Saturday, June 30, 2007
I was lucky enough to have a local show me the joys of the Paper Moon Cafe in Baltimore. It's a very cool, 24-hour diner with excellent, but cheap eats no matter what time you or your party roll in.
The outside of the building is painted in bright blue and green with a welcoming archway displaying the name of the establishment. I got excited as soon as we turned the corner because this places just beckons to you if you're near it.
I debated between the Monte Cristo sandwich and the Breakfast Bread Pudding. Both sounded delicious, so I asked the waitress for help. At first she tried to say either was a good choice, but eventually I got down to the skinny and pried out of her that the Bread Pudding is pretty unpopular, so I went with the Breakfast Monte Cristo.
And I'm glad I did! Look at how beautiful this sandwich was. I ordered mine with bacon and it was served with a side of maple syrup. I poured all the syrup all over my sandwich and ate it with a knife and fork, but you could certainly pick up the sandwich and dip to your heart's content.
Donal ordered a side of the Paper Moon's sweet potato fries. I gotta say, these were the best sweet potato fries I've ever had in my life. I think they dust them in rice flour before frying them, because they're so crispy and light.
I wish the Paper Moon Cafe was a chain that spread to Philadelphia, but unfortunately it's a sole property and it belongs in Baltimore. I know I'll be back, it's just a question of when.
Paper Moon Cafe
227 W. 29th Street
Baltimore, MD 21211
Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week