2013 Mike and I started out on a mission to try a different breakfast restaurant for each week.  Mike quickly hashtagged #52breakfasts and the rest is (Harrisburg local) history.


Dodge City - Crab Benedict
Dodge City – Crab Benedict



What started out as a break from our normal Sunday Morning Breakfast routine at “CPD” became an adventure in our own back yard!   Although it started as a Sunday thing, we had a lot of “makeup” dates due to travel and holidays etc.

We documented our visits through twitter and foursquare posts and came up with our Favorites using Excellent (ZOMG), Very Good (Super Pleased), Good (As expected), Fair (meh), and Poor (bleh)

Topping both our lists for 2013 is Dodge City Steakhouse in Harrisburg. The Crab Benedict and the DC Smoked Jalapeno Bloody Mary was fabulous. You can bet if there is bloody on the menu, I’m going to get it! Mike’s Breakfast Flatbread was his top pick for the year. Both were served with bacon and a small cinnamon roll.

Dodge City - Breakfast Flat Bread
Dodge City – Breakfast Flat Bread

We also agreed on two others.

Yellow Bird Cafe in Midtown Harrisburg, with their tasty breakfast sandwiches on huge housemade english muffins is a new Midtown Favorite. It’s super cute space serving light fare featuring their housemade baked goods.

Timeless Cafe in Lebanon is an adorable place with clocks galore! They offer a huge array of teas and coffees, breakfast sandwiches and baked oatmeal to die for! (oh…and the scary green “Swamp Water” tea you must TASTE to believe how crazy delicious it is!)

Our other favorites were:

Sturges Speakeasy on Forster Street where I had a spectacular BBQ Pork Belly Benedict and fantastic bloody mary (another contender for best damn bloody in the burg!)

Sturges Speakeasy -BBQ Pork Belly Benedict w/ Corned Beef Hash
Sturges Speakeasy -BBQ Pork Belly Benedict w/ Corned Beef Hash

At the Hershey Pantry, you simply cannot go wrong!  This visit I had the raspberry baked oatmeal and Mike tackled a cinnamon roll the size of his dinner plate!

Hershey Pantry - Baked Oatmeal and HUGE Cinnamon Roll
Hershey Pantry – Baked Oatmeal and HUGE Cinnamon Roll

Cinco de Mayo brunch, we hit up El Sol on 3rd St. We both had Huevos Rancheros and build your own Bloody Marys.  Actually, we chose tequila for Bloody Marias. Ay yi yi, delicious!




St Patrick’s Day took us to the Federal Taphouse on 2nd St, where I had a Smoked Burger Benedict and Mike had the Irish Soda Bread French Toast.

Federal Tap House - Smoked Burger Benedict
Federal Tap House – Smoked Burger Benedict

The Peachtree Restaurant & Lounge on Progress had a breakfast sandwich on sun dried tomato focaccia that blew our socks off!

Click Here for our full list for 2013 and our personal favorites!

Follow us using #52breakfasts for 2014!

*A personal favorite, Mangia Qui I had been to independently over the year, but not together, so we did not count it.  We will be doing Mangia Qui soon!

Ever since coercing Mike into joining twitter, he has become obsessed.  You can follow @MDGuzy for quips and food pics, cat humor and to keep tabs on his other obsession: foursquare, in which he currently holds 31 mayorships and has earned 56 badges.


8 Night Pacific Coastal Cruise WINE ME UP! March 21, 2014

Celebrity Cruises Pacific Coastal Cruise

Climb aboard Celebrity Century for Dawn’s Escapades Wine Me Up Cruise along the Pacific Coast. Sailing Round Trip from LA we’ll visit Santa Barbara,  enjoy an overnight in San Francisco, then on to Monterey, Catalina Island and Ensenada, Mexico before returning to LA.  Now you KNOW we’ll be drinking some wine, catching some rays and tasting our way through the Golden State!

San Francisco, Santa Barbara and LA have LONG been on my list of places to visit and what better way than to sail your way down the Pacific Coast!  Nice long days (and an overnight) at port gives us the chanced to check out wine country, the Golden Gate Bridge and gorgeous Catalina Island.

Stateroom prices starting from:                                  
Inside $699.00
Ocean View $799.00
Veranda $1,149.00

Suites starting at $1599.00

All itineraries are subject to change without notice.* Prices are per person, shown in USD, based on double occupancy and subject to change. Government taxes and fees are additional.

Day 1 Los Angeles, California     4:00 PM
Day 2 Santa Barbara, California Tendered 7:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 3 At Sea      
Day 4 San Francisco, California Docked 2:00 PM  
Day 5 San Francisco, California Docked   8:00 PM
Day 6 Monterey, California Tendered 7:00 AM 4:00 PM
Day 7 Catalina Island, California Tendered 12:00 PM 8:00 PM
Day 8 Ensenada, Mexico Docked 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
Day 9 Los Angeles, California   7:00 AM