Respond to Review of Spiral Diner and Bakery - Dallas
Review: I recently moved to Dallas, and was so anxiously awaiting my first meal at Spiral Diner, that I went for brunch right after landing at the airport. The place does not disappoint - the ambience was exactly what one should have in a diner - part greasy spoon (but spotless clean), part neighborhood dive, part trendy and hip spot. I decided to forego the all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast (since I don't usually like to serve myself) and opted for the breakfast burrito, which was far and beyond the best I have ever tasted. So rich and "eggy" - not at all "vegan" tasting (I have never quite understood the self-righteousness and arrogance of some vegan cooks who clearly do not know how to cook tofu dishes, and but profess the paradoxical audacity of commending their bland cooking as not selling out). To me, the sign of vegan culinary artistry is knowing how to cook tofu, and the good cooks at Spiral Diner have it in spades. My only small criticism is the service, which was very slow (my friend and I did not order the pancake breakfast, and we were kind of forgotten), but this is a minor complaint (if I had been hungry when we arrived, this might have gone very differently). Needless to say, I cannot wait to try the blue plate special one evening.