A Perfect Brunch at Deluxe Town Diner
Wow! I had not been to Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown for a long time, mostly because my daughter never wants to go. But she is out of town, and my mind turned to pancakes. I was going to quench this craving with a visit to a maple sugar barn in New Hampshire yesterday, but that didn't happen, so my mind turned to Deluxe. I pondered whether I wanted buckwheat or blueberry pancakes--so hard to decide. Thus, my first pleasant discovery was that one just adds blueberries to whatever pancake one orders. I didn't remember whether one should order a short stack or not, but luckily ordered the short stack (2 pancakes as vs. 3) because the pancakes take up the whole dinner-sized plate! This was complemented with REAL maple syrup, freshly squeezed OJ, and 3 slices of bacon. So frequently one decides they want thus and so only to be disappointed in some way with the reality, but all of this was just perfect.
Also perfect was the service. The young waitress (Kendall) was very pleasant but not gratingly so, and perfectly attentive without being the least bit intrusive.
As I left, I was thinking that I will make it a point to return soon.
My favorite thing at Deluxe is their waffles.. They're homestyle as opposed to Belgian, all the same batters as the pancakes, and they will put the blueberries inside them if you want.. with the real maple syrup and all that soupy salty butter on top! Oh man, I think I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning... (The waffles are only on the weekends, they don't fire up the irons during the week. Probably better that way, cause I'd be eating waffles all week long otherwise.)