Last week, while sampling the tenderloin at The No Wake Zone, I ran into Scott and Tammy Senti, MBIP pals and owners of The 50’s Diner, which we visited last January, almost a year ago! Hard to believe that much time has gone by! Scott and Tammy invited me to stop by and try their tenderloin and you know what? That’s just what we’re going to do, buckaroo!
And off we go, lots of traffic out today and it's really bright, I need to look into getting some prescription sunglasses.
Let's obey the sign and snag a seat in here.
I came here at 1:30 in the afternoon, figuring that would be an off time, but it's pretty busy in here. Plenty of seats at the counter though, so let's go sit up there.
Here's the view from where I sit. The waitress on the right is thinking, "Why is that bozo taking pictures of us?"
Here's our pretty waitress for the day, Charity. Is that an award-winning smile or what?
This wasn't here last year. I like the painting, and I'm sure that's Elvis on the far right with James Dean shooting pool and Marilyn Monroe to the far left. But who's the guy chalking the cue stick? It kind of looks like Chevy Chase! Anybody got any ideas? Bueller? Bueller...Bueller...
They're busy back there in the kitchen creating the tasty dishes on the menu. I see a familiar face back there...
A view of the marble counter from the other end.
Comfortable booths line the outer walls for your dining pleasure.
There's more booths over here to the right of the counter.
I love this classic jukebox in here.
There's lots of classic and vintage posters and artwork on the walls including this one featuring the Rat Pack. Dino, Sammy and Frankie!
All this is new, I love the glowing TV dinners to the left and right!
Meanwhile back at the counter, the first course is served. I got a bowl of chicken noodle soup and it was really good. I like the fact that the noodles were big and bold and the soup itself was a tasty broth.
Look out, here's the main course and the star of today's show, the tenderloin at The 50's Diner! As you can see, it just fits the plate and the onions are chopped, which is a nice touch. The bun looks perfectly toasted as well, let's try it out!
Really delicious! It's lightly breaded, crispy on the outside and filled with juicy porky goodness on the inside. A wonderful tenderloin!
I made it halfway through and had to surrender the other half to a "to go" box.
One of the many unique things about the 50's Diner is that there's a huge gift shop opposite the dining area.
If you come here with children, the smart move is to start here and buy them a stuffed animal or a toy to keep them occupied while waiting for your food.
On my way out I said goodbye to Scott and Tammy and thanked them for a delicious tenderloin and a fun time as always at The 50's Diner.
The following day, I stripped of the remaining bun and added a little of the magic Kathy in Cleveland mustard and ate the remaining patty cold for lunch. Even better the second time around! We'll see you all tomorrow!
Three Porky Pigs, a delicious tenderloin in a really fun and unique atmosphere.
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Bonus Holiday MBIP Mail!
Yesterday I got three pieces of holiday mail, two of them were delivered to the wrong mailbox and I received them late as the person who's mailbox they got stuck in was out of town. Anyway, here they are!
A 3D, Happy 2014 New Year's House! Too cool!
Vintage Gumby sticker which I immediately stuck on the MBIP refrigerator! A lovely addition to the many Gumbys in existence here at MBIP Headquarters!
Next up was a card from MBIP pal and mustard supplier, Kathy in Cleveland. When I saw the word, "Fragile," I immediately flashed to the classic scene in A Christmas Story. The phrase, "It's A Major Award," went over my head and I didn't think anymore about it and ripped it open. I wondered if there was a little bottle of mustard inside.
Here's the card Kathy sent, cute!
I opened it up and check it out, a magnet of the lamp in A Christmas Story! No wonder she wrote, "Fragile." Ha! Kathy explained that the movie was filmed in Cleveland and the house is now a museum devoted to the movie. I gotta get back to Cleveland one of these years!
I put Kathy's magnet next to Max's sticker...
And Joe and Ilisha's New Year's House goes up on top! Thanks to Joe, Ilisha, Max and Kathy for sending me these fun holiday goodies! And thanks to all of you for reading and commenting this past year! Happy New Year, everyone!