2915 Douglas St.
I have always been curious about Spoons Diner. I go by it on the bus every day on my way to work. I tend to avoid restaurants inside of hotels with the exception of a few hotels downtown. BUT, I had a Groupon for Spoons, so I invited a colleague of mine to come for brunch/lunch with me last month.
Spoons has a Floyd’s-ish influence, and it definitely fits in with the whole diner theme. It was very casual. The servers were both women, and a bit rough around the edges, but I like that. Straight-shooters, down to business, and a bit of crass humour. Love it. Great coffee off the bat, and they filled it up without us asking.
I asked her what the special was for the day, and it sounded intriguing. Sufferin’ succotash eggs benedict. I’ve heard the term succotash dropped on tv food shows but I didn’t know what they were referring to. Essentially a succotash is beans and corn. Succotash most typically is lima beans with roasted corn, originating from the Narragansett language , msickquatash, meaning ‘boiled corn kernels’. Beans and corn are definitely not something I would have thought of pairing with eggs so I was excited to try it. SB tried the steak benny. While we waited for our food, we passed the time by with a few games of Trivial Pursuit trivia cards that were on our table, filthy but whimsical.
The food arrived and they were huge portions. The eggs were poached just how I like them. The hollandaise was better than most I’ve tried. The beans and corn were genius, I’m going to have to try that at home.
This is a no-frills diner, but I would definitely come back for breakfast. It felt welcoming and I was pleasantly surprised by the food.