Travel + Leisure: The Very Best Breakfast Spots in the US

By: Amy Shulman, Travel + Leisure

….After all, there’s nothing quite like breakfast: people around the world echo the sentiment that it’s the most important meal of the day. But there’s more to breakfast than just its eminence. It’s reminiscent of the good ole days, ones replete with leisurely mornings and those spent dashing off to school, of skinned knees and mini marshmallows floating in hot chocolate. And, of course, it’s worth mentioning that breakfast simply tastes good.

At Willa Jean, you’re here for the biscuits. Chef Kelly Fields expertly laminates the dough with thick sheets of butter, crafting flaky biscuits often likened to croissants. These tremendous square biscuits might be flecked with pimento cheese and crackly boudin (this is Louisiana after all), or showered with sausage gravy. Order at least one for the table (although you’ll undoubtedly ask for seconds), then dive into a bowl of shrimp and grits or braised short rib flush with caramelized pearl onions and crispy garlic. On your way out, stop at the counter to load up on squat banana bread loaves, sticky buns and chocolate chip cookies. Read More….