Explain this please: Why did ham and eggs, bacon and eggs, all with toast and coffee, taste better at the counter of the five and dime.....whether Woolworth's or Kresge's? Same for that morning cup of coffee and a donut. Explain it if you can. I can't, but I can tell you that there was something about eating at those counters that planted a thing in our minds that it tasted better here than "there." When I was dating my dear wife Judy there were many times when I drove her downtown for her job at Yard's. We made many early morning stops for breakfast at Clede's Luncheonette on E. Hanover Street. The very same "it tastes better here" thing happened! Completely beyond explanation. It must be a mental fixation.