Take it for what its worth, but Playboy Magazine has Blue’s Egg as one of its 101 best breakfasts in America (don't worry, the link is reasonably safe for work). The restaurant at 317 N. 76th St. came in 21st place out of 23 Midwest selections, just behind Mickie’s Dairy Bar in Madison.
"While Blue’s does everything well, clearly justifying its long wait on the weekends, its signature dish, Hoppel Poppel, is a must try," writes David Lassen.
"Tell me you’re not hungry after reading that they combine scrambled eggs, cream, zesty sausage, cherry-wood bacon, caramelized onions, shredded potatoes, spinach, then top the thing with a ladle of hollandaise. It’s a mess and it’s fantastic."
Of its list, Playboy says:
"From addictive cinnamon rolls at a Swedish restaurant in Chicago, to comfort food in Cleveland, Playboy editors and contributors have scoured the Midwest to find the region’s best breakfasts. It didn’t matter if the places were high-end or hole in the wall, all they had to be was good. Oh, and we did the same for the Northeast, South, and West. Did your favorite restaurant make the cut as one of America’s 101 Breakfast spots?"
I don’t disagree with Playboy on picking this great place, and it’s really one of the best in Milwaukee. But I wonder how much of this list is just "click bait." They made sure to pick places all across America, so almost every town can claim a winner. After all, I clicked on the list and so did you.
And have you seen any Playboy bunnies brunching at Blue’s?
Andy is the founder and co-owner of OnMilwaukee.com. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
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