I was having a bad day and tried to find a cure at a 50’s style diner.
“Gram’s Diner” is right here at the office, next to Starbuck’s, and features 50’s diner-style furniture. They serve sports bar food, plus pancakes, coffee, milkshakes, and sundaes.
Average orders take about 15 to 20 minutes. No paper boat caps and roller blades, though.
Ovo-lacto vegetarians don’t have a lot of choices on the menu, but it’s alright to try. I got two of their all-time favorite items – the Three-Egg Omelet and their Spicy Potato Wedges.
Dubbed “spicy patata” on the official receipt, this snack is great if you want the comforting taste of re-used grease. The lightly-spiced inch-long wedges are a tad bit soggy. Their trademark shoestring onion strips are more chewy than crispy. This dish comes with a special thousand island sauce laced with chili powder. It’s not as hot as it sounds. I suppose their “Funky Fries” has the same concept.
All in all, I got exactly what I asked for. Semi-expensive greasy food that you can get at any other cheap diner. I wouldn’t recommend it, but if all you want is the novel experience of dining at a 50’s style restaurant once in a while, go ahead.