Grub Gab Returns!

Matt DiGiovanni

Anyone who read the paper last year may recall the feature column “Grub Gab,” where food reviews were written on various local eateries. This is its return!

One fine Saturday afternoon, I headed to The Elm Diner, located at 111 Elm Street in West Haven, to discuss some advertising plans. Little did I know that I was in for some good eats. Upon entering the diner, I was immediately transported back to my hometown in New Jersey with the traditional diner décor and atmosphere. I was immediately greeted by the friendly hostess, and was seated. Although not a large establishment, it definitely does not feel overcrowded in the diner.

With me at the diner was Samantha Shinn, The Charger Bulletin’s advertising manager, and shortly after we were seated, John Theodoridis, the owner of the diner joined us at our table. He offered some breakfast and, me being a huge breakfast fan, could not turn that down. I took up John on his recommendation and ordered a feta cheese and spinach omelet with rye toast, and Sam ordered an Italian Combo Omelet, which contained sausage, peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese, with wheat toast. The food was delicious! The eggs were cooked perfectly and the omelets were huge. The side of home fries was the perfect addition, and they were seasoned and prepared exactly the way I like them: broken into small, medium and large pieces with some of the potatoes almost mashed.

Both Sam and I agreed that The Elm Diner’s food was great and, in my opinion, better than many of the other area diners. I give The Elm Diner a 4.5/5! To close, I just want to announce that The Elm Diner is offering a 10% discount off the final check to all UNH students with a student ID, so be sure to stop in and enjoy the food!