In the 1950s, a meal was considered un-American unless it featured at least three apple pies and received official sanctioning by either a baseball player or Norman Rockwell. Enjoy an updated take on verifiably American cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of classic diner fare at Christo’s Café in College Park.
Since 1970, Christo’s Café has kept the diner tradition alive with an extensive menu of traditional, homestyle American cuisine served in a casual atmosphere. A window to the kitchen permits voyeurs to watch an experienced chef alchemize basic ingredients into palate-gilding morning meals, such as the Hungry Man, a feast of three eggs with bacon, ham, sausage, and breakfast-centric side items ($8.50), or one of a number of amply egged omelettes ($5.75–$8.95). Lunch munchers and dinnertarians can indulge in the classic 4-ounce hamburger with french fries ($5), double up to an 8-ounce cheeseburger ($8), or set their sights on the Super Big Mouth Burger, which cruelly taunts average-size human mandibles with its massive one-pound patty ($12.75). Crunchy chicken salad comes crowned with two crunchy chicken tenders ($8.90), and veggie salad complements its leafy largess with a warm veggie burger ($8.90). A limited Breakfast at Night menu, available until 9 p.m., ensures vampires don't have to go through life without knowing the pleasures of a cheesy four-egg omelette ($6.75). Counter and table seating options facilitate indoor appetite appeasement, and an outdoor patio gives diners the option of pairing their fare with fresh air and the jealous glances of passing motorists.