I’ve spent a lot of time cooking in greasy dives; probably about seven or eight years when I add it all up. I love the simplicity of short-order cooking, which is basically assembling the same ingredients in a myriad of different fashions. The downside to this is that I’m unable to cope with a regular stove most of the time. When I finally build my dream house there will be a flat top grill.
Every once in a while I long for the simple food of a diner. So when I found myself in the vicinity of the Twig N Leaf Diner today, I knew immediately where I was going for lunch.
This place probably hasn’t changed in decades. My husband grew up down the street and spent many mornings there having breakfast. There are booths in the window where you can watch the Highlands go by as well as a bar complete with pink bar stools. This place is a Highlands institution.
The menu is full of basic diner fare as well as restaurant specialties. My son got a burger and fries and I got a club with onion rings. But I can’t say I wasn’t tempted by the Womb to the Tomb, the Roast Beef Manhattan, and the Kentucky Hot Brown (seriously, every Louisville restaurant seems to have a Hot Brown on the menu). They also have a chili and pasta dish called Montezuma’s Revenge and a veggie lasagna. They have classics like Salisbury Steak, Country Fried Steak, and Fried Chicken. Added to the full complement of soups, salads, and sandwiches, there’s sure to be something to please everyone in the family.
The breakfast menu has everything from Country Ham to Biscuits and Gravy, Denver Scramble to Belgian Waffles. You can also build your own omelette.
This place is like Diner Heaven.
Photos Courtesy Of Maggie Kimberl