A manicure at . (Not quite) A haircut at the Getty station. (Nope) Breakfast at The Pizzeria? Not as goofy as it sounds.
Breakfast. It's a reminder of another day, another chance, to get things right.
Among my satchel of my early memories was sneaking Oreos before my parents awoke. When I turned eight, it was Cub Scouts; I earned a breakfast merit badge: for scrambled eggs (lots of salt and pepper; it felt creative), burnt toast, percolated-, pre-Joe DiMaggio Mr. Coffee. In high school, I was a cook at Howard Johnson’s. It was easy to get a job in the 60’s.
McDonald’s has made a lot of people think twice about where to spend their money for the first meal of the day. Frankie Donato, Owner of Brick Oven Pizzeria, the redoubtable pizza place on Dobbs Ferry’s Main Street for nearly two decades, was listening.
This spring—in a whisper launch—Brick Oven begat weekend breakfasts from 7through 11am, though I suspect if you arrive either late or early, you won’t be disappointed. And when you get past the pre-conceived notion of pepperoni-this and garlic-that you’ll chomp, chomp appreciatively at the full breakfast menu: eggs, pancakes, waffles and home fries.
But, of course there’s more. The breakfast pizza (who would’ve predicted?) is brick-fired bacon and three eggs on a pizza crust. I almost ordered it until I saw the Italian omelet—it just sounded a tad lighter—with sausage, provolone, onion, tomato, and a kiss. O.K., I made up the kiss. But with home fries, toast, and fruit cup it’s a pretty good deal at $7.95.
And all this is served up by the lovely Michelle, who pops in to cook, serve, and clean up the weekend breakfast. She has another job during the week, but Frankie prevailed upon her...probably so he could sleep in.
Crowd: Not quite a crowd yet. But I can see the soccer kids on the way.
Think About: The breakfast pizza. I am.
Don’t Miss: Michelle’s dazzling smile as she offers that second cup of java
Bring: All your kith and kin.
Essentials: Brick Oven Pizza, 147 Main St, Dobbs Ferry 914.693.6259