Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lou Mitchell's Diner

One of the guide books I had for Chicago insisted that if you liked diners (and I certainly do!), then you had to head to Lou Mitchell's. Located on Jackson Boulevard, it was the starting point for the original Route 66, created in 1926. So when the signs for Route 66 went up on Jackson Boulevard, commuters found Lou Mitchell’s -- opened in 1923 -- waiting for them.

The place was so packed, when we were in line a waitress yelled out, "Who wants to sit outside?" Richard was the first to holler back a resounding, "Yes!"

As promised, their coffee was perfect diner coffee.

Richard had the smoked salmon omelette...

...and I had what they called "meltaway" pecan pancakes ('cause they melt in your mouth, the waitress advised me) and a side of bacon, served with REAL maple syrup.

I'll have to let Guy Fieri from Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives know about this place. It's the bomb!


Elisabeth said...

Nothing beats a good Diner breakfast!
Richard's omelet looks delicious!

Knatolee said...

Mmmmmm!! LOVE DINERS!!!

Francine from IL said...

You got the donuts and free ice cream for dessert, too, right?

Ronna said...

The ice cream was offered but we were too full from breakfast. And who ever heard of dessert after breakfast?


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