Ode to Cozy Soup-N-Burger
Whenever I think of the quintessential 24 hour Greek diner, I always think of Belushi and Akyroyd's "cheeburger cheeburger, no fries cheeps, no coke pepsi" routine. Everyone has a Greek diner that they consider a second home, whether it be for a huge breakfast, giant "cheeburger" or a midnight snack. As the name implies, Cozy Soup-N-Burger is just that-a second home. I've learned diner lingo as I've watched my daughter's tastes develop-GAC pronounced "Jack" (Grilled American Cheese) to a whiskey down BLT dry (toasted rye bacon lettuce tomato hold the mayo). The burgers may not win a burger bash but they're huge with 50 choices of toppings (try one with a sunny side up, I mean fried egg, on top). Everything is cooked to order and George, the head waiter, has trained everyone to make shakes and egg creams "like an old Jewish man from Brooklyn". The pancakes are as light as they are large. Hash browns are old school. So slide into a vinyl booth, morning, noon or midnight, order an Adam and Eve on a raft and enjoy.