The calendar of national holidays is more than a little weird. Take Sept. 13—it’s National Blame Someone Else Day. But here’s one that is blameless: September is National Better Breakfast Month. Studies show eating a balanced meal on rising can make it easier to maintain energy and avoid overeating later as well as keep blood sugar levels stable.
Yet why do so many repeat that bowl of Fruit Loops, day in, day out? The key word this month is “better.” And, hopefully, more nutritious than a jelly donut. Better is what great hotels specialize in, and deliver to your guest room door these days, via room service.
The Joule, Dallas
CBD Provisions, a self-described modern Texas brasserie, in this central business district hotel is locally renowned for its pig head carnitas and seasonal takes on Lone Star State culinary traditions. CBD is also famous for weekend brunch. Yet on any day, you can stay snuggled in a fluffy robe, reveling in ‘Nduja Pimento Cheese Toast on house-made sourdough.
W South Beach, Miami
A sophisticated oasis in sparkly Miami, this South Beach hotel prides itself on satisfying your room service whims. Breakfast can be ordered from indoor/outdoor RWSB, an inspired blend of cafe and seaside shack, where cold-pressed juices include an exotic dragonfruit, pineapple and coconut water; or go for pizza-smoked salmone, straccciatella, caviar and onion.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Because Vegas is, well, Vegas, you’d expect even breakfast to come with a celebrity spin. And so it is at Caesars Palace on The Strip, compliments of Pronto by Giada, which is masterminded by chef, author and television personality Giada De Laurentiis. Scrumptious, upmarket breakfast sandos for the famished and smoothies for the health-conscious are among the fortifying temptations.
The Benjamin, New York City
Midtown and the world’s at your doorstep. But you need not venture forth. Impeccable service arrives from the in-house National, by celeb chef Geoffrey Zakarian, where modern cooking and seasonal fare prevail in the style of a grand cafe. Breakfast-to-go can include a croque madame confected with 22 Bistro Ham, gruyere, truffled Mornay sauce and a sunny-side egg.