Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Towson Diner

718 York Rd.
Towson, MD 21204
Phone: 410-321-0407 / 410-321-0408
Fax: 410-321-0412
Email: towsondiner@gmail.com
www.towsondiner.net

So this past weekend we were out and about doing some shopping for some minor home improvements and wanted to get a bit to eat. We didn’t want to wait in line or have some supper heavy meal so we decided to give this place a try. It wasn’t packed but it also wasn’t empty. The atmosphere was your typical diner feel with its crisp and cool colors and nostalgia.

My Husband got the baked meatloaf with 2 sides (mashed potatoes and broccoli). It also came with a side salad. The meatloaf severing was huge with about 4 large slices of meatloaf. He didn’t finish the sides that came with it. Hew said it was Average/Good.

I had the deluxe Gyro (pronounced yee-roh). It was filled with rotisserie meat (usually a mixture of minced beef and lamb), tomatoes, and onions, along with a yogurt-based tzatziki sauce (made with Greek-style yogurt, diced cucumbers, dill weed and a small amount of vinegar) then all wrapped up in a pita. It was then served with a Greek salad and the typical side dish of a Gyro- French Fries. Their version of a Greek salad had the lettuce (a Greek salad normally doesn’t have lettuce- except in North America) plus chopped tomatoes with a few slices of cucumber, and red onion, seasoned with salt, black pepper, and oregano, feta cheese, bell peppers, kalamata olives, and dressed with olive oil and vinegar based dressing with various herbs and seasonings.

The Gyro was pretty good (even though it got messy towards the end). My husband and I both agree that this place has some great fries- they were cooked perfectly (a crispy bit with the inner core smushy) and weren’t over slated and didn’t have an over bearing oil taste you get sometimes!

We both noticed the dessert cases when we came in and thought we would try something. When I asked to see the menu the waiter suggested the easiest thing was to just get up and look- which I am glad I did… too many choices. The guy that seemed to be the owner was sitting at the counter while I was looking and he offered to help me out and took me on a tour of the desserts. There were all types of things to choose from, crème pies, cakes, baklava, turnovers, pies, cookies, tiramisu, etc. I felt a bit over whelmed- in the end I ended up with a slice of Banana Crème Pie and the thing was huge! We couldn’t finish it and the waiter and the owner laughed at us when they bagged it up.

Overall, the service was great, the food was good and the atmosphere was pleasing! I will be going back!



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