On the show, one of my personal favorites that I make at home was featured and that is, American Chop Suey. I ordered that and Helene ordered the chili fries and cheese mountain of goodness. We have been doing much better on our eating healthy diet.
The Chop Suey is a good combination of beef, onions and green bell peppers. There are a lot of similarities to the secret recipe that I have. The big surprise was the chili. It is very good. It’s not overpowering with chili flavors but subtle with a slight savory and robust flavor to it. I later asked the waitress if there was a secret ingredient that is added to the chili because I consider myself pretty good as to figuring out what ingredients make up different chili’s that I have eaten and this is a new one to me. She very politely stated that she did not know the recipe but she heard the Diner had posted it on the internet and I could get it there. I can tell you that the recipe is posted online and I did find it, however they must have run out of space when it came time to print it because the super secret flavor that I believe I know, never made it to the list . It is the first time I ever had it in chili and its a flavor that Helene's German Opa never was without. Thats all for my clues. They also serve daily Blue Plate Specials and make their own deserts with a big selection of homemade pies, cakes, whoopee pies and yes even homemade Twinkies. I was full but Helene loved it. There is only one drawback to the place and that is the restroom. The one and only toilet in the entire place is in the kitchen. So while you’re waiting to use it, you stand among staff preparing food and washing dishes. If you show up from a road trip where you have been on the road for a bit before you get there you may want to remember that tip.