Saturday, May 15, 2010

Breakfast at Pete's

On this lovely Saturday, I'd like to bring you what I wish I was doing... or should we say, eating.  I know that most Fordham students have frequented Pete's Cafe at one point or another during their time here, but I actually never went until this semester (and I'm a junior!).  I was totally missing out.  Pete's brings you delicious, delicious diner fare, and in my opinion, their breakfast is the star of the menu.

Pete's Cafe opened in 1984, and it is beloved to the Belmont and Fordham community.  Its owner, Pete Nikolopoulos, passed away in February, and the whole community remembers him for his contributions to the vitality of the area life... and his wonderful food!  You'll find a Greek-American spin on many of the items on Pete's Cafe's menu, and apparently students get a 10% discount!

I should also mention here that I never used to like breakfast food until I ate breakfast at Pete's.  I HATE eggs (still do) but for some reason, the omelettes are just so good that you have to love them!  I dream about Pete's sometimes... and no, I'm not exaggerating.

So, you want to see what our breakfast was like?  Come along on a photo journey!


Andrea got some yummy eggs, bacon, and home-fries, along with toast on the side.  She wanted her eggs just like she makes them at home - runny on the inside, fried on the outside.  According to her, they were exactly to her specifications!

Because Heather is silly and doesn't like breakfast, she got lunch food - a Bacon Cheeseburger.  It was a humongo plate, and she took a lot home.  Her report?  Yum yum yum!

And I got what I had been dreaming about for days: a broccoli and cheese omelette with home-fries and toast.  I can't even tell you how good (and filling!) it was.

Look at that bite of omelette there!  It has a ton of broccoli in it (sometimes I get mushroom, instead!) and a full layer of cheddar cheese in the middle.  Needless to say by the picture, I love ketchup on my omelette too.  It goes way beyond your average omelette, and I need to learn how to make them for myself because I can't wait all summer to have one!

I know I don't have to tell most of you twice (or even once!) but grab a bite at Pete's sometime soon.  It's located at 570 E. Fordham Road in the Bronx, and it's majorly worth it!

While I was on a sandwich kick with my Arthur Ave Grilled Cheese, I made up another one, too... tune in for part one tomorrow!

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