My new favorite thing is ordering dishes that come with an over-easy egg on top, then cracking the yolk and letting the eggy deliciousness ooze down into whatever's below it.

My new favorite thing is ordering dishes that come with an over-easy egg on top, then cracking the yolk and letting the eggy deliciousness ooze down into whatever's below it. Everything's better with egg or two. Exhibit A: The Hangover at Easy Street Cafe. This is a bowl of home fries topped with chili, shredded cheese and two eggs. This was good, but not quite as good as a similar but superior dish at Paul's Fifth Avenue.

This is the Paul's Special Callahan. Basically, you can order any of the omelets at Paul's "Callahan-style," meaning the same ingredients come on top of a plate of home fries rather than wrapped up in eggs. My waitress recommended adding an egg on top, and it was a brilliant suggestion. This whopper of a meal is sausage, bacon, ham, onions, peppers and tomatoes all melded together with melted American cheese. It's greasy-spoon diner fare at its very best.

Or, for a far more refined take, try this neat little appetizer from Sushi.com in Dublin. Ika Uni Masago is shredded squid and sea urchin topped with masago (roe) and a quail egg. If you've never tried uni (sea urchin), this dish is a great introduction to its peculiar (but tasty) creamy texture.

Finally, you can't really see the egg in this photo, but the Element Salad at Element Pizza Bar comes with arugula and Bibb lettuce topped with housemade bacon, fresh mozzarella, a poached egg and Caesar dressing. Yum.