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Review of Henry’s Diner

Review of Henrys Diner

Our friend Ike was the first person to recommend Henrys to us. Typically, Ike is like a factory for bad takes. He thinks Marvin Harrison is better than Randy Moss. He thinks “Breaking Bad” is a bad show. But boy was he right about Henry’s Diner.
Henry Couture opened Henry’s Diner in June of 1925 in a dining car. The city fathers gave Henry a hard time about opening the diner because Diners were looked down upon by polite society. They eventually gave him the license to open the diner. In 1935 it expanded to include more booths. In 1958 it was expanded for more cooking space. In 1969 a bad fire forced the owners (Frank and Roberta Goldstein) to close the diner temporarily. They rebuilt and reopened it in February of 1970.

Hungry Henry Review
The Hungry Henry is made up of two slices of toast (I got sourdough), three eggs (I got over medium), 4 slices of bacon or 4 sausage links (I got the bacon), two pancakes or slices of french toast (I got pancakes) and home fries. Named after the founder of the Diner, the Hungry Henry is well deserving of the title. While they would have all been great apart, I opted to make a sandwich with toast, bacon and eggs. The eggs were some of, if not the best I have ever had. They were cooked perfectly. The yokes popped when I bit into it, and they had a delicious buttery taste. The bacon complemented the eggs perfectly on the sandwich and had a great crunch as well as the classic salty taste. After finishing the sandwich, I moved on to the pancakes. The pancakes came with butter and maple syrup, both of which were great. The pancakes were soft and fluffy, and when combined with the butter and syrup, tasted absolutely amazing. Finally, the home fries were crispy and perfectly seasoned, with a slight kick of spice, but not even close to too much. Overall, this was a fantastic meal that I would gladly recommend to anyone.

BLT Review
The BLT contains bacon, lettuce and tomato with mayo and your choice of bread (I suggest the sourdough). It also comes with a side of chips and pickles. The crispy, savory bacon added a rich and smoky flavor that went perfectly with the fresh lettuce and juicy tomatoes. The ingredients were perfectly balanced, creating a delicious blend of textures and tastes. The lightly toasted sourdough added a satisfying crunch, enhancing the overall experience. What stood out was the quality of the ingredients. The bacon was flawlessly cooked, the lettuce fresh and crispy and the tomatoes were ripe and flavorful. The mayo added a creamy finish, tying everything together. On top of that, the chips complemented the sandwich’s textures and the pickles added a tart and refreshing sensation.

Conclusion:
The first time we went to Henry’s Diner was during the Y.E.S. program my freshman year. Ike had been going to Henry’s Diner since he was a kid, so we decided to go there. After our meal, we returned to school for the second half of the day. Unfortunately for us, we all had to play basketball for our YES program, and after we all ate so much food, we all nearly threw up. That’s Henry’s Diner: classy service, a mellow environment and food so good you’re probably going to overeat.

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