October 28, 2011
Colonie Diner is RENOVATING and they are open for business. You are not going to miss the robin’s egg blue interior design…or was it aqua…..
BFF and I sat down in a fancy new booth and decided to get our favorite, chicken salad melt. It’s not a typo… I don’t remember where or when I first had it, but Colonie Diner is one of the few places that I know serves it. BFF ordered the chicken salad on white and mirrored everything else.
The chicken salad is chunky, seasoned and doesn’t have a ton of mayo. I had American cheese on whole wheat. It was warm, bubbly and soooo good! The platter comes with French fries and a pickle. An unsweetened ice tea rounded out a delectable meal. I ordered a takeout special of Beef Sirloin tips with rice and a salad for SO. It traveled nicely and it was still warm after a 20 minute ride. The seasoned beef was well cooked and tender; the rice was fluffy and absorbed the beef flavors nicely. The salad was a garden variety with red onions, tomatoes and crisp romaine lettuce.
Also ordered was an open-faced grilled cheese sandwich, French fries and a pickle…. which didn’t make the trip home!
I just remembered where I had my first introduction to a chicken salad melt and here’s your 1st hint: Oh, little town of Bethlehem……
Make the fork be with you…..T2