Patcher and life-long Lafayette resident Aric Martinez provides the fodder for our Patch Poll this Monday: or ?
Sure, some of our roads are a mess and there are important issues to ponder and, hopefully, solve in Lamorinda but as Aric so rightly puts it, this thing needs to get settled once and for all.
"You see... I grew up in Lafayette and I've eaten at Squirrels for 25+ years," Aric writes. "I'm a Squirrel's guy for life, and will only go to Millie's Kitchen if I'm forced, and even then I feel guilty."
Aric has noted the often-argued attributes of Lamorinda's oldest breakfast houses, and thinks it's time the matter get settled. Perhaps not scientifically, but with a by-the-numbers Patch Poll.
"It's sort of Red vs. Blue, Good vs. Evil thing," Aric said. "Millies fans will quickly point out that they have good coffee cake. Squirrels fans will usually grant this but argue that they are not eating in a rickety house, fighting for parking and have way better omelettes. I've heard some heated debates over the years."
Judging from their parking lots and long lines both businesses are doing well and we applaud them for their longevity and commitment to customer service. But we have to know: Are you a Squirrel's Coffee Shop or Millie's Kitchen fan?
As Aric points out, most people are not both.