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Highland Park Diner – Review

Highland Park Diner – Review

Wrong.

Whoever made that Folgers commercial never had the joy of the Highland Park “Diner plate Benedict”. For $11.27 you too can get a “Diner plate Benedict”. Imagine if you will, a garbage plate, complete with eggs, AND home fries. You know what else has eggs and home fries? Breakfast. Long gone are the days of trying in vein to re-heat that day old plate to attempt to cure a hangover. It’s 2018 and I refuse to settle for microwaved soggy-ass day-old plates. KNOW <clap> YOUR <clap> WORTH <clap>.

HEALTH INSPECTION NOTES:

There were several “non-critical” violations that the health department cited. If left unchecked, “noncritical” violations can lead to critical violations. I’d keep an eye on this but for now they seem to be doing fine.

Meat (Cheeseburger Benedict’s): 1

Not a great way to start. This is far and away the worst burger I’ve had. It was flat, tasteless and had a rubbery consistency. Bad times all around. I had a tough time handing out my first “1” in the meat category but I stand firm; these burgers are the worst yet. The eggs and Hollandaise sauce go a long way in redeeming them. Unfortunately, you can only do so much when those burgers are your starting point.

Meat Sauce: 5

The meat sauce here had a great kick to it. It isn’t overpowering or too dense.

Potato Side (Real home fries): 4

Real home fries are awesome. There are downsides to the home fries though; they burned some of them. Also potatoes tend to absorb whatever else was on the grill before them; which gives them an odd taste at times.

Mac Salad: 5

Great mac salad, creamy and enjoyable. They cooked the noodles well and the mac salad really the plate together.

Bread: N/A

I did not receive any bread with my order.

Portion Control/Composition: 5

The eggs are a fantastic addition to the garbage plate experience. I’m someone who already enjoys an egg on a burger but this takes the cake. Runny yoke all over the plate? Exquisite. The Hollandaise sauce was creamy and delicious. The diner plate Benedict is as delicious as it is innovative and they give you plenty of food. Folgers can go fuck themselves, this is the best part of waking up.



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