People think the wake-up-word started with Apples Siri. You can ask Amazons Alexa, Microsofts Cortana or say, OK, Google and a virtual assistant is suddenly at the ready. But the technology was available long before the age of smartphones. In fact, its embedded within each of our brains. Test it out on a loved one. Say, Its time for work or Lets get up and exercise. Nothing? Hmm. Now say, Want to get some breakfast? Here are some places our intelligent brains suggested.
By Greg Elwell Photos Garett Fisbeck and Gazette file
- Jimmy's Egg at 16 & May Ave. mh
multiple metro locations
3741 NW 39th St.
Oklahoma Gazette Best of OKC voters know Jimmys Egg is the best breakfast in the metro, and with good reason. The Oklahoma City-based eatery has expanded into other states and is ubiquitous here at home. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable and the service blends affability and efficiency. Jimmys Egg serves coffee, omelets and pancakes fast enough that everybody has time for breakfast before work.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Meat lovers sandwich on everything bagel at Old School Bagel Cafe in Moore, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015.
Old School Bagel Cafe
multiple metro locations
6210 Northwest Expressway
The school might be old, but the bagels at Old School Bagel Cafe are baked fresh daily. Start the day with a sliced and toasted everything bagel smeared with cream cheese. Those hungry for something more substantial should order the Fire Cracker made with chorizo sausage, habanero jack cheese and egg or Meat Lovers Bagel loaded with the sausage, cheddar, egg and ham. If you miss breakfast, dont worry; the cafe makes great lunches, too.
- A crowd through the glass for Parker Cunningham, at District House in the Plaza District, where he performed songs while his mother author Sarah Cunningham did a reading and book signing event, 1-27-15. mh
1755 NW 16th St.
This coffee shop and art gallery stays open late, hosting live music shows and open mics. Early the next day, the doors are unlocked for Plaza District denizens and guests who need a strong shot of espresso and a slice of peanut butter, honey and banana toast. During the day, its also a quiet spot to get some work done or host impromptu business meetings.
- Chicken Fried Steak at Good Gravy Diner. sc
Good Gravy! Diner
3703 N. Western Ave.
Before you try to argue otherwise, yes there is such a thing as bad gravy just not at Good Gravy! Diner. It offers a menu with 40 varieties of gravy available daily (and another three made Saturdays and Sundays only), and theres not a bad one in the bunch. Cover a plate of biscuits with creamy sausage gravy; a jalapeño, onion and bacon gravy; or Italian sausage gravy.
1437 NE 23rd St.
Florence Jones grew up on a farm in Boley in Okfuskee County, just a little more than an hours drive east of her restaurant. Though she serves far more city slickers than farmers, her menu still proudly shows her roots with four massive Big Boley Breakfasts. Two eggs, rice, potatoes and a stack of three pancakes are served with your choice of pork, turkey or beef.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Sarah Lee shows a tray of donuts at Daylight Donuts, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.
Daylight Donuts on 10th
2816 NW 10th St.
Somebody is having a lot of fun in the kitchen at Daylight Donuts on 10th Street. The locally owned pastry shop built its reputation with friendly service and delicious doughnuts. It also stands apart from similar eateries with its selection of colorful and whimsical designs. Kids can nibble on their favorite cartoon mouse or animated fish while adults taste banana nut fritters, gorgeous sticky buns and savory breakfast sandwiches.
- A tradition breakfast of eggs, bacon, but with tomato slices, along with some biscuits and a blueberry muffin and coffee. mh
5116 N. Shartel Ave.
Caffeine cowboys should mount up and ride into Shartel Cafe. The friendly little neighborhood diner has a lot going for it, including quick access to nearby shops and Interstate 235. And for those who take their cup of wake-up juice by the liter, one of Shartel Cafes biggest draws is its self-serve coffee station featuring Java Daves coffee. Order at the counter and fill your cup as many times as necessary before you face the day.
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