Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of diner fare at Flour City Diner.
Proprietors Jerry and Kim Manley serve up delectable paragons of diner cuisine crafted with fresh ingredients sourced from local businesses. Like the Yankees' short-lived lederhosen uniform, the menu combines American classics with a hint of German flavor, gracing breakfast tables with house-made apple pie ($3.25), potato pancakes ($6.95), and homemade bratwurst ($3.95). Dinner menus change daily, often featuring mouthwatering standbys such as hand-cut fries, chicken and biscuits, and hand-pressed burgers. On the weekend breakfast menu, strawberry irish oatmeal ($8.95) tantalizes palates with fruity flavor and a charming brogue, and a bourbon-raisin french toast ($7.95) rings in the end of the workweek with a tastefully tipsy sweetness.
Inside the welcoming walls of the downtown diner, homey checkered tabletops hold up servings of delicious Americana framed by sunny yellow walls. An outdoor patio surrounds alfresco chowhounds with a décor of gray stone and shade trees. As diners tuck into hearty helpings, Flour City Diner's lounge airs the Food Network so patrons can catch up on the sordid lives of A-list cakes and omelet starlets.