Here’s a headline you don’t see everyday, more’s the pity, concerning the breakfast specials at Sam’s Morning Glory Cafe in south Philly;
Morning Glory Diner’s “Scalia is a Douche” breakfast special sells out in record time…
According to the owner of the Morning Glory Diner, Carol Mickey, one of the staff members, Sean Gaittens, comes up with the weekend specials every Friday, and he originally suggested the Scalia menu item as a joke. Then on the menu it went as the “Scalia is a Douche”— scrambled eggs with andouille sausage, tomato, scallions and monterey jack cheese. Took off like a rocket, by all accounts;
There was enough sausage to make around 150 of the dish, and it was so popular on Saturday that it sold out by 10 AM on Sunday morning, within two hours of the doors opening.
Hell, that ain’t nothin';
“The Supreme Court Finally Got It Right” quiches — with tomatoes, prosciutto, spinach and brie or all veg with asparagus, onion and smoked mozz — sold out even more quickly.
This is so totally a 9thousandfeet kinda story—it has almost everything this place is about; politics, law, food, humor, irreverence. Oh, and the only business model (and motto) that’s worth a damn.
Discussing it later that evening, Mickey’s husband did ask her if she was afraid of offending anyone, to which she replied that she was not — if someone was offended, she didn’t need them as a customer (the restaurant’s motto is “Be nice or leave”).
“Not one single person complained,” she told Billy Penn on Sunday afternoon. “The atmosphere in here was really wonderful. People were just loving saying it! ‘I’ll have the Scalia is a Douche, please.’”