Saturday, September 19, 2009

George's Diner

George's Diner

I've driven by George's Diner on Hillsborough Rd. multiple times and have always been intrigued by it. The restaurant has that old-time 50s/60s-style diner feel to it, with some modern Greek-American overtones. Small LPs and pictures of stars and starlets of that era are on all of the walls. The menu features breakfast, lunch and dinner all day (24 hours all day), with some Greek favorites mixed in.

French Toast & Grilled Cheese

At diners I love to try their pancakes or French toast. You can always find both at any restaurant that claims to be a diner and they are just classic dining-out breakfast foods. Plus they give me a handle for how seriously the cooks take the food. This French toast was pretty good. Not as much as I was hoping for and not the best I've ever had, but it was pretty standard. We also tried the grilled cheese which was disappointing. When I make grilled cheese at home, the bread takes on a crispness from the application of butter and heat, which also serves to melt the cheese. George's version, however, had very dry bread, making the sandwich a little difficult to eat. It seems like they toasted the bread first then somehow melted the cheese by the way all the moisture was lost from the bread. Overall, this brunch meal was a bit sub-par. There are a few other breakfast restaurants/diners that are definitely worth more of my time.

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