Ah breakfast—it’s just about everybody’s favorite meal no matter what time of day we eat it. Bacon and eggs will always be top contenders, sure, but this month we invite you to try Vietnamese meatballs (at Underbelly in Houston) and avocado toast (at Fig in Charleston) and pineapple upside-down pancakes (at Mercantile Dining & Provision in Denver), to name a few. All you need is an open mind and an appetite, which brings me to our decision to put a crab on the cover.
In “Crab Cakes with Kenny,” Michael Graff reminisces about “the most hopeful breakfast” he and his little brother shared. Kim Cross writes about bacon—because bacon. (Sadly, we couldn’t arrange for scratch and sniff paper.) And it wouldn’t be breakfast without coffee: Former staffer Mike Darling reveals the secrets to a perfect cup. Man, those beans are fussy. Ok that’s enough rambling, dig in!