I like eating breakfast out, especially when we are away from home. I swear I had driven up and down California Avenue in West Seattle time and time again, and missed what I was looking for every time on Thursday and Friday. However, Saturday morning it all came together. A friend had mentioned that I should try Easy Street Diner. I found it, but every seat was taken. I came back two hours later with Peg. I illegally parked while she ran in to see if they had a table. She came back and gave me the okay sign. I drove away looking for a place to park. I found one at the other end of the block. I got to Easy Street only to find out we would be sitting in the sun. I shook my head no and the two of us walked north to another little restaurant I had seen after I parked.
Peg ordered a BLT and green tea. While we waited I looked over reviews of Be's Restaurant. I had to laugh at a couple of them. Someone called it a Vietnamese version of IHOP. Someone else called it a greasy spoon restaurant serving breakfast and Pho. The BLT came with salad and dressing on the side. Literally, the dressing was poured onto the right side of the plate. The BLT was absolutely wonderful. Lots of bacon, with crisp and juicy tomato slices.
I expect most breakfast places to have bad biscuits. I am rarely surprised. Sausage gravy is usually bland and from a mix. Hash browns are usually hash whites. The second time around I start asking for exactly how I want my meal prepared. Be's beat the odds. The biscuit was good. I shared with Peg, who also enjoyed it. The cup of sausage gravy was bland. The hash browns were good and brown, the eggs were perfect and the sausage links tasted like more . . . and less . . . I gave one to Peg, while I gobbled my three down.
The bald-headed Vietnamese man in the white apron was obviously the owner. Peg thought he was rude to his staff. I thought he was just insistent that they be quicker to react and quicker in understanding English. From the way that he talked and joked with the people at different tables, there were many, very local people. I will give a favorable review on Google and the next time I'm in West Seattle, I'll do my best to have breakfast there in the morning and a little later in the afternoon I'll try their PHO, also.