Grease lightnin’

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.

Three-Egg Omelet (Cheese and Mushroom) with Grilled Tomato and Toast – P 175 (VAT inclusive)

A tasty protein source. The grilled tomato was soft and juicy, the eggs were served piping hot and oozing with cheap cheddar and button mushrooms from a can. You can probably make this at home, so do it at home and save some money. The toast was chewy, and came with four dainty dollops of scalloped butter. Cute.

Spicy Potato Wedges with Crisp Onion Strips – P 95 (VAT inclusive)

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.


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