MILTON - When you says something's so good it melts in your mouth, you probably don't think of a breakfast offering.
But breakfast at Bucky's Skillet is that good. If I were original American Idol host Randy Jackson, I'd say it's "dope."
One bite of their Scramble Western ($13) will take you to lala land.
This plateful includes scrambled eggs, chunks of ham, local onions, peppers and gobs of melty cheddar cheese.
It comes with home fries laden with more fresh onions that are both served in similarly thinnish strips that offer a taste treat that outshines any home fries I've ever had.
Chef Bucky Buchanan uses a mandoline grater to create the spectacularly delicious taste treat.
The meal is rounded out with a couple of pieces of Potters House English muffin bread toast.
Bucky Buchanan, whom you may also know as David, graduated from Nute High in 1989. He began working soon after as a cook in restaurants before becoming an executive chef.
His career took a decisively turn when he entered the former Balsams Culinary Apprenticeship program in the late 1990s. The program was known for turning out some of the finest chefs around the world.
Now after working in the culinary trade for more than 30 years, he's come home to Milton.
The restaurant looks out on New Hampshire Northcoast train tracks and Milton Three Ponds.
Bucky's Skillet, located in the former Ray's Marina building, is warm and inviting and has a children's toy corner that will keep young'uns way more involved than a tiny crayon pack and coloring sheet.
My granddaughter, Rylee, had a few bites before being mesmerized by all sorts of toys, even a miniature etch-a-sketch, leaving me to relax with breakfast comfort food while perusing news stories on my phone.
Buchanan is environmentally conscious. There are no straws or plastic here: just reusable silverware, paper plates and quaint cloth napkins.
All of the food is served on compostable and recycled products.
Waste is kept to a bare minimum.
And while you're waiting for your yummy food stroll around the restaurant, take a peek at a large live turtle in its terrarium and many curios and artifacts from Milton's past.
"We've had so many great customers from the area," says Kerry Buchanan, Bucky's sister, who helps run the eatery. "They bring in stuff to add to the collection."
Bucky's Skillet is located in the former Ray's Marina building at 584 White Mountain Highway, Milton, NH. It is open for breakfast and lunch. They are closed Monday and Tuesday.