I want to tell you about the most amazing experience I had during my recent road trip through the Shenandoah hinter-lands, for verily I say unto you that I have found my new favorite 24-hour diner, and this is the diner to which all other diners must bow.
And here’s why:
As part of the table-top furnishings it’s got pancake syrup in those wonderful small pitchers of my childhood (it’s there, next to the paper shaker next to the Sweet-N-Low) .
AND, there’s a Gravy of the Day.
The menu includes Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant prayers:
And fantastic overheard conversations:
The guy in the red shirt is comparing to the guy in the yellow shirt about something that “was not available when I got out“. . When he got out of WHAT?? Of prison, or the army, the priesthood, the Young Republicans of 1968???…one can only imagine.
And where is this Shangri-La of 24-hour diners?
It’s on Broadview Avenue in Warrenton, Virginia.
And what is it called?
The Frost Diner.
Good diners make good neighbors. Stop by here on a snowy evening. Directions: Take the road less travels by.
Sadly, Top Cat and I were passing through Warrenton, Virginia in the middle of the morning so I have not yet had the pleasure of testing their grilled cheese sandwiches at 2AM, which is my favorite way to dine in a diner.
But their Deconstructed French Toast is excellent.
(This is how I deconstruct French Toast: 2 pancakes, topped with a plain omelet, drenched in syrup.) And the tea wasn’t bad, either.