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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chow Down Diner

Our first visit to the Chow Down Diner was right after it opened. The wait to get in was horrible, the lines were practically out the door. Everyone wanted to try something "different". With items like truffle macaroni and cheese, this place was definitely "different."

We hadn't been back in a long time, but on a recent Friday night ... Well, this place is no longer so very "different", it's gone from "chic and avant garde" to "upscale diner with a twist". Not so very crowded anymore, but fairly busy.

And the food?

Very good.  Not so remarkable, but still worth a visit.

Last time I was here, I ordered the meatloaf -- an individual loaf with a sweet chili glaze, served on a bed of mashed potatoes.  This time I ordered the more mundane  meatloaf dinner -- three slices of moist and tender meatloaf, served with mashed potatoes, broccoli and a very nice wild mushroom gravy. Portions were generous but not ridiculous. House salad was very basic -- iceberg lettuce, chopped tomato and chopped cucumber, but the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Drew liked his sandwich -- grilled mozzarella with bacon.

Service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive and efficient.

So while it's not the same special diner anymore, I think this place is here to stay.

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