I'd never realized how difficult it can be to dislodge oneself from a rut: that particular variety of rut you wear in your daily ritual of rising, resting, shopping, eating, etc. Case in point - my friend and I, have a deep and long standing tradition of meeting for breakfast in one location.
Wednesday morning I had an urge to remove myself from that rut . . . now where to find the 2x4 to heft ourselves out. I waited until the last minute to holler at my friend online, to see if she'd be open to trying out Josey's Family Restaurant for breakfast. She responded and we made plans to meet on the edge of town. It takes two navigators when heading to new territory, after all. Several months ago, N and I, not knowing Josey's schedule, had tried to dine there for a blood date. That's when I discovered (from comments made on this blog) they serve breakfast 7 days a week.
In the booth my friend and I shared, under the glass table cover, a collection of old 50s & 60s magazine ads and articles were on display. I ordered #11 - "Colorado Cooler", scrambled eggs with chopped ham and cream cheese, hash browns and toast. My friend ordered #3 - "Two Pancakes", 2 eggs, ham and two pancakes. My scrambled eggs were oh so tender (!) and slightly creamy from the cream cheese. And of course, the carnivore in me loves the addition of sweet, chopped ham. The hash browns passed my test of being golden and crunchy on the outside, and tender and moist on the inside. Our coffee cups were kept full by our sweet waitress with the sweet disposition and the coffee wasn't too weak. Although, it's tough to get it too strong for my taste.
My friend said, "The pancakes were light, fluffy and huge! (More than I could eat.) The ham was delicious but my eggs, though ordered medium, were less done than I like." Can I just say, this was a good "out of the rut" experience and yes, I'd do it again. :>)
Josey's Restaurant 2280 Broadway Street NE
503 399-0046 At the intersection of Pine and Broadway
Hours: Monday - Saturday 7AM-2PM, Sunday 8AM-1PM