You know what's awesome?
You know what's even better?
Lots of food.
When you visit Maple Street, they have a pretty unique ordering system. You order at the counter (seat and clean up yourself) and they ask you the "question of the week." It can be anything from "What was your favorite show as a child?" to yesterday's question: What would you title your autobiography?
After placing my order (my answer? "The Cupcake Diaries") my friend and I found a place to sit. It was packed, but we managed to grab a table and shared space with a few other people. Maple Street isn't open on Sundays, so it's a big breakfast spot on Saturday mornings.
The Five and Dime is basically a mix of everything. It's a biscuit with fried chicken, bacon, cheddar cheese, sausage gravy (spicy and amazing), all topped with an egg. As I said before, I typically only get the Loaded Goat, and all of my guy friends get the Five and Dime. They finish it like it's no big deal (men...), so I was up for the challenge.
It may look small when you order it, but it's insanely filling. I had mine with a cup of Maple Street's famous coffee (they have a dark roast, light roast, decaf, and their maple blend) and a big water bottle. By the last few bites I was starting to hurt...
...but I survived. Barely. Running 6 miles before I headed there definitely helped clear my stomach, but the challenge was still a ton of fun. If you're headed to Maple Street, the Five and Dime, and anything else on the menu, is worth it.
Have you ever been to Maple Street? What is the title of your autobiography?
I'm Jenn! I'm a baker, blogger, sorta-runner, and writer living in Jacksonville, Florida!