So, on a recent play day, mentioned in THIS review of the Brown Hound Bistro, I spent a few hours hanging out in Naples, NY. Yep, Naples. What I mainly did was go to a place called The Grainery and drink coffee (two mochas) and have an egg sandwich on a jalapeno bagel with cheese and bacon. And, I read -- mainly the book reviewed here entitled The Grave Gourmet. The Grainery turns out to be a very nice small place, populated in terms of employees (from cooks to . . . well, apparently everything) by youngish women. They sort of exude the feminst vibe, but who knows. Anyway, diners ranged across ages and both men and women were eating away, on their own or in small groups. Basically, you went to the front, ordered and voila!
So, I already confessed to the breakfast sandwich (served here all day) which is a newish love of mine. This one was quite qood. I have always liked jalapeno bagels, and this one was not too jalapeno-y and just right. My sense is they make the bagels at the Grainery. I know, because I went to the (not too bad, but nothing to write home about) bathroom, which meant I saw the kitchen -- that the eggs were made to order. All in all the darn thing tasted . . . . well, tasty. And I felt comfortable hanging out. I did have one mocha too many (I had two, as I said) which meant I was a bit jangly. Also available are dog biscuits (I refrained) and some sweets. They seem to also sell paninis of various sorts, and sandwiches and soups.
A few unrelated side notes: the Naples library is right next store, which is great if you are hanging out, want to avoid spenidng too much money, and it is snowy. Also: they had a new-to-me Harold McGee book entitled Keys to Good Cooking: A Guide to Making the Best of Food and Recipes which I perused for a while. I liked it. easily readable, and likely to have solutions and suggestions for most cooking dilemmas. I have a vague recollection of some weirdo solution to corked wine involving plastic wrap, but I may have misremembered. when I deserve a treat, which may not be for a long time, I may buy it for myself. It came out in October, and is even kindle-able. Hmmm. he e-book thing might be like the ipod-y thing; eventually you want one for each genre. (I do not have more than one ipod-y thing but in my imaginaion real music types would.) Anyway, the book was a good perusable while in the library . . . .
As for the grainery: I liked it. I would go back. Where? Right here:
110 South Main Street
Naples, NY 14512