A diner's oversize booths and oversize pies have long been a beacon of hope for teens dumped after prom and frowny clowns looking for new novelty-size props. Take refuge in the crispy crust of an old-fashioned eatery with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary American fare on a weekend, or $25 worth if redeemed on a weekday, at Two Dog Diner in Longmont.
Two Dog Diner's chefs update classic American diner dishes with a contemporary twist. A breakfast menu—served all day—features applesauce-and-sour-cream-flanked potato pancakes ($8.95) and a Veggie Dog combo ($9.95) packed with vegetarian sausage patties harvested from wild roaming tofu. The lunch menu quells midday hunger shrieks with a bacon-topped grilled prawn club ($11.95) or a vegetarian portobello and fontina sandwich ($8.95). For dinner, feast on fish 'n' chips paired with house-made tartar sauce ($14.75), which obediently await mouths on the diner’s sleek countertop next to brightly colored salt and pepper shakers.
Nestled in the Prospect neighborhood, Two Dogs Diner offers elegant surroundings for noshing patrons and accommodates solar-powered tip calculators with outdoor seating.
Two Dog Diner
When it comes to comfort food, Two Dog Diner knows when to experiment and when to bank on the classics. That's why the menu has such staples as chicken-fried steak alongside signature dishes like the prawn club sandwich. One quintessential holdover from the golden days, though, is an all-day breakfast selection. No matter the hour, guests can order house-made corned beef hash, chicken-apple sausage, and loaded omelets.
Of course, another mainstay is gravy—you can have it on your chicken and waffle, as well as poured over your fries or into your pocket for later consumption. The rest of the sauces and spreads might be more unexpected. The grilled salmon sandwich comes with basil aioli, for example, whereas the pork chop entree derives flavor from coffee molasses. Many of these fixings are made in house, from the applesauce on the potato pancakes to the tartar sauce served with the fish 'n' chips.