Respond to Review of CLOSED: Pneumatic Diner
Review: I have been coming to the Pneumatic Diner since '91 and have finally broadened my dining options. I swear I didn't order anything but the All Star Burrito for 7 years! Then they introduced the Thebian Wrap and I was hooked once again - 5 years. I'm happy to report that I finally started eating more options from the menu and have allowed the cook to make suggestions and I am thrilled once again. I love that I can make additions and substitutions and build myself the best possible meal. My current favorite is the Vegan Bubba on Pita with Avocado. Or 1/2 order of the BVA on a bed of greens, no mushroom, no zucchini. Try the Grilled Slab Tacos with Avocado, good grief! so delicious. Love it! I used to order strictly the IVE for kicks but have now fallen for the Godzilla 666. Blended Frozen Espresso with not too much milk, I hate milk so I get a touch of soy. When it's busy, my tip is to grab a menu, sit patiently in the hall, and Read it! jokes and helpful tidbits sprinkled throughout. Read the parts menu - you might find a new ingredient you can't live without. I was a die hard Cucumber Dill on a Basic Salad my entire life until I finally tasted the Lummox (a balsamic with carrots). I call this place the kitchen because when I don't feel like cooking I can arrive solo, sit at the bar, order up my parts to make a dinner and take in the show! The 3 man staff is buzzing around you to serve 7 tiny tables, it's just FUN here. The artwork changes monthly lately and I've been introduced to two 'new to me' artists I adore. Over the years I've seen the eb and flow and yeah, with a staff of 3, when you get a newbie - you order will take time, might look strange, not arrive as ordered, etc... but I must admit, I've never had a dish not taste utterly delicious. Don't like Microwaves? Tell them! They write NO WAVE on the ticket and Voila! Like a veggie dish but wish it was Vegan? Done! A circle and a V on the ticket and you are in good hands. It's not the best place for big parties (> 4) but they do their best to accommodate when they can. It blows my mind that a restaurant can be so flexible and accommodating but I guess that's how the Pneumatic Diner has lasted this long. That and because I keep coming back.