|Touche Touchet's sausage, egg and cheddar croissant|
The Howard County dump makes for an invigorating Saturday morning, and a trip to the dump earns an automatic breakfast sandwich.
The county landfill off I-70 is really heaven-sent if you clean out your garage and end up with a car full of old paint, lumber scraps, rusted metal and such. I got in and out in 20 minutes, even after stopped at the various stations to unload my various stuff. Tossing metal off a one-story drop makes me feel like a hoodlum every time.
It also made me hungry, and I ended up at Touche Touchet just off Rte 29. The bakery does most of its business on the sweet side with cakes, sugar cookies, and pastries. But they make savory croissants, including one with a sausage patty and a small cheddar omelet wrapped inside the dough.
I could have enjoyed a spicier sausage. I'm getting picky about bacon, sausage and similar stuff, figuring they might as well be spectacular if I'm going to splurge. But the croissant was nicely made, and they have worked out a system that even a reheated croissant comes out warm and nicely crisp. The egg and cheese made a real meal, and Touche Touchet is a nice place to linger with coffee and a little to eat.
Can anyone else suggest a cool breakfast spot? I've highlighted the Mexican egg plates at R&R Taqueria. That chorizo was worth the splurge. I'd love any other suggestions because I don't eat breakfast out enough to have a repertoire to recommend.