Farm to table fresh diner food.
Kim Bartmann (Bryant-Lake Bowl, Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub) goes full-on farm-to-table, channeling locally raised ingredients — including some from the onsite garden, “to demonstrate the variety of foods that we can grow in an urban setting,” she said — into a wide variety of casual, All-American diner fare. “Diners have been having a heyday over the past few years,” said Bartmann. “It seems like the next-best thing. Or the next-next thing, I guess.” It’s a breakfast-lunch-dinner format, and each month a portion of the menu focuses on the iconic foods of a different American city, starting with Philadelphia and Memphis. True to its name, the place is modest in size, and its most notable physical feature is the patio’s distinctive roof, a solar array of translucent reflector panels that shelter several rows of picnic tables. “Even on a crappy day, it will look like the sky is blue,” said Bartmann with a laugh. “It puts rose-colored glasses to shame.” It sure does.
1024 E. 38th St.
Daily 7 a.m.–11 p.m
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