Baltimore's alternative weekly, the City Paper, put out its annual "Best of Baltimore" edition last week, naming the Broadway Diner on Eastern Avenue the tops in the metro area.
The City Paper highlighted the Dundalk diner's meat loaf and its "honest-to-gosh" seasoning and firm, tasty veggies that come with the dish. (We've all experienced soggy green beans and they're no fun).
The City Paper also had words of praise for the Broadway Diner's management and waitstaff.
We should note that another Dundalk restaurant, the Boulevard Diner on Merritt Boulevard won City Paper "Best of" honors exactly 10 years ago.
The Overlea Diner (2004) and the Sip and Bite (2002, 2003) in Canton/Fells Point has won twice, so there's no shortage of diners – long a Baltimore tradition – in the area. Didn't a Baltimore guy make a movie about this stuff once?