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GoodEats: Breakfast bonazana

3 September 2014 By Taylor Seidel, Columnist No Comments

COURTESYGoodEats002Welcome back everyone to GoodEats! I hope your first week of classes weren’t too bad. This week I am going to try something a little different. Breakfast is huge here at Towson. We are lucky enough to have Towson Hot Bagels just a short five-minute drive from campus. Nothing against THB — I love it — but this week I want to introduce you all to a couple of other less mainstream breakfast places in the area.

First, I have to highlight Miss Shirley’s Cafe, located just 10 minutes away off of Cold Spring Lane. Now, many of you know about Shirley’s, but for some reason so many of you choose to not take advantage of this breakfast haven. The wait time on weekends can run you up the wall, but it’s worth every minute. Shirley’s takes a spin on classics by giving them a gourmet twist. The chicken and waffles served with jalapeño butter is outstanding, or try one of the fresh French toast, Belgian waffle, or pancake specials all smothered with fresh and exciting toppings (like berry sauce, chocolate chips, etc.). Miss Shirley’s is a little bit on the expensive side with entrees, but definitely worth the price.

It’s only necessary that I also talk about another bagel restaurant. Bagel Works has two locations, both off of York Road (1701 York Rd. & 11209 York Road). Fresh bagels, huge omelets and plump tuna salad highlight the menu. The bacon, egg and cheese is my go-to and does not disappoint one. The wait time is usually minimal, if any, and the prices are extremely reasonable.

The third and last breakfast place I want to introduce you all to is Greg’s Bagels, located in the hip and trendy Belvedere Square Market, a short distance off York Road. If you are going to Greg’s you have to get either lox (smoked salmon) or the tuna/chicken salad served on a bagel. The smoked salmon is what I consider Greg’s highlight, featuring about a dozen different varieties. The bagels are huge and made daily. Not only are you paying for a great bagel, but also the experience. Greg is quite the character. Please remember to bring cash, as he doesn’t accept anything but cold hard cash and Rolex watches (store policy).

I hope you all enjoy these other breakfast restaurants. As I said before, by no means am I dissing THB. I just want you all to enjoy something a little different for breakfast.

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—Edited by Jared Kurlander.

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