They say you don't know what you've got until it's gone, and they're right, which is why the Jonas Brothers are all still virgins. Recognizing she'd rather fill your belly than hammer nails, the owner of Great Taste Diner, now open
From a women who's just getting back in the restaurant biz after a stint working construction, GTD's an esoteric breakfast-thru-dinner diner slinging a Peruvian-leaning menu (with a few Mexican twists) in the simply stated 20-seat former Danny's Diner spot overhauled w/ six tables, tile floors, deep red/orange walls, and a handful of counter seats who constantly insist you stand. Peruvian highlights include sliced fried pork Butifarra w/ a lemon onion salad and sweet potato chips, Lomito Saltado (soy-marinated steak sauteed with onions/tomatoes and served w/ thick-cut fries and white rice), and Parihuela, a tomato-based seafood chowder stocked w/ scallops, mussels, and white fish, which looks super awkward in baggy nets. There's also crispy fried tilapia topped with a jalapeno/onion/cilantro Solerito salad; a 10oz sirloin w/ jardinera rice; and prawns that're cooked in a yellow pepper garlic sauce and plated w/ boiled yucca, called Shrimp in Aji, also Emilio Estevez's documentary about an eye-opening visit to Aji.
As it is still a diner, GTD slings all your fave greasy spoon bacon-heavy breakfast/lunch eats like classic BLTs, tuna melts, homemade soups, and even make-your-own omelets -- cause who knows, you calling the culinary shots could be the ultimate Cinderella story.