by Kat Robinson
The folks at 65th Street Diner are well cognizant of this idea. They serve up a hot meat and two veg lunch every day, along with salads and burgers and some of the best pie you’ll ever find in a cooler case.We’ve talked about the 65th Street Diner before, back in January of last year when I was doing my diner tour. I still stand by the idea that their fried chicken should be in the top 10 of fried chicken purveyors in this state. And that coconut meringue pie… is divine.
In fact, coconut meringue is almost what I decided to choose for this particular week’s Pieday. The coconut meringue at 65th Street diner is rich, custardy and substantial. From its toasted coconut top through its foamy meringue all the way down to its impossibly silky custard, it’s a great pie.
While she decided that coconut meringue pie was the way to go, I was intrigued by the lemon icebox. So I went ahead and ordered it with my meal.
The chicken spaghetti was of course the most nourishing, comforting food you could find anywhere… that didn’t surprise me at all. I liked it paired up with the zucchini sticks (I am a sucker for anything zucchini) and I cleaned my plate.
So when it came to the pie, I unwrapped my slice
But that’s okay, because the lemon custard in the pie is so sweet and so tartly strong that it needs the null quality of the meringue to give a little relief from the citrus onslaught. It’s a very strong flavor, very palate cleansing and somehow cooling at the same time. I like it.
You'll find the 65th Street Diner on, imagine this, 65th Street, a couple blocks west of I-30. (501) 562-7800.