Dinette Triple Crown MontrealSep 19 2012 · 0 comments · Dining Out
The summer isn’t over just yet. Squeeze Dinette Triple Crown into your agenda and only then can you without shame call it quits and not feel bad about staying inside. This little bite sized diner is located on the corner of St Zotique and Clarke in Little Italy. You sort of get the comfort-food vibe from the moment you get in there thanks to the friendly staff, the jars of home pickled veggies lined up against the walls and the menu itself (cornbread, braised greens and brisket anyone?). Old school milkshake makers sit patiently on the counter and the smell of fried chicken just perpetually wafts in the air. That’s what I’m talking about.
So here’s the deal: walk in, grab a menu and make your choice. Decide whether you want to eat inside or go out to the park right across the street and picnic it up. If you choose the latter option, you are provided with a wicker basket, a table cloth, plates, utensils and glasses – they even give you wine glasses if you’ve BYOW. If you happen to come by after the sun has set, candles are included! Pretty perfect setting for a romantic date, if you ask me…
Because this place is known for its fried chicken, there’s no question about ticking that one off on your checklist. We got 10 pieces – they come assorted and include drumsticks, wings, breasts – you name it. Golden brown and crispy on the outside with the skin just sliding off, I can’t remember when I had anything better than this. We also ordered the mac n cheese – a classic thick macaroni pasta with warm, stringy cheese topped with breadcrumbs. Pretty delicious – good for hitting that mac n cheese spot you’ve been waiting to satisfy. The assorted sides are all pretty standard in terms of Southern comfort food. We got the vinegar slaw which we thought would be nice accompaniment to our dishes. Sharp and tangy, it proved to be a good choice in cutting the cheesiness. While it wasn’t anything special, it did the job just as well as any other.
Go forth. Get it.
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