100 Favorite Dishes: No. 60 -- Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer

As a countdown to the Best of Broward Palm Beach 2011, coming in June, Clean Plate Charlie is serving up a hundred of our favorite dishes in South Florida. Send your own nominations to Deirdra.Funcheon@BrowardPalmBeach.com.

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Dori Zinn

No. 60: Breakfast in a Pot from Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop

Biscuits and gravy may very well be one of America's most treasured breakfasts. That is until you top it with eggs, bacon, sausage, ham and cheese and call it a "Breakfast in a Pot" like Tom Sawyer Restaurant and Pastry Shop in Boca did. It's like breakfast on steroids. Except you won't get banned from baseball if you fill your body with it.

Sure, the 25 year-old breakfast and lunch joint also serves up the traditional eggs Benedict that's worthy of some Saturday morning attention. They also offer a croissant French toast topped with powdered sugar that reviewers on Yelp even admit to traveling across the state to chow down on. But it's the homemade jumbo biscuits with a brush of butter, doused in sausage gravy and topped with a 4-egg omelet and cheese inside of a small pot that weighs 1.5 pounds. Unless you're a growing teenager or a professional fighter, finishing the pot is damn near impossible. Either split with a friend or plan on bringing it home for a second round later. Nine dollars worth of breakfast is well worth the portions of two meals.

Previous 100 favorite dishes:
No. 61: Fried Jumbo Shrimp from Betty's Soul Food
No. 62: Pastrami Sandwich from Primanti Bros.
No. 63: "Monster" Hoagie from LaSpada's Original Hoagies
No. 64: Truffled Chips from YOLO
No. 65: Black Skillet-Roasted Mussels from Timpano Chophouse
No. 66: Fish Sandwich from Lazy Loggerhead Cafe

No. 67: Fresh Tomato Pizza from Pizza Time
No. 68: Seafood Salad Sandwich from Le Tub
No. 69: Wings from Lefty's Tavern
No. 70: Sake Flight from Wild East Asian Bistro
No. 71: Croque Monsieur From Croissan'Time
No. 72: Mushroom in Tin Foil at Marumi Sushi
No. 73: Tapas Sharing Platter from Johnny V
No. 74: Cherry Crunch Donut from Dandee Donut Factory
No. 75: Brussel Sprouts from Cafe La Buca
No. 76: Linguine Vongole from Il Bellagio 
No. 77: Housemade Charcuterie from Market 17
No. 78: Crab Benedict at the Downtowner Saloon
No. 79: The Aileen Special from Undergrounds Coffeehaus
No. 80: Insalata Caprese from Fiorentina
No. 81: Angus and Brie Burger from Gilbert's 17th Street Grill
No. 82: Pulled Pork Sliders from Gratify American GastroPub
No. 83: Fagottini al Tartufo Bianco e Nero From Apicius Ristorante e Enoteca
No. 84: Guacamole from Dos Caminos
No. 85: Rock Shrimp from Bahama Mama
No. 86: The Grease Beast from Grease Burger


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Location Info

Tom Sawyer's Restaurant & Pastry Shop

1759 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton, FL

Category: Restaurant


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