Steak at Tuck Shop
63: Rib Eye Philly at SanTan Brewing Company

64: Albacore With Black Truffle at Crudo
65: Slice at Jimmy & Joe's Pizzeria

66: Lee's Combination at Lee's Sandwiches

67: Duck Curry at Sala Thai

68: Chicken Kabab at Med Fresh Grill
69: Cheese Course at Sweet Republic

70: La Potence at Le Chalet

71: Brisket at Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

72: Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup at The Roosevelt
73: Coq Au Vin at Vincent's Market Bistro

74: Cochinita Pibil Tacos at La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop
75: Char Siu Bao at Phoenix Palace
76: Huevos Rancheros at Gallo Blanco Cafe

77: Italian Stallion at La Piazza Al Forno

78: Bourekas at Spices Mediterranean Kitchen

79: Warm Maine Lobster Salad at Modern Steak

80: Escargots En Croute at Petite Maison
81: Salumi at Quiessence

82: Okonomiyaki at Hana Japanese Eatery

83: Croissants at Essence Bakery Cafe

84: Coronado Coney at The Main Ingredient

85: Green Chili at Rito's Mexican Takeout

86: Soup Gyoza at Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar

87: Pop Cho and Sweet Ginger at The Breadfruit

88: La Jawab Kadahi Gosht at The Dhaba

89: Chicken & Waffles from Lo-Lo's
90: Burrata at Humble Pie
91: Bruleed Foie Gras Torchon at Posh

92: Moroccan Nomad Stew at Chakra 4
93: Peking Duck at Gourmet House of Hong Kong

94: Mozzarella Sandwich at Pane Bianco

95: Egg White Omelette at Fez

96: Machaca From Los Dos Molinos

97: Shish Taook from Baiz Market
98: Pasties From Cornish Pasty Co.

99: Clams in Black Bean Sauce From Asian Cafe Express

100: Bruschetta From Postino

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