According to the list of national food holidays, February is “Hot Breakfast Month.” Considering the often-frigid temperatures, this seems the perfect month to start the day off with a warm bite. Here are a few Tulsa favorites.
Savoy Restaurant For those who like a sweet start to their day, this restaurant is known for its cinnamon rolls ($3.31 including tax). But hurry, because they go fast, in which case the oatmeal ($3.20) and biscuits and gravy ($4) also are recommended menu items. 6033 S. Sheridan Road, 494-5621
Tally’s Good Food Café Situated on Route 66, this popular diner has all the classics, including some of the best buttermilk pancakes in town. Keep it simple with the short stack, two piping-hot pancakes covered with maple syrup ($3.75), or step it up a notch with the fruit pancakes ($5.25). Choose blueberry, strawberry, cinnamon apple or banana pancakes topped with whipped cream. 1102 S. Yale Ave., 835-8039
Blue Dome Diner Treat yourself to a feast at this “gourmet diner” in the heart of downtown Tulsa’s Blue Dome District. The oatmeal, sweetened with brown sugar and raisins — no doubt a fiber-filling meal in itself — is accompanied by a hearty side dish. Choose from toast or biscuits and creamy gravy, all for $5. 313 E. Second St., 382-7866
Jimmy’s Egg This 30-year-old Oklahoma-based breakfast and lunch chain recently opened its latest location adjacent to the Ace Hardware store at East 41st Street and South Peoria Avenue. Although it may not sound appetizing, the “Jimmy’s Garbage Breakfast” is a winner. Crispy hash browns topped with grilled onions, bell pepper and sausage mix are served with two eggs cooked to order and a choice of homemade white or wheat toast, or biscuits and gravy for $5.99. 3948-B S. Peoria Ave., 749-3447
The Chalkboard For some, nothing beats a steak and eggs breakfast. So why not step it up a notch and enjoy the sirloin steak and eggs? For just $12.95, an 8-ounce strip steak is served with two eggs (any style), breakfast potatoes and toast. 1324 S. Main St., 582-1964