Only a few things about America make sense to me.
1) You can turn right on red
2) Hot sauce
3) 24HR FUCKING DINERS
It was Pride weekend. It was also 2am. I’d just spent 90min in a club watching 4 dudes dance to Cher in tiny blue booty shorts, and I was getting drunk-hungry.
Given the circumstances, what’s the best thing that could exist right now?
Cue trumpets. It’s Orphan Andy’s 24hour Diner. And what was I going to order? A grilled cheese of course, with a side of mediocre pickles. Fuck yes.
This meal looks basic because it was. A grilled cheese with pickles isn’t exactly going to win a Michelin star anytime soon, but sometimes life isn’t about bougie food stars (and Pride weekend definitely isn’t), it’s about cheese. And mediocre pickles. Going in my belly, while I’m drunk. The french fries didn’t hurt either.
A dinner of fucking champions
I’m totally ok if American Diners are the USA’s only valuable offering to the world. This one was adorned with spectacular decor and the wait staff were hilariously unamused by the Pride weekend ruckus rolling through. But at least it made for some sweet Instagram story.
Pride makes everything look great
Find ’em on Yelp. Give ’em some love. This place is a Castro institution and I look forward to my next 2am visit.