Our good friends Amy and Chris were in town from Nevada and although they had little time to spend with us, we were still able to get together a couple times. Amy desperately wanted to go on a blogging adventure, so we planned to have dinner with them at the Noon Mark Diner in Keene Valley. I usually go to the Noon Mark for breakfast or pie, but they gave us a dinner time slot, so I told them we could go as long as we ate some of their famous pie after our meal.
The Noon Mark is also known to have a "Mountain of Home Cooking." We all checked over the menu and the nutritionist in the group, Amy, was excited to see they have partnered with Keene Fitness across the road and highlights some healthful options and gives you tips on how to maintain good health. Of course, she opted out of ordering one of those and went for the French Onion Soup and a Hot Turkey Sandwich with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy.
Chris tried to order the Asian Salad, but they were out of mandarin oranges so he went with the Spinach Salad with Chicken. His selection was one of the Keene Fitness choices, however he ordered a side of onion rings to create a harmony between nutritional eating habits and fried goodness.
Like Chris, I was not able to have my first choice, Banana Pancakes. Apparently, there was no more banana batter left and so I ordered Blueberry Pancakes. I found this strange because there were a couple bananas sitting on the shelf across from us.
I thought maybe they could take plain pancake batter and cut in the bananas, but maybe they were saving them for topping a banana cream pie. I was a little sad that they were so low on produce, but Chris (always positive) thought, "maybe our choices are so successful here, that is why they are out of it." Even without the mandarin oranges and lack of bananas we were still satisfied with our second choice.
My blueberry pancakes came and they were delicious, I also really like that they use real maple syrup and the fact that you can order breakfast here all day!
Drew, not worried about fruit or vegetables, ordered up some typical diner food, a bacon cheeseburger and a thick vanilla milkshake. He got his first choice and gobbled it right up.
After waiting a bit for our check and being full from our meal, we didn't even order any pie. Turns out, Amy doesn't even like pie, and they didn't even take one for the drive down to Albany. Shocking! Looks like I'll just have to go back and sample some pie another time.