The "Special" Diner

Special Diners. Most people have one somewhere in the vicinity of their home and never go in. You probably walk past one a couple times per week and don’t even peer in the window for fear that you might be biten by a rat or possibly, sworn at by a drunk man sitting at a stool ….

We have one of these “special diners” by our house and much to the dismay of people not from our part of the neighborhood we eat there frequently with our 15 month old son. You see, if you can can get over the fact that from the outside it doesn’t look so pretty….and if you can overlook your feelings that if you sit down in the restaurant for too long you might leave with syphillis or gonorhea…..if you actually step inside the door, order some food, and eat it…you might find that its the best food you’ve tasted in a long time and for the best value.

As I said previously, we live near one of these “greasy spoon” type restaurants and would have never gone in if someone else had not told us they had the best breakfast on the block. Our response was something like this….”Oh really? We thought they were only serving up S.T.D.’S and alcoholics in there!” Reluctantly a couple years ago we ventured in, unsure if we should have purchased hazmat suits for the occasion – and the verdict was that the breakfast was AMAZING and pretty darn inexpensive. Over time we have come to see that while it does not have the most inviting decorative taste – it has some awesome waitresses who are pretty darn nice to us. I’d say we’re considered “weekend regulars” now and Jacob has been eating there with us since the first week that he came home. The waitresses know Jacob by name and at Christmas time gave him a present – it was a sweet gesture.

I invite you all to take a visit to your local diner and pop in to try the food at least once. Sure there might be some crazies every now and then but overall the place we stop at every weekend for a good cheap breakfast – serves up some good clean food with some nice hospitality on the side…we just try to remind ourselves about everything we learned in health class and how STD’s are transmitted. It’s all good…we haven’t caught anything yet.

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