First stop this morning was Big Joe’s Broiler No. 3 in San Bruno.  Big Joe’s has been a family favorite for a long time.  Great breakfasts, excellent burgers…  A good nosh every time.

We picked up my sister Arlene and headed down about 8am.  Sadly, Eileen was already at work.  I ordered bacon, eggs over easy, ww toast and country potatoes.  Arlene ordered ham with eggs over medium, country potatoes and a biscuit.  Victor decided on a short stack and side of bacon.  Then it got fun…

The waitress told him there was a special of a short stack, eggs, and bacon.  Victor said no, he just wanted the short stack and bacon.  No eggs.  She ran over to get the table tent that explained it.  he said no, just the short stack and bacon.  She went on, saying it was less expensive – and he didn’t have to have the eggs if he didn’t want them. Finally, he threw his hands up in the air and said  “I give up.  Bring me anything you want.” It was almost ready to become Abbott and Costello meet the scene in Five Easy Pieces where Jack Nicholson tried to order toast…

We laughed.  The waitress laughed.  She placed the order.  When the food arrived, Victor asked “Where’s my eggs?”  And then we all laughed a bit more.

The food, of course, was excellent.

If you’re ever in San Bruno, it’s:

Big Joe’s Brolier No 3
487 San Mateo Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066

Oh…  cash only….. No credit cards.