bb's at the river

As I’ve written here many times before, breakfast is hands-down my favorite meal of the day. Whether I’m meeting clients, entertaining out-of-town friends or family, or simply enjoying daybreak as a happy solo diner, I’m a morning person who loves to rise and shine and start the day out right with a nutritious, delicious meal.

Which is why I was so excited to learn that restaurateur Jack Srebnik has decided to open the doors of his perennially packed bb’s at The River from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Monday through Friday—and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday—to feed the hungry masses of early birds.

On the menu are 16 different breakfast entrées, including such delights as an Italian Sausage Omelette (three eggs lightly folded with Italian sausage, roasted bell peppers, mushrooms, and white cheddar; $10), Waffle Benedict (bb’s spin on the classic with two poached eggs on crispy waffles with Canadian bacon and house-made Hollandaise sauce; $12), Guilty Pleasure (three buttermilk pancakes infused with chocolate chips and just enough whipped cream to feel guilty; $9), Breakfast Pasta (linguini with tomatoes, onions, chicken, spinach, mushrooms, garlic, basil, and scrambled eggs; $12), Slice of the Mornin’ to You (bb’s famous pizza with scrambled egg, light Alfredo sauce, Italian sausage, bacon, and mozzarella; $12), and the self-explanatory Cinnamon Vanilla Croissant French Toast à la Srebnik ($10).

Not only are all egg dishes served with house-made potatoes and fruit, but for only $8.95 extra on weekends, you get a bottomless glass of Mimosa.

As always, guests prone to the heat—yes, even in February—may dip inside while the sun-seekers bask in the warm rays al fresco on the gargantuan patio.

I also love to point out that at bb’s, inside the restaurant, there’s no Happy Hour—it’s always Happy Day, from open to close. But now, for those aforementioned sun-seekers who also want a bargain on their booze and noshes, there’s Happy Hour from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the patio seven days a week.

Who knew “bb” really stood for “beautiful breakfast”? (Just kidding. It still stands for investor Barbara Boyajian.) But now, the famous initials signify both! In any case, see you there, under the sunbrellas…