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Monday, May 30, 2011

Eat At Randall's!

 Seriously. Go there. Today.  Randall's (Malabia 1530 between Honduras y Gorriti, Palermo: 4832-5070) is a new American-diner-style restaurant that just opened in February.  This place is great!  All (well, most) of the conveniences of a diner are available in this quaint new place, things that you didn't even know you missed from the US.  We went on a Sunday morning for breakfast and for the first time in over a year and a half I ordered a cup of coffee that came in a large mug!  And they asked if I wanted more when it was low!  Compared to the Barbie-sized teenie cups of espresso-style high-octane coffee you would receive anywhere else, this was a great way to start your Sunday.

The laminated place mat menus are chocked full of traditional American breakfast items; pancakes, Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, build your own omelet - and those are just the breakfast items.  Should we have stayed for lunch we could choose between, buffalo wings, BLT, chili, mac and cheese and more.  Best of all??  All items are available at all hours of the day!  I never thought that the Denny's business model would be such a welcomed change!

We ordered and ate like fools.  Nix that, we ordered and ate like Americans.  Our plates came with sides of syrup, Heinz katsup and French's mustard were brought with the diced potatoes and my husband's Coke Light was never empty (free refills!  Can you believe it?!).  Obviously, there were subtle differences between our items and what you would see on a plate at IHOP, but the bacon was right, the syrup was there and we were happy little campers.

Don't get me wrong, this is not just a breakfast spot.  Randall's offers a full dinner menu as well along with happy hour deals, most notably the 2 for 1 beers.  The website, their business cards and some other details are still in the works, but we will give them a pass considering they are still so new.  The restaurant opens at 6am Tues - Sun, a risky venture for a place in Bs. As. considering that most people aren't even away until midday on the weekends, but we appreciated it.  We arrived at 11:30am for breakfast and we were the only people in the place for at least 45 minutes.  This worked out well for us, considering we had a total of 4 babies under the age of 1.  The place was definitely family friendly, although I would definitely request that they add a changing table in the restrooms.

We highly recommend this place for an American-style meal.  And I would love to see it succeed, so like I said at the beginning, go there! Right now. Today. And enjoy!

***UPDATE:  As of November 17, 2011, Randall's has closed permanently.  RIP, American breakfast. :(

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