I've enjoyed the MG (10th and Fitzwater) for breakfast for years but never made it to dinner. Recently they advertised that they had the chef from Judy's and were featuring Meat Loaf and pecan encrusted trout and Blue Plate Specials. Since the Veal and Pork Meatloaf at Judy's was a fav and the recipe there changed at least a year ago we went to MG last night.
It's BYOB which automatically makes it a bit cheaper.
The menu was short. The meat loaf at MG is listed as "Turkey Meatloaf" so we passed on it. It's $13.00 al a carte.
The Blue plate was up our alley! It was soup or salad - we both chose salad which was huge bowl of mixed greans in great dressing. Entree was boneless chicken breast - large - covered with a light tomato sauce, a HUGE serving of VERY RICH mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. Not gourmet by any means but good diner food.Bread came with olive oil. For dessert we had choice of Banana Cream Pie or Banana Cream Pie . Home made and rich with whipped cream on time. We passed on coffee. The whole blue plate dinner was $14.50 price fixe. It was pouring rain so not full but pretty busy anyway.
In summary, it won't replace Judy's original meatloaf but is a friendly place to dine at a moderate price. A la carte desserts (including a piece of homemade carrot cake which 3 people could share) were $4.00.
I didn't see what side salads were running.
I'm still waiting to see if ANYONE has been to the new Napoleon Cafe on South St. There's never anyone in there when I walk by.