Esquire Names Silver Grill Cafe A Restaurant America Can’t Afford to Lose

I have been around the world, people, and I am here to tell you that I firmly believe that the Silver Grill, founded in 1933, cooks up the best breakfast in America.

And it’s a big breakfast. Steel yourself. Maybe skip dinner the night before. It’s the kind of breakfast you start to see as you amble through the Southwest—a breakfast in which Southern ideas merge with Mexican ideas in a style that makes it utterly natural for chicken fried steak to share menu space (plus space on a plate) with hominy, chorizo, and tamales.

Everyone talks about the cinnamon rolls but I would board a plane right now for the potatoes, which are crisp and fluffy at the same time, as if hash browns and home fries had finally gotten over their bickering and made a baby.

Jeff  Gordinier, Esquire Food & Drink Editor

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