It’s a friendly burger.
I was crazy excited about Grazin’ Diner opening up (I really need to get out more, it seems). Part of it is about having the cool looking diner on the park open again, part of it was about the sustainability of the ingredients, but mostly I think it’s because it’s a “regular” restaurant that is all about local sourcing. Grazin’ does use a Vermont cheese, but it’s a good one (Consider Bardwell) and it’s just the next state over, right?
The menu is burgers and sandwiches for the most part (meat from Grazin’ Angus Acres, natch; buns from Hawthorne Valley Farm), which come with pickled veggies and lovely fries. It’s a full-meal deal. There are a few selections for vegetarians (a portobello burger, a grilled cheese, soup, a hearty salad). If you are still hungry, there are milkshakes (dairy from Milk Thistle Farm) and “grandma’s goodies” – a selection of simple cakes and cookies. The food looks plain and good and tastes clean and good. The service is friendly, starting with Chip welcoming you at the door. The diner itself? Clean, simple and modern. And in a nod to their ethics, there are no dying cut flowers, but little crocks of growing green grass. I should put them in charge of my lawn.
They are open Thursdays – Saturdays for lunch and dinner. On Sundays it’s brunch. I heard our server explain to the next table over that they’re not serving breakfast during the week because they might run out of eggs.
- Grazin’ Diner
- 717 Warren Street
- Thursdays – Sundays
This is supporting your local farmer.