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renniekins
renniekins
RIP, Friends Family Dining
My favorite diner has closed! They had a huge list of delightfully unique omelettes, plenty of honey for my toast and tea, and good coffee. I loved to go there on a lazy weekend morning early afternoon, and I knew most of their staff by sight.

I haven't gone in awhile, for various reasons. Now it's closed. *sigh* I wish I'd known it was closing; I would have made sure to go one final time.

The little building is being renovated, and it has a new sign out front: "Alex's". I hope this Alex guy knows how to make as many fancy omelettes....but I'm afraid he probably won't.
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thatdog From: thatdog Date: June 6th, 2004 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so weak. I'd probably stop eating altogether if my beloved Ol' South Pancake House ever closes.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, hardly seems worth it, does it?

(Love your icon, that guy cracks me up.)
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: June 6th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sorry to hear that. It always sucks when a favorite place closes.

Of course the flip side is you don't know why it closed. It is possible that there were health code violations involved. In that case, it is probably best it happened this way ;)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 6th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
ah...good point! Still a bummer though.
greyyguy From: greyyguy Date: June 6th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah- there was a GREAT Greek deli sorta place just down the street when I lived here 4 years ago and it since then closed. They had the BEST gyros, and everything else. I was bummed too.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 7th, 2004 07:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Yum, gyros. Bummer.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: June 6th, 2004 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Was that the one on Woodward?

Its a sad day when you lose a favourite place.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 7th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, Campbell.
jebra From: jebra Date: June 7th, 2004 08:51 am (UTC) (Link)
The Spouse pointed that out when we were driving the other day. Like you, I'm bummed I won't be able to get just one more asparagus omelet from them.

I think this is the same Alex who has a restaurant on 12 Mile in Berkley. I've never (as far as I can recall) eaten there, but I have a nasty suspicion we'll have to make our own fancy omelets in the future. [sigh]
cannibal From: cannibal Date: June 8th, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Funny, but I was just thinking when reading Karen Cooper's "how to order eggs" over the weekend in the Hugo-nominated restaurant guide, that it actually isn't very safe to order an omelet in a restaurant anyway... and I was thinking of precisely that place!

I think it is a sign that one should make ones own fancy omelets (or alternate making them for your friends).
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 9th, 2004 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought about that too of course when I read it, but still... whatever they may be doing, it always tastes good and it's never made me ill. They make nicer omelets than me.

I'm still sad they're gone, although I've always enjoyed your omelets too.
cannibal From: cannibal Date: June 10th, 2004 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
We'll just have to teach you how to make one. I actually used my egg poacher shell as an omelet pan when Justin was visiting, and it made a very nice omelet, I'm sure with that sort of help, you could make a really nice one very easily.
thatguychuck From: thatguychuck Date: June 9th, 2004 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
(sigh) And it was such good food, too. :(
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