When your friends come in town do you have that awkward moment where you ask them what they want for a meal and then they say, "I don't care."? You shouldn't ask that question. Why would somebody who isn't from here know what's good? You are so insensitive sometimes.
Other than your complete lack of hosting abilities, you also shouldn't ask that question because there is a chance that they might give you an answer. If they're not from around here, you'll be eating at Chili's or Applebee's. Or even worse....Panera.
What's wrong with Panera, you say? They have good bread, coffee and manufactured personality.... What else could you want?
How about Boo Boos favorite bagel place? Yogi's.
Yogi's is on Hulen, just south of the river in a small strip center on the west side of the road. When you drive by, you'll probably see a large crowd of cars out front and wonder, "how do all of those people fit in a bagel shop?" Well, this is more than just a mere bagel shop. Yogi's is a full service, breakfast, bagel, coffee and newspaper reading place. The menu is long and extensive with a three egg/hash potato/bacon/bagel dish, mexican dishes, eight or so coffees and numerous other breakfast items. They also have lunch items. This is your local replacement for Panera when you want to treat your out-of-town friends to something unique. Or when you're just really hungry.
Mrs. FWHITW actually recommended this place to me a few weeks back and it was a selection full of win. But she has a history of good choices (ahem...me...).
We both got the breakfast plate with eggs, taters, a bagel and some bacon. Both sets of eggs were prepared just as requested although the scrambled eggs ordered by the Mrs. were drier than she normally likes. The bacon was crispy and I bet you could get it chewy or raw though I didn't ask. The bagel was also delicious. I had the cinnamon-sugar bagel which was sticky on the outside but tasted delicious with a little honey on the top. She may have had the same type of bagel but I can't remember. She ate it so it was probably good. Finally, the taters. So many places served hash(ed?) potatoes that are slimy or soft. These are potato chunks that are crispy. They're probably frozen potatoes, but the fact that they're crispy makes me happy.
All in all, the meal was a success. I went again a few weeks later and tried the same breakfast plate with the orange-cranberry bagel. Again, everything was great, and the bagel was another success. Two great trips in a row makes this place a definite repeat place.
The atmosphere also makes this the to-be place of the month. The tables are all packed together and you get to listen on in your neighboring table to discover that maybe if he helped out a little more around the house, maybe she wouldn't care so much if he spent more time with his friends. Or maybe you'll hear the table next to you talking about what they heard you say. It really creates a community atmosphere.
If you're looking for a new breakfast place, this should definitely get your consideration. The food is good, affordable, and the place has a friendly atmosphere that will really wake you up in the morning. Plus, its always good to know what the people next to you are talking about and this is one of the more legal ways to find out. It's also a great substitute to Panera and half of all proceeds go to the Jellystone National Park Foundation.
Let me know if you've been or what you think. If you have suggestions for other good bagels or breakfast dishes let me know.
Yogi's is located at 2710 S Hulen St., Fort Worth.