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Avalon Diner

DoobieWah | Aug 2, 2011 10:33 AM

I think Jaymes asked once where I go for typical Texas style comfort food. Maybe when we were discussing Mama's Cafe.

Well, I just discovered that Avalon Diner, (that venerable old establishment near Westheimer and Kirby), has a new younger sibling on the south side of the Katy Freeway just west of Voss. If you've been around here a while, you would remember the location as the former haunt of Southwell's before they moved over by MHS.

Apparently, Avalon opened this new branch back in December, but I just found it last Friday. (OK, I didn't "find" it, it got "shown to" me. Happy?)

Anyway, we found a thirty minute wait at Pappy's on Friday, so my buddy suggested the Avalon, just a long block away. I readily agreed, and we found several tables available.

Typical diner fare - breakfast all day, burgers, meat loaf, fried chicken, chicken fried know this menu by heart already.

Served by professional diner waitresses, (many of whom were apparently imported from the original location), the food is good.

We're putting it in the rotation, I think. In fact, I went back for lunch with my mom over the weekend.

Friday, I had the Blue plate special of meatloaf, mashed potatoes and black-eyed peas. Very good, but I liked the sauce they use at Hollister Grill better. More zing.

Sunday, I had a cheeseburger and fries. Typical, great diner-style-thin-patty-burger with a slice of American cheese, mustard, pickles, tomato, onion and lettuce. Frozen crinkle cut fries.

Have you been yet? What did you have?

Haven't? Then go.

Tell 'em Doobie sent you.

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