Friends With Bennys

Snooze owner Jon Schlegel certainly has loyal fans -- and family members. Today's print edition includes a response to my January 18 Second Helping from Schlegel's brother Adam, who works at the popular breakfast/lunch place. We also received the following from another relative who lives in Tucson: What's Jason Sheehan got against Snooze? He's had it out for the place since his first review, which included more obscure references to Omega Man than it did about the actual food. I guess the scores of people, including myself, who willingly and happily wait to get a taste of that f'ed up corn beef hash, blown hollandaise, gooey tortillas and those "okay" pancakes are all just a bunch of morons. But what do we know? We're not the hipster food critic.

And seriously -- call it eggs Benedict. "Eggs Benny" just makes Jason sound silly. Or lazy. Or both. It does not make Jason sound hip.

Personally, I've never had a bad meal at Snooze, and will continue to support it any chance I get.

And considering her connection to the owner, she'll probably have plenty of chances. -- Jason Sheehan

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