The local diner is an institution...like a good cafe or chippy back in the UK here in North America you can judge a community based on its Diner. Huntsville has a couple of decent local greasy spoons...you know places where you can get an all day breakfast, a grilled cheese and pretty much everything comes with the question "and would you like fries with that?". It is pretty much my idea of heaven. On Tuesday my parents and I walked over to Family Place Restaurant on the main street just over the bridge...close.
A good selection of jams, honey and peanut butter on the table sure made me happy and temporarily swayed me towards the all day breakfast. Choices choices...always tough to make...but I did manage in the end.
Actually, choosing my drink was no problem...it had to be a large glass of chocolate milk. The waitress didn't seem to think that it was an odd request coming from a 30-something gal...I'm sure she gets it all the time. Chocolate milk is a diner staple.
The place was hopping with folk, mostly local I would guess. In the end I went for the Ruben...rye bread stacked high with smoked meat, saurkraut and ruben sauace and smothered in cheese. Fries were, of course, with that...and a heap of dill pickles. The extra special addition, also a diner staple, was gravy on the side (for the fries).
yum yum and yum