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Differences Between American and Canadian Bacon

It’s common to see bacon on the typical diner menu, from a favorite breakfast side to the classic BLT sandwich. Specifically in American cuisine, bacon has also taken several unpredictable paths, from bacon salad dressing to doughnuts and desserts. Occasionally, American diners also come across Canadian bacon, which is similar to ham and often served…

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Where Does Eggs Benedict Come From?

When you sit down for breakfast at any diner across the country, you will likely find eggs benedict on the menu – Colony Diner included! Due to the popularity of its original recipe, variations of the classic runny egg with creamy hollandaise sauce have emerged over the years, from Florentine benedicts with spinach to California-inspired…

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Why Potatoes Remain a Popular Breakfast Side

Today, the potato is the most-consumed vegetable in the United States! Potatoes have stuck around for centuries for their versatility, affordability and ability to keep you full. Whether prepared crispy, crunchy or creamy, learn why potatoes remain a popular breakfast side. Nutritional Benefits Potatoes are vegetables and carbohydrates that can keep you satiated. In general,…

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How Eggs & Bacon Became a Breakfast Classic

Eggs and bacon have been a classic American breakfast pairing for decades! This meal gets the day started through a major dose of protein and can be paired with many other breakfast foods like toast, home fries or pancakes. Why has this combination stood the test of time? Understanding the Role of Breakfast Starting in…

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Tips for Making Breakfast Healthier

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day. While this belief may stem from marketing, what you consume in the morning does get your metabolism going, helps you start burning calories and energizes your body. Eating breakfast also helps reduce weight gain and lowers the risk for type 2 diabetes, stroke and…

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What’s the Story Behind Texas Toast?

You’ll see Texas toast on breakfast and lunch menus around the country – including at Colony Diner! The thicker shape is perfect for French toast, to build sandwiches or grilled with butter on the side of soup. Learn what makes Texas toast different from ordinary sliced bread. What Is Texas Toast? The distinctive characteristics of…

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Using Tofu as an Egg Substitute

“How do you like your eggs?” Your answer to this question defines much of what you eat beyond breakfast, from salads to snacks and baked goods. Perhaps you enjoy egg salad on toast or a vegetable omelet with a side of home fries. Many vegan options serve as meat substitutes but eggs have also entered…

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Best Types of Bread for Making French Toast

French toast is an easy recipe to try at home but the small touches can make all the difference. You want the bread to taste slightly eggy yet sweet from the vanilla and cinnamon. It should be also soft but still have some structure when your fork sinks in. Understand the different types of bread…

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Differences Between an Omelette and a Scrambler

When you’re deciding on breakfast at Colony Diner, the first food that comes to mind is likely eggs. We have many dishes centered around eggs, including omelettes and scramblers, which we call “scramelts”. Both include eggs whisked with other ingredients like cheese, meat and vegetables, served with toast and home fries. Yet beyond these similarities,…

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How to Build the Perfect Breakfast

What’s the most important meal of the day? That’s right – breakfast! A nutritious, fulfilling meal in the morning can help replenish the glucose your body lost during sleep, while also giving you energy for the day. However, not every breakfast staple is the best choice for your morning meal. Here’s how to build the…

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