Saturday, March 30, 2013

GREASY SPOON, HOLE-IN-THE-WALLS: I Love Them!

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YOUR PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
JEJUNUS RARO STOMACHU VULGARIA TERMIT
(A stomach that is seldom empty despises common food)

IF WE ARE WHAT WE EAT, THEN I AM FAST, CHEAP AND EASY


Loquacious food people like Julia Child will never understand this blog.  Although the thought, "the three R's" go back to 401 AD and St. Augustine, the 3 R's I'm referring to will be familiar to the thousands who came from West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee in the 1930's and 40' looking for employment in the jobs-rich rubber industry of Akron, Ohio.

The 3 R's to these folks was Reading, wRiting and Route 21.  You could forget about aRithmetic, you didn't need that to run a banbury mixing machine.  You just needed to know Route 21.

IF YOU WISH TO GROW THINNER, DIMINISH YOUR DINNER  

TWIGY'S DINER, BARBERTON, OHIO
Scattered along the entire length of U.S. Route 21, from Cleveland, Ohio to South Carolina were small restaurants known affectionately as "Holes in the wall" or as "Greasy Spoons".  Mostly replaced by today's MacDonald's, a few still exist, Twigy's Diner on what used to be Rt. 21 through Barberton, Ohio is one.  Over the years this diner has had many names, "Rita's" or "Virginia's".  For the last 12 years now it has been "Twigy's".  The food has remained  quick, tasty, inexpensive and, most importantly, with friendly service.

FRIENDS, LIKE WINE, GET BETTER WITH AGE

Twigy
As there was a "Rita" and a "Virginia", I knew them both, so is there a "Twigy".  During each of their ownerships, the restaurant took on the owner's personality.  Twigy, wearing a constantly changing outlandish hat, has a personality that says "Let the good times roll", a favorite saying of mine.

Twigy's is small and during the rush hours of 8AM until Noon, the little restaurant will be crowded with what hillbilly heaven must look like.  We see a lot of friends.  Un Huh!  You will also see well-worn hanging tapestry, clever signs and funny sayings. 


THEY SAY FINGERS WERE MADE BEFORE FORKS AND HANDS BEFORE
KNIVES - At Twigy's you will find this to be true.

A CONTENTED JULIE
Along with Lucy and Ethel
My wife, Julie, and I have eaten at Twigy's twice in the last week.  We get there shortly after they open at 6AM and before the crowds.  Julie is a western omelet person.  She likes the piquant taste of their home-made sauce over the freshly made omelet.  

Me?  I'm strictly a meat and potato guy.  This morning I was really hungry and ordered 3 eggs over easy, home fries with freshly cut onions, bacon, sausage gravy over the potatoes, and biscuits. 

Twigy has a great assortment of homemade jams, jellies and apple butter.

CLEAN ENUFF TO BE HEALTHY, DIRTY ENOUGH TO BE HAPPY - That's Twigy's

The one thing you will dependably find in a "Greasy Spoon" restaurant is friendly, efficient service.  I say "dependably" because, otherwise, they'd be out of business.

People may tolerate high prices but they will eat only once where the service is bad.



CLICK ON PICTURES FOR AN ENLARGED VIEW OF TWIGY'S

Not-to-worry!  The pretty waitress, Tina, could not have been more attentive, friendly and efficient.  The order, my wife is always complicated, was easy, the food quick, the coffee hot and always full.  Tipping was a pleasure.

BON APPE'TITE

And......

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR'S

and....

GOD BLESS THE USA

                                    Amen




1 comment:

Phatmom said...

Sounds like my kind of place! Our son, James, seeks out the "hole in the wall" diners.