It's been so long since I last recapped brunch with the girls that I almost forgot I had this one, so apologies in advance that it's a little dated.
For one of our most recent Sunday brunch excursions, we decided on The Copper Dome Restaurant in Saint Paul. The Copper Dome is one of those unique little treasures that might go unnoticed to the untrained Saint Paul eye. In fact, even though I'd driven by it probably a hundred times during my brief stint working at an electronics store in Inver Grove Heights in college, I had never been before this visit.
The decor is kitschy - touting one of the largest collections of flower mill antiques and breakfast memorabilia in Minnesota - which may be one of the things I like best about it. It also has a small claim to fame in that during his 2008 presidential campaign, Barrack Obama stopped in at the Copper Dome to visit the fine citizens of Saint Paul.
I ordered the "Famous Hashbrown Breakfast Platter" with three strips of bacon, two country fresh eggs over easy, whole wheat toast and grated Idaho Hashbrown potatoes, all for the low, low price of $6.65. Greasy spoon perfection.
Plus, we had the most precious older woman as our server who buzzed about making sure everyone's water glasses stayed full and plates were cleared almost immediately (she may have been a bit eager to hurry us along as the Dome closes at 2 p.m.).
And while the Copper Dome has yet to join the 21st century to accept credit cards, and our server may have been a bit unknowingly aloof in her rush to get us out of there, I'm not sure there's a thing I'd change about the place. It's rich in character, and that's probably what's kept it in business since 1960.