While driving up the east coast, I met my friend Ariana at Kitchen 64 in Richmond, VA. Is it a diner? To be determined, but it had all of the regular diner foods; it looked like a diner and acted like a diner.
For some, First Watch might not be a diner. It’s an exclusive breakfast and brunch spot, and it’s a chain. I’ve reviewed other chains, including Black Bear Diner, The Metro Diner, and Silver Diner. I decided to include First Watch because I’ve been to many spots with “diner” in the name and are less diner.
While driving back to Edwards, I stopped at the Four Corners Restaurant in Tracy, CA. I am always looking for new diners and this seemed to fit the bill. Tracy is a small town and this diner definitely reflected a locals place. They are known for their chicken and their family-sized meals.
If you know me, you know I’m the queen of easy recipes. That’s how the Easy Shepards Pie Recipe was born. One day on TV, I saw an ad for Shepard’s Pie. When looking for recipes to make it, I found most of them to take more time than I would like. I didn’t want to mash my potatoes or spend hours cooking my vegetables.
On the way up to San Francisco, we stopped at Maggie’s Sunrise Cafe in Bakersfield. There are two locations, and we ended up stopping at the one at Rosedale. The Rosedale location is open from 6:30 am-8 pm, and the East Hills location is available from 7 am – 2 pm.