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AUG 2014

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36 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 On a recent Friday morning, daylight still fresh and gauzy, the Wild Eggs located in downtown Louisville already bustles. At 6:30 on a weekday, tables often fll with parents treating kids to a breakfast date and tired professionals gulping cofee, hashing out details for an upcoming meeting. The space is simple — high ceilings, walls the color of butter, tiny me- tallic chickens peering from ledges. Open the menu and oferings span savory to sweet: omelets, breakfast nachos, pancakes, skillets, even an adventurous wafe dubbed the Crispy Hippie Crunch — a Belgian base topped with granola, wild berry compote, whipped cream, powdered sugar and cinnamon. Wild Eggs isn't the cheapest breakfast option out there. On my visit, the farmers' market skillet, cofee, milk and a side of fruit cost close to $20. But Wild Eggs is like the Golden Retriever of breakfast joints. Reliable and friendly, it's hard not to like. — AM My breakfast mate in- hales the almond crois- sant. Exaltation follows. "Not too jammed up with almond paste like some jelly doughnut," he begins. "The nubs (on either end) are punchy little elbows, not knotted, crusty extensions. Sweet, faky!" Accolades in between bites surely occur on the regular here. The pastry counter is a wonderland of baked hoorays piled onto delicate plates, safely encased behind glass: blueberry streusel mufns, a s'more "pop tart" advertising a highly lickable inch of frothy marshmallow topping, soft butter croissants. A pufy vegetable frittata and ham-and-cheese biscuits round out the spread. At seven in the morning, a steady line of commuters zips down Barret Avenue to downtown, passing Wiltshire's elegant space, all dark wood, bright windows and dainty pastel fowers. But many know to stop in, ogle the goods and gobble as many as possible. — AM Amazing Glaze Donut Co. 6am 6am Wild Eggs 121 S. Floyd St. and other area locations 5am 5am Amazing Glaze Donut Co. 5801 U.S. Hwy. 150, Floyds Knobs, Ind. 7am 7am Wiltshire Pantry Bakery and Cafe 901 Barret Ave. Three square meals a day. Modest snacks in be- tween. Leave that sort of wise nutrition advice for the health.govs of the world. How about a round-the-clock celebration of breakfast? Be- cause dinner around the clock sounds nauseat- ing. Lunch at all hours? Boring. But breakfast from, well, dawn to dawn? There's something equal parts naughty and satisfying about eating syrup-soaked pancakes at an hour dedicated to chicken and broccoli. Breakfast: the most important meal of the day and night. Let's get this 24-hour fantasy feast crackin'. It's fve in the morning, that fuzzy hour when all- nighters and early risers intersect before splitting, one for rest, the other to the starting line. I drive down U.S. 150 in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. After a slight bend in the road, four lanes funnel to two. With morning light still an hour of, it's all headlights and shadowy hills. A Marathon gas station's neon scream tells me I'm close. Just to the left of the gas station sits a hut-like building glowing orange — Amazing Glaze Donut Co. A bell whacks the glass door as I walk inside, and a woman scurries from the back where a crew has been baking overnight. Yeast and sugar dominate the senses. Classics like original glazed compete with red velvet, cookies-and-cream and even a turtle-sundae doughnut. By 8 a.m., silver racks will empty — regu- lars loading up on favorites. But at this hour mostly random passersby pull in, unable to resist. — Anne Marshall

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