The place: Carr’s Corner Cafe, 3025 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 355-4051.
The fare: Homey and delicious weekday breakfasts and lunches served in a warm and friendly family environment.
The bottom line: No frills here, just really good food, much of it sourced from local farms, cooked up with care and served with friendly grace on and off since 1958. Now that’s staying power!
One of the reasons for that enviable record is the bountiful Carr’s Corner Breakfast, which loads a plate with two perfect eggs your way, superior home fries, two strips of just-right bacon and toast with jam for $6. Another is the biscuit and gravy breakfast, which for $6.95 smothers a flaky biscuit in gravy chunky with toothsome sweet sausage and yokes that savory treat with two eggs any style. Feeling unconventional? Finish your breakfast with a wedge of sumptuous homemade pie for $3.50.