Friday, June 16, 2017

Austin, TX Edition: 24 Diner

24 DinerFarm-to-table comfort food 24 hours a day? I mean, yes. Please. 
We were inspired by the classic diners of the ’50s. A place for people to come meet, eat, drink and have fun. Only this is Austin — so we left out the standard cookie-cutter diner stuff. No fluorescent lights, chrome or a cheesy refurbished jukebox in the corner. We blended a mid-century modern design with a big helping of Austin eclectic. Just like our food, it’s a unique blend of ingredients that’s delightfully unexpected. 
Our crew is uniquely inspired as well. Chef and Texas native Andrew Curren was valedictorian of his class at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and worked alongside top chefs such as Danny Meyer and Jonathan Waxman. In fact, all our partners are Texans with discerning palates. We offer local, farm-to-table and organic produce whenever possible and quality food prepared immaculately. 
Come hungry any time of the day — or night. Our chef-inspired comfort food will make you happy whether you’re craving chicken and waffles, veggie hash, meatloaf with sweet onion gravy or a tasty bacon Gorgonzola burger (try it with a fried egg on top). You’ll get extra grins if you order one of our decadently rich milkshakes — or a pint of craft beer or glass of boutique wine — to top it off. 
Good atmosphere. Good people. Good food. Good drink. All in one convenient location at the corner of 6th and Lamar. The fact we’re neighbors with Austin icon Waterloo Records, well, that just makes it even cooler.
24 Diner24 Diner is a very cool, very orange diner known for its chicken and waffles. It has been awarded time and time again for its classic - yet inspired - food, so I needed to make a trip here pronto.

24 Diner
When you hear the word diner, you probably think greasy spoon. 24 Diner is anything but. Essentially, we took all the elements of the concept we liked — classic American cuisine, good service, fun atmosphere — and turned it up about 10 notches. We offer chef-inspired comfort food, local & organic fare, a full bar and a killer beer & wine list. A finer diner, if you will. And you can stop in anytime. We’re open 24 hours a day and located downtown in the heart of Central Austin at 6th and Lamar.
24 Diner

The breakfast menu is always served, and there's where you'll find the dish: CHICKEN & WAFFLE Marinated, boneless, skinless fried chicken breast & thigh, brown sugar butter. Oh, and that Belgian Waffle? Made from yeast-risen dough with butter, Madagascar vanilla & raw sugar. Grade A light amber Michigan maple syrup.

24 DinerThis is just the small serving - and thankfully I did that - because it was more than enough. The chicken is perfectly crispy and moist and just delicious. That waffle is light and fluffy and once you top everything with maple syrup, and it's just a dream come true. Best chicken & waffles I've had. The perfect chicken - free of mess or chewy or fatty bits - just makes it. You won't regret it.

24 DinerGrade: A
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