Our second day on the road started with brunch at Granny's Pancake House and Diner in Hamburg, NJ. It looked like my kind of place, and was packed with cars, a sure sign of great food in any part of the country. I had the Father's Day special, a 12oz Prime Rib served with eggs, toast, home fries, and pancakes.
The Prime Rib was perfectly prepared, with just enough seasoning to bring out the flavor of the meat without over powering it. The eggs were freshly cooked to order and perfect as well. The pancakes were light and fluffy while still being substantial and filling, with a nice crispness on the edges. The home fries were perfectly prepared as well, fully cooked through and crispy on the outside, with a great blend of seasoning. In all it is was nearly the perfect brunch on Father's Day. All that could have made it better was having my wife and kids with me.
After brunch we headed for the shore, taking the scenic route rather than interstates or the turnpike. Along the way we saw some beautiful small towns and awesome buildings. We drove through Princeton, NJ and saw Trinity Church and Albert Einstein's home. It was a beautiful drive, ending at our hotel in Atlantic City and a quiet meal in our room.
Once we reached the Shore, we headed for our hotel after a long day on the road. I was amazed by some of the great houses from the early days of Atlantic City's heyday still along Atlantic Blvd as you drive towards what is now the strip. I leave you tonight with some of the beautiful architecture of those bygone days, and tomorrow we will begin exploring Atlantic City.