We had an off week last week and maybe that is why there were some glitches today, one of those was NOT where we had breakfast, Louis Family Restaurant, 286 Brook Street, Providence, RI. I had seen Louis a few months ago on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive Ins and Dives, and was determined taste those great looking granola pancakes that were featured in the show. Since Mike had plans last week, I took my wife and I really enjoyed these unique, dare I say “healthy” pancakes. What an atmosphere! To look at Louis from the outside you might not be tempted to go in. It is very ‘rustic’ with lots of signs on the windows, and a few small tables outside. Inside is just “busy” with pictures, memorabilia, and so much that you have to see it to believe what it looks like. So when I brought Mike to Louis this morning, I wanted to try something different but still get him to try the pancakes. I ordered the Drunkin Johnnies omelet. A great homemade hash-filled omelet, with grilled onions, and your choice of cheese. It comes with the best ( I rarely will say that! ) unique home fries I have ever had. The red bliss potatoes were sliced 1/8 thick on a mandolin, and were perfectly seasoned. Although you really could not see them, the home fries were cooked with bits of onion which added to, but did not dominate the flavor. I ordered a single granola pancake so that I could have Mike try it, and I’ll let him give his take on it. Mike and I each take a hit on forgetfulness. He forgot our calling card, and I forgot to take a picture of our meals. Well, I guess our readers will have to go to Louis and take it in first hand. If there was one negative, I did not see a handicapped access. A very special place to go on the east side of Providence. Giving it my highest 3 ½ + cup of coffee rating.
Normally I would begin my part of this blog with a poke at Ray. You know, something about his age, his forgetfulness, his penchant for long, long road trips to closed dinners, something, anything to get a cheap laugh at his expense. I’m not proud but it’s just too easy. But today Ray threw me a curve. We went to Louis this morning and it was AMAZING! Go there! As soon as you can! The food was great! Ray covered the homefries…they were as close to perfect as you can get. That granola pancake was so good and different and tasty! Inspired and unique. And the restaurant was just so, and I have this adjective a lot of thought, funky. That’s right. Funky. I could live across the street from this place and be truly, truly happy. Ray hit a home run on this one…And he was a career .192 hitter in high school. 3 1/2 cups!