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Epicurean Kentuckian: Accommodating breakfast makers

2013-01-13 - 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. This breakfast was to me liking, may not be to anyone else's But that's not the point. The point is how accommodating sincere local restaurants are. Not so many rules around here about when you can get the food, or how, so custom is customary, whether at Betty's OKCC, Circle R, almost any country deli in the 7-county area, or here, at Tap's Diner. This one probably may never be repeated by anyone else, but I was glad to get a dreary January morning off to a promising start. After seeing Pen's avocado and scrambled eggs with sesame seeds meal, I asked for the same in a downtown Columbia restaurant - almost in jest. They had avocados in stock, not because of an attempt to satisfy every errant whim of a customer, but because TaP's Gary Paris is partial to them. It was written down with the apology that there wasn't any sesame seed in the house. Much of the rest. Much of the rest I expected to get - the creamy white gravy, the breaded okra, and the canned diced tomatoes (prefer them to all but the peak fresh ones), but was surprised to get those little sandwich sized pancakes they fry. Pam Miller cooked it just right, to specs, down to the melted butter on the soft scrambled eggs. Of course there was fresh hot coffee, too. It was a feast. Didn't eat it all, all, now that I've found out, late in life, that the human race won't improve by my obesity, and that cleaning my plate does alleviate starvation in the world. This surprise was at TaP's Diner, 104 Public Square, Columbia, KY, and similar delightful surprises are available in the regions plethora of one-of-a-kind restaurants. - EW. Paired photo See also Epicurean Kentuckian: Scrambled Eggs and Avocado
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