A snowstorm is as good an excuse as any to eat breakfast out, and so I headed to Glen’s Dinette, the charming eatery that has occupied the same Babylon Village storefront since 1948. A snowstorm is also a good excuse for a high-carb, fiber-free breakfast, hence the French toast pictured here.
I’m no fan of challah French toast; all too often the thick slices of bread have barely gotten acquainted with an egg dip before being griddled. But Glen’s French toast is made with regular sandwich bread (the menu alludes to Pepperidge Farm) which soaks up enough egg to be properly custardy all the way through. One of my breakfast companions ordered French toast made with whole-wheat bread (!?!?), which he proceeded to chop up, drench with syrup and enjoy with gusto. His spouse dug her sausage-and-cheddar breakfast wrap. Our fourth felt that her short stack of blueberry pancakes fell flat.
Glen’s Dinette is at 12 East Main St., Babylon, 631-669-4700.
The French toast at Glen's Dinette (Newsday Photo / Erica Marcus)