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Prime Meats
A breakfast sandwich worth waking up early for: The super-fresh eggs come from contented Lancaster, Pennsylvania, chickens; the thick, smoky bacon from Faicco’s; and the breakfast sausage, kaiser rolls, and buttermilk biscuits are made in-house.
$9; 465 Court St., at Luquer St., Carroll Gardens; 718-254-0327.

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Murray’s Cheese Shop
Murray’s Breakfast Melt is a straightahead gourmet McMuffin made with top-notch ingredients including a young Fontina that melts as beautifully as a slice of Velveeta.
$5.99; 254 Bleecker St., nr. Leroy St.; 212-922-1540

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Egg
This is the egg sandwich that launched the trend and made Colonel Bill Newsom a household name among country-ham-loving New Yorkers.
$4.75; 135 N. 5th St., nr. Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 718-302-5151

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Five Leaves
A meatless version, but a good one: softly scrambled eggs with bits of fried sage, melted Cheddar, and the oddly delicious addition of mayo.
$7; 18 Bedford Ave., at Lorimer St., Greenpoint; 718-383-5345.

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Frankies Spuntino
Scrambled egg, chewy bacon, and a slab of piquant Cheddar inhabit a split slice of Grandaisy pizza bianca. Available for brunch and lunch in both Brooklyn and Manhattan branches, and at Manhattan’s Cafe Pedlar next door.
$10; See frankiesspuntino.com for info.

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Saltie
The so-called Ship’s Biscuit is a salty square of house-baked focaccia, split and stuffed with excellent ricotta that’s matched in texture by the softest, creamiest scrambled eggs known to man.
$6; 378 Metropolitan Ave., nr. Havemeyer St., Williamsburg; 718-387-4777.

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Momofuku Milk Bar
The pork and egg bun is an unholy mess, but a deeply delicious one, with a deep-fried soft-poached egg spilling its yolk over hunks of pork belly, garnished with cucumber and hoisin.
$9; 207 Second Ave., at 13th St.; no phone.

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Bark Hot Dogs
Bonus points for neatness: Bark cooks its eggs Mickey D’s style into perfect—albeit slightly dense—circles. The bacon is Nueske’s, the cheese Grafton, and—for any Thomas’s detractors out there—the muffins are Bays’.
$4.75; 474 Bergen St., nr. Flatbush Ave., Park Slope; 718-789-1939.

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Zaitzeff
Organic eggs and Vermont Cheddar play their roles well, as do the optional add-ons. But it’s the sweet, squishy Portuguese muffins, shipped in from Fall River, Massachusetts, that make it special.
$4.75; 18 Ave. B, nr. 2nd St.; 212-477-7137.

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Fall Fashion Features

The Beefcake in the Backcourt
Big, fake, and fully able to outshine its surroundings.Big, fake, and fully able to outshine its surroundings.

 

The Beefcake in the Backcourt
Big, fake, and fully able to outshine its surroundings.Big, fake, and fully able to outshine its surroundings.
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