On this bright summer morning, with M. out of town, my son and I went out for breakfast. He likes diners. Two of his local favorites are about a half-mile apart – the Golden Gate Diner (click to read about our January visit) and Izzy’s Family Restaurant. Today we ate at Izzy’s.
The restaurant was crowded, normal for a weekend. Although it’s not large, there is ample seating. Dining room seating is cozy. A young waitress quickly showed us to an empty booth, handed us menus and asked for our beverage order. In a few minutes she returned with iced water and coffee, then took our food order. The menu was varied with the usual egg dishes and several types of omelets, French Toast, and pancakes.
While we waited for our meals, my son and I browsed through a few sections of the Express-Times and caught up on family life. Some of his older cousins are now parents and I showed him recent pictures he hadn’t yet seen of their children. Seems not all that long ago when the toddler and baby pictures I was showing off to others were of him, of his siblings, and those cousins who now have children of their own. Suddenly we’re into the next generation. What precious children they are! But, while being a grand-aunt is truly grand, I’m not quite ready to be a grandmother.
Our food arrived in no time, served up with smile by our friendly waitress. You know, I have a great admiration for good waitresses. On their feet for hours they take orders, deliver hot plates of food, pour coffee, and see to the needs of demanding customers. How do they do it?
Today both of us ordered scrambled eggs and bacon, served up with home fries and toast. Both the homefries and bacon were crispy, just as ordered. Tasty, hot, and delicious. Our waitress kept our coffee filled – great coffee – and checked back occasionally to see if we needed anything else. Friendly, with a nice smile.
Our total bill came to just under $10 (plus tip) for two orders of eggs, bacon, homefries, toast, and coffee. In today’s economy it is comforting to know that there are still good quality restaurant meals around with reasonable prices and good service.
Izzy’s Family Restaurant is located at 920 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA, just east of Airport Road. 610-437-9644. They are open 24/7. Stop by for a visit!