Diners, Drive Ins & Dives - Nerd Alert Part 2
This set of reviews includes another location from Florida (where I live), Georgia and Buffalo, NY.
The app that I have been using to locate all of the "Triple D" sites is created by MapMuse, and it offers great information on each restaurant, directions, photos, and a way to "check off" the locations that you've visited. You can also "favorite" some of the ones you've visited to keep track of the very special places you'd like to visit again. If you have a smart phone--you definitely need to download this app so that as you travel, you can always find a great "Triple D" location to visit.
Matthews Cafeteria, Tucker, GA
Season 3 - Episode 11
Matthews is straight up Southern cuisine at it's best. The fried chicken is done to perfection, the meatloaf is awesome and the greens are delicious. I sampled some of each off of the plates of my friends and family, but chose the turkey and stuffing served with gravy and mashed potatoes along with some table green beans that had to be cooked with a pound of bacon. The atmosphere at Matthews is pure Americana---it feels as though you step back in time when you walk into Matthews, and in a good way.
I give Matthews 4 out of 5 stars.
Munch's Restaurant and Sundries
St. Petersburg, FL
Season 12 - Episode 4
I give Munch's 3 and half out of 5 stars.
Lake Effect Diner, Buffalo, NY
Season 7 - Finale
Great Lakes states during the winter. The featured dish on "Triple D" was the homemade ham, but when my family (pictured right nearly 3 years ago) visited we went another direction.
I had the BBQ Meatloaf Bomber sandwich, which was slow cooked homemade meatloaf, topped with cheddar cheese, caramelized onion and the House BBQ sauce. My wife had the Souvlaki Salad with chicken, and my son had the Beef on Weck, a sandwich with top round of beef, slow roasted and served with au jus and horseradish. Of course we had to sample some of the Buffalo wings with some bleu cheese to dip them in. The atmosphere was awesome---pure 1950's America.
I give the Lake Effect 3 out of 5 stars.