Monday, February 11, 2008

Sitton's No Ho Diner - Monday 2/12/2008

In search of a new experience, I exited the 170 South at Magnolia. I've been reading Starbucked by Taylor Clark, and I thought maybe I'd check out the Starbucks on the corner of Magnolia and Lankershim to see if they have one of the alternate color schemes I've heard about.

But instead I spotted another all night diner! Is this area the center of the all night diner universe or what? Welcome to Sitton's 24 Hour NoHo Diner.

Many of these photos of movie and television stars are signed "To Nick." I don't know who Nick is. I would have asked my server, but as usual the shift changed at 6 a.m., and the waitress who came on duty didn't feel compelled to freshen my coffee or even smile at me, so any thought of asking questions cooled along with my brew.

Couldn't find any history on the web. Just conflicting food reviews.

You may be hoping that this is a big bowl of oatmeal. It is not. It is supposed to be sausage gravy for the biscuits. Yikes. It was a deal, I was feeling hungry and nostalgic. Luckily, the quality of this meal did not make me want to finish even one of the obviously frozen and reheated biscuits.

I mean, biscuits. How hard is that? And I don't think I've had decent sausage biscuits and gravy ever on this side of the Mississippi. Probably not so much a lost art as an art never learned. Sigh.

You're probably thinking that no self-respecting adult would order a dish like this and that it's just as well that I have to go to Indiana to indulge in the really good stuff. I hear you.

The life size plaster waiter out front was clearly the model for the menu cover.

This guy's rather lewd and knowing expression is enhanced by the actual tobacco cigarette someone inserted between his lips.

He is no Bob.

Cool Thing: Well, maybe not so cool. Anyway, I started another blog, called Curioscopy which consists of my rather informarl movie and film reviews, which I'll update pretty much whenever I feel like it. Which tends to be shortly after I've seen a movie or read a book. I've been doing this elsewhere for a couple of years. What can I say? I apparently have a massive ego. If you'd like to discuss any of the movies and books over there, I'd love to hear what you have to thing.


Hammer said...

Sucks that it was such a disappointment. It looks like a cool place.

Sundry said...

I will probably go back at some point. There are online raves about some of their dishes. Sausage gravy...that's almost an impossible thing to get right. ;)

Los Angelista said...

I love discovering new diners, especially if they have great pancakes. But eww, that gravy looks so gross.

Los Angelista said...

I tagged you for a writing meme! Come see!

Sundry said...

LA...Believe me, I was thinking of your recent comments about being vegetarian when I wrote that up!

Anonymous said...

you are just the funniest. Why aren't you published somewhere? Is the world nuts? k

Sundry said...

K...Well, I am published here and there. Just not big-time. ;)