I went upstate to visit my college roommate last weekend. After a night out in NYC, I wasn’t so sure I wanted to drop more money on a sit-down breakfast the next morning, but when the words “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” were uttered, my mind was made up.
I’ve often been ridiculed for how easily I’ll give up a Friday night to watch Food Network — particularly Guy Fieri “rolling out” to ridiculous restaurants and incredible hole-in-the-wall eateries all across the country. I love marveling at just how far these chefs’ creativity can go (and at how amazing Guy Fieri’s job is), so when my friends told me the diner down the street had been featured on ‘Triple D’, I was stoked.
The Brownstone Diner in Jersey City is about as much of a “family place” as you can get — not only as a dining experience, but also in its back-story. The menu is massive, the food is fantastic and the wait wasn’t nearly as long as it should have been for a Sunday morning.
Above: Started my meal with a raspberry steamer (steamed milk, no caffeine — it makes me shake), followed by four golden potato pancakes and applesauce. Special thanks to my dining companions for mocking my need to document everything I eat.