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King's Chef Diner has the best breakfast in Colorado according to Food Network magazine

Food Network magazine just crowned King's Chef Diner in Colorado Springs with the best breakfast in Colorado award in its July/August cover story touting the best breakfasts in the country.

It wasn't "The Thing" (The Food Network recently featured "The Thing" in its Outrageous Food show) or "The Grump" -- the mountainous, perennial favorites and super attention-getters on the menu at King's Chef -- that sealed the deal. It was the much more plain-Jane sounding breakfast burrito.

Though it pales before the mound of ingredients in "The Thing" and "The Grump," the $7.95 burrito is nothing to shake a stick at. It comes with two scrambled eggs, sausage, grilled onions and hash browns topped with green chile or country gravy and shredded cheese.

Check out the magazine's full list after the jump:

Food Network Magazine's list of "50 Breakfasts 50 States:"

Alabama: Eggs Mauvila at Café 615, Mobile

Alaska: Reindeer Sausage Omelet at Gwennie's Old Alaska Restaurant

Arizona: The Over Easy at Over Easy

Arkansas: Banana Pancakes at The Pancake Shop

California: Fantastic French Toast at Marston's Restaurant

Colorado: Breakfast Burrito at King's Chef Diner

Connecticut: The Portuguese Fisherman at Kitchen Little

Delaware: Sausage Sandwich at Helen's Famous Sausage House

Florida: Philadelphia Scrapple at Skyway Jack's

Georgia: HabersHam and Eggs at B. Matthew's Eatery

Hawaii: Ahi Steak and Eggs at Eggs 'n Things

Idaho: Oatmeal Soufflé at Red Feather Lounge

Illinois: Vegetarian Scrapple at Ina's

Indiana: Paxton's Potatoes at Village Deli

Iowa: Our Famous Pancake at Grove Café

Kansas: Buenos Dias Frittata at The Chef

Kentucky: French Toast at Lynn's Paradise Café

Louisiana: Got Boudin? Omelet at Café Des Amis

Maine: Fresh Buttermilk Pancakes at Boyton-McKay Food Co.

Maryland: Shirley's Affair with Oscar at Miss Shirley's Café

Massachusetts: Doughnut at Craigie on Main

Michigan: The Cowboy Curtis at The Fly Trap: A Finer Diner

Minnesota Pastrami & Egg at Be'wiched Deli

Mississippi: Beignets at Triplett-Day Drug Company Soda Fountain

Missouri: Rooster Slinger at Rooster

Montana: Haystack at Goode's Q & Bayou Grill

Nebraska: Belgian Waffle at Petrow's Restaurant

Nevada: Cowpoke Quiche at Dish Café

New Hampshire: Littleton Buckwheat Pancakes at The Littleton Diner

New Jersey: The Slider at Summit Diner

New Mexico: Atole Piñon Hotcakes at Tecolote Café

New York: Poached Eggs with Curried Lentils,Yogurt and Cilantro at Breslin

North Carolina: Fried Chicken Biscuit at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen

North Dakota: Rancher Skillet at Kroll's Diner

Ohio: Cinnamon Rolls at Omega Artisan Baking

Oklahoma: Steak and Eggs at Cattlemen's Steakhouse

Oregon: Triple Berry Toast at Green Salmon Coffee House

Pennsylvania: Strawberry Hotcakes at Pamela's P&G Diner

Rhode Island: Johnnycakes at Jigger's Diner

South Carolina: Fried Green Tomatoes & Shrimp w/ Grits at Marina Variety

South Dakota: Buffalo Steak Tips and Eggs at Blue Bell Lodge at Custer State Park

Tennessee: Tennessee "Jack" Egg Sandwich at The Capitol Grille

Texas: Reggie's Weekend Special at Torres Taco Haven

Utah: Sill's Famous Scone at Sill's Café

Vermont: Penny Cluse at Penny Cluse Café

Virginia: California Huevos Ranchero at Kuba Kuba

Washington: Corned Beef Mash at The Braeburn Restaurant

Washington DC: Fried Chicken, Eggs and Waffles at Founding Fathers

West Virginia: He-Man Breakfast at The Poky Dot Diner

Wisconsin: Swedish Pancakes at Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik

Wyoming: Chicken-Fried Steak, Eggs and Potatoes at Sherri's Place

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