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Love that Sausage Gravy

Mohawk Diner recently moved to new digs (I thought I wrote a blog post about it, but now I can’t find it. Oops). I noticed that their old digs, on Main Street in Mohawk, NY, is now Liz’s Mohawk Diner. Saturday morning I checked it out.

We know Liz from other diners.

“Is Steve on his way?” she asked me as I sat down.

“No, he has to work,” I said sadly. I’m going to suggest he go there on a day off soon, even if it has to be without me.

The place looks spiffy and bright. I admired the chicken-themed decor and perused the specials board. I decided to get eggs over medium and home fries with sausage gravy. The special included coffee and toast made with Heidelberg bread. Yum!

I really enjoyed the home fries with sausage gravy. The gravy was made with lots of sausage, and the potatoes were cooked to perfection.

The place has the kind of hometown diner atmosphere I love. The patrons and Liz were cracking jokes back and forth.

“Pay the waitress,” Liz told one.

“You know she’s a pain,” he answered.

Liz did know. “That’s why I hired her.”

She wasn’t a pain; she was a good waitress. And Liz is an excellent cook. It was a fine breakfast. Liz’s is open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for breakfast and lunch.

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  1. I ate there last weekend — the owner is crazy. Not crazy as in “she’s fun”, but just plain crazy. She’s rude to the help and while it’s clear she thinks she’s funny and cracking jokes w/ the customers, she’s really just intrusive, rude, loud and abrasive. You cannot just sit and eat breakfast, she’s got to be constantly interrupting your conversation and even yelling to you across the room. She’s constantly instructing the help to go chat w/ the customers (even if we don’t want to chat) and never stops talking, singing or interrupting. It honestly was really uncomfortable, as we really thought she’s more than a bit “off”. I wouldn’t eat there again on a bet. The oddest thing was that she seems to have only one or two creamer holders, as she would serve you coffee, allow you to use the creamer and then remove it from the table and give it to another customer. We got two refills on coffee and both times had to ask for creamer again, only to have it removed from the table again as soon as we’d used it. Like I said, just plain odd.

    • This is an edited version of my comment, because I thought some more about it. I feel really bad you had such an uncomfortable time. When I’ve been in there, I thought Liz was being loud to the people she knew, and they seemed to like it. I’ve never noticed the creamer thing, but I take my coffee black. Personally I liked the informal, we’re all friends here atmosphere, but I guess some people might find it off-putting. I don’t blame you for not going back if you are one of those people. Luckily there are several good places for breakfast around here.


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