The OP on cold weather sandwiches had me remembering all the great sandwiches my family & I have enjoyed in diners..and the road food...and the pies....rice pudding...creature comfort foods for sure but diner food really is different than any other sort of food stop you can make. And, like food trucks, some diners really have exciting menus and unexpected choices and others remain true to their 50 years in the business and never change the menu (except maybe the prices!).
My favorite diner has a long list of eggs benedict selections that I'm still working through. The jambalaya benedict was the last one I tried and it was killer good, spicy and rich. They also do a hash brown that just rivals other diners-crispy outside, creamy inside potato and just the right mix of onion and grease. Another diner I love has those snap pickles and vinegary coleslaw that's worth the trip just for those two sides.
So, CH's what do you order from your favorite diner, what time do you tend to go to a diner (I'm a 2am post concert, Sunday breakfast road stopper kinda gal) and what sets your diner apart from the rest?