Mongo don’t know, but he is pleased that a new food place with that name has landed in Old Town (1400 Duke Street).
We tried them out yesterday. They’re located in one of those bland 80s era buildings on the edge of Old Town’s historic fabric. Across the street lies the Shiloh Baptist Church.
Old Town has a shortage of traditional breakfast places. Their hours are 6 am to 9 pm.
Super job of remodeling, soft jazz music falling easy on the ears, lots of natural light, and a broad menu.
For me, southern comfort food came in the form of sausage and biscuits with gravy. Maybe not the best I’ve ever had (Del Ray's Stomping Ground takes that blue ribbon), but points for creativity for the presentation.
Being located in a transition zone poses a challenge for these folks, but the dozen and a half dedicated parking spaces are a huge plus.
Although we didn’t see any “what was here before” ones, it was a pleasure to see the historic photos.
As far as the name of this new place, I think the shorts and the suits will get along just fine...
Note: These historic photos hang in the small cafe, which is on the opposite end of the restaurant.