This morning, breakfast at the Pok-A-Dot.
True greasy spoons are treasured finds these days. The Pok-A-Dot is a classic.
From the moment I walked in, I could see the crowded counter was full of local residents who probably had been coming there for years.
As I saddled up on an empty stool, I quickly observed -- no printed menus. Speedy decision, go for the safe, sure-to-serve choice to save fumbling over options and giving myself away as a first-timer (as if that wasn't obvious from the get-go), so I went for coffee, eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast.
A word about the coffee: It will wake you up in the early morning.
The young ladies cooking and serving the food were friendly and knew everybody in the joint but me. The conversation was personal and never touched on anything more weighty than whether to pick the chocolate or glazed donut. It made for a relaxing meal.
As I've written before, Batavia benefits from an abundance of dining establishments. My goal: To try them all. Any suggestions for lunch today?
Meanwhile, Philip and I will be spending the better part of today hanging out at Main Street Coffee (our permanent office is near ready). If you stop by, please be sure to say hello, and the coffee will be on us.
UPDATE: Using Google Image search to see if there were any pictures of the Pok-A-Dot floating around on the Web, I found "The Cyber Pok-A-Dot," a large collection of photos of Pok-A-Dot customers. Very cool.