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Today has been declared across the land as National Eggs Benedict Day by some unnamed breakfast patriot. Any excuse to indulge in the world’s best sauce-covered hangover meal sounds like a day worth celebrating.

The origin of the eggs Benedict is unclear — some say the dish was the result of stock broker Lemuel Benedict’s early morning cravings after a hard night of partying. Others associate the Benedict with Pope Benedict XII, whose penchant for eggs sent his cooks into creative overdrive. So go ahead, pick a team, and pick a Benedict to celebrate. Do you prefer to keep it classic with a toasted English muffin topped with a poached egg, ham, and hollandaise sauce, or would you rather get creative with toppings like lox or elk gravy? Read on for our favorite places to celebrate National Eggs Benedict Day in Jackson Hole.bubbas benedict

Bubba’s BBQ is home to our favorite classic Benedict. Bubba’s original eggs Benedict comes with two poached eggs served atop an English muffin with Canadian bacon and hollandaise sauce. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, try the hunter’s Benedict, which changes up the game with house made pork and elk sausage atop brioche toast with sautéed mushrooms, tomatoes, poached eggs, and béarnaise sauce. Both Benedicts come with the perfect counterpart — country potatoes.

The Bunnery takes the cake, er, muffin, for best benedict variety. This classic breakfast joint has dedicated an entire section of their menu to our celebrated favorite, with options ranging from the classic Jackson Benedict, served with eggs, ham, spinach, and hollandaise sauce, to the cowboy Benedict, which combines everything you love about an eggs Benedict and biscuits and gravy.lotus benedict

Lotus Cafe applies their fresh, healthy approach to food to their signature eggs Benedict, which is even available on a gluten-free English muffin. You can order a full or half portion of the Benedict made with eggs, tomato, spinach, and citrus-bearnaise sauce. We love to add wild salmon lox!

Cafe Genevieve wins us over with candied bacon and bright mimosas, but today is all about their Cajun Benedict. The cafe’s entire menu is inspired by hearty Southern comfort food, so it’s no surprise that their Benedict is served New Orleans style, with house made boudin sausage, a French baguette, and home style potatoes.cafe g benedict

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