Kelly the Culinarian: Food find: Booby's diner in Niles

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Food find: Booby's diner in Niles

I know the name is inappropriate, but I can't help that, nor can I tell you how it got it's name. Booby's in Niles on Milwaukee Avenue has been there for who knows how long and it's a classic dinner with a jazzed up interior.

The reason we go there is Tim loves that the burgers come with homemade coleslaw between the bun and patty. I'm a big fan of this place for the sheer variety of food available - a basket of shrimp dinner, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, baklava, corn, shakes, malts, and who knows what else.

I got a BLT the last time we went. I've had the staple bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich many, many times in my life. However, I've never had one with such tasty bacon -- it was smoky, crunchy and warm but with no visible grease. The tomato was also tastier than the standard grocery-store variety, but maybe I just haven't had a tomato in a while because of the salmonella scare.

Next time, I really must try a gyros and baklava.

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