Breakfast Dishes Offer Taste of a Region

Amy Cavanaugh

You can always order fried eggs and pancakes at a diner, but regional breakfast fare can offer delicious insight into an area’s culinary traditions.

In St. Louis, you follow up a night of drinking with the breakfast slinger: hash browns piled with hamburger patties, cheese, onions, chili and fried eggs. Eat-Rite Diner claims to have invented the slinger, though you can find it all over St. Louis and even at Chicago’s...