First I want to apologize for making the faithful few wait an extra day for this. Second can we start eating out more often? Maybe, I should make some more friends, jeez.
Blue Plate Diner
Guy Fieri of Food Network recently visited this joint to feature it on his “Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives.” Guy goes to tons of places all around the country and it’s about time he stopped in Salt Lake City, and there is no question why he chose this diner: the decor.
Blue Plate has a great vibe. Johnny Cash and Elvis memorabilia make the 1950s juke box look right a home. Post cards from around the world are strung up all around the diner to make anyone visiting from anywhere feel comfortable. The patio is painted so brightly it instantly makes you smile. This is a diner straight from the owner’s soul and the decor doesn’t apologize.
The service was okay. We were there around 9 p.m., so I was happy they would seat us. The waitress was young and seemed a little inexperienced. She was very friendly and kind. In a couple years, she’ll be an excellent waitress.
This City Weekly Best Breakfast Winner, didn’t woo me with their food. The home fries were burnt and greasy. Yes, there is actually something that is too greasy for me. I know I was surprised.
On the other side of the plate, the omelet I ordered was cooked to perfection. The egg was perfectly done, the veggies were crisp and tender. The avocado garnish was fresh and delicious.
Blue Plate will cost you between $5 and $10 a plate. They serve breakfast all day and have an extensive menu. Although, Blue Plate isn’t enough of a favorite for me to go regularly it is definitely worth the 1950-esque experience at least once.
So if you haven’t been, get on over to 2100 South and 2100 East and try some breakfast!