Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sugar 'N Spice

We headed out on another road trip to try a new place for lunch. One of my co-workers said that we had to try a new place that he stumbled upon called Sugar 'N Spice. It is only about 10 minutes from downtown on Reading Road. From the outside it looked like a nice hole in the wall diner, and when we walked in, sure enough it was a hole in the wall diner. The first thing that hit me was the amazing smell of fresh cooked breakfast. It reminded me a lot of the smell of Frisches or Price Hill Chili.

those mints were 3 for 5 cents, I thought that was awesome.

I loved all the artwork on the walls.

I knew going in, since my co-worker told me, that their Whispy Thin Pancakes were their signature item. So of course I had to get them. I got those and a side of hash browns, which I thought were going to be diced potatoes, but found out those were the home fries and the hash browns were the thin straws of potatoes. None the less, they were still good. The pancakes were very good, but nothing too special. I think I would have enjoyed a fluffier pancake, maybe the banana pancake which I have never had, or even their belgian waffle.

Obviously there is a lot to try and I bet it is all good. BUT when I go back, I will definitely be trying one of their insanely, huge omelettes. It looked like the size of a Chipotle burrito! I may not be able to eat breakfast that morning if I am going to attempt to finish it by myself. I saw the waitress bringing it out for someone else and I thought it might have been rude to go up to him and ask him if I could take a picture of the masterpiece. I guess you'll just have to go there to see it for yourself, or wait until I go back and take a picture of the one I order.

This type of a place is a place that I wish I lived within walking distance to. They just really make you feel like you aren't an outsider and that it isn't your first time being there. It would be a perfect hangover spot to go to after a long night of drinking and you just want some delicious home cooked breakfast food to heal the wound.

This was their register, it only goes up to $49 hahaha

All in all it was a great experience and if it was closer, I would go there all the time. We will hopefully go back somewhere down the road so I can try one of those omelettes.

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  1. Come back real soon. I've made a few changes since March 25th with more planned but don't worry all the food including the huge fluffy omelettes haven't really changed sice 1941.

  2. Hi Corey!

    I love your blog. I just found out about it today!... I wanted to tell you that while I went to Xavier that three of my best college friends and I went to Sugar 'n Spice as many times as possible. Our personal favorite treat was Cheezy Gritz!!!!!!! It was and is to die for! And of course the girls liked the wispy thins too (I personally have never tried them... I'm just not a pancake fan in general). Thanks for blogging! I'll be back to visit quite often...


    PS Joe and I would love to have dinner with you and your Jo sometime soon! Check ya later~!

  3. Awesome Lauren!! I am glad you enjoy the blog.

    Let me know when you aren't so busy with your school stuff or you need a break and we can set up a night to go to dinner!