By Katie Kenerly
Doughnut lovers rejoice, for the days of staring longingly into the half-empty Dunkin Donuts display case at the Wilco gas station across town are over; so too are the days of expecting a delicious, fluffy pastry treat and instead receiving a rock-hard doughnut imposter that has likely been sitting in the gas station for several days. Raise your standards people, because we now have a better alternative to fill our doughnut-related needs!
Eagle’s Landing, a new restaurant located in Monteagle specializing in breakfast food, particularly doughnuts, is officially open for business. With doors open as early as 4:30 a.m., Eagle’s Landing is the perfect stop for deer hunters and exhausted college students alike. Odds are, the woman in charge of making the doughnuts affectionately referred to by the restaurant’s staff as “Donut Lady,” has been busy in the kitchen since 11 the night before, crafting the perfect treat to brighten your morning. The doughnuts at Eagle’s Landing are sweet, flaky, and, most importantly, fresh: everything a doughnut should be, but isn’t when purchased from a gas station display case. They also come in a variety of flavors, including jelly- and cream-filled. Eagle’s Landing does, of course, offer other options besides doughnuts. The full menu includes a variety of breakfast meals with something to suit everyone’s taste.
Breakfast is, after all, the most important, and delicious, meal of the day, which is why I am so excited about the opening of Eagle’s Landing. In the immortal words of Leslie Knope, “Why would anybody ever eat anything besides breakfast food?” Come on down to Monteagle’s newest eatery, and ponder this age-old question for yourself.