A diner's oversized booths and oversized omelets have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-sized props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $15 worth of time-tested American fare at Sugar n' Spice restaurant.
Sugar n’ Spice first opened its doors in 1941, and its breakfast, lunch, and now dinner offerings haven't changed much since. Steven Frankel, the restaurant's new owner, and fifth overall, attributes this consistency to the unstoppable allure of signature items such as wispy-thin pancakes ($4 for four), and also to the hysterical, screeching silly-putty riots that broke out the last time the menu underwent a significant change. Feast on inventive, recipe-guarded dishes such as the spinach and mozzarella Popeye omelet ($6.25) and the two-egg, sausage-bacon-and-more platter known as the slaughterhouse five ($10.25), a favorite among Ohio's expanding Tralfamadorian population. Lunch at Sugar n' Spice sees a close clique of sandwiched meats sitting in the menu's coolest spots; the muffin burger ($4.75) is a quarter-pound beef patty set on a toasted English muffin with grilled onions and cheese, while the chicken not-so-little ($5.75), six ounces of teriyaki-grilled chicken breast, finally grows out of its melodramatic "sky is falling" phase via the life transition of getting devoured.
Sugar n' Spice, still delighting generations worth of locals and passers-through, has inspired countless theories of why and how its omelettes have stayed so fluffy for so many decades. Despite such varied posits as a 1941 pact with a coven of sentient corn men and an illegal supply of golden goose eggs, the truth probably lies in the diner’s talented chefs and consistently high-quality ingredients. Use today's Groupon for steadily tasty dining and a near-guarantee of having a great conversation at Sugar n' Spice.
- Sugar ’N Spice has long been a CityBeat staffer’s prime spot for late-morning night-afters. The menu item of choice? How about the Bacon and Cream Cheese Omelette, which is good enough to rouse even the most dedicated of partiers. Well, that and the endless cups of coffee so faithfully refilled by S&S’ dedicated staff. – CityBeat
- Great pancakes. All kinds of potatoes to love. Fair prices. And the service has been there forever and knows how to do it right. – Chris, Urbanspoon
4381 Reading Rd.
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