Sunday, April 3, 2011

Cheap Eats #2

Becky's Diner is an institution here in Portland, Maine. In the Diner's 20 year history she has undergone several facelifts and remodelings and this summer hosted Guy Fieri for a filming of his Food Network show "Guy's Big Bites".

I went down to the waterfront this morning at 5:30 to see who'd be there eating before going out lobstering. Waitresses greeted all comers by name and chatted about the day's planned activities.  It's a sort of community coffee club kind of place.  If you had the time or inclination to drop in often, you'd become one of the regulars.  One waitress remarked that "Old Sam" had missed 2 days in a row of coming in and asked if someone would go and check on him.

My breakfast of French toast, link sausage, and coffee cost $11.36, not particularly cheap, but the friendly down home atmosphere must be worth something.  If you don't go early on a Saturday or Sunday,  morning there will be a wait.  She is very popular.

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