We drove into Winnemucca, Nevada after a brief motel breakfast some miles previously. We wanted brunch which would make our main meal for the day, and our attitude was “anything but fast food,” preferably a Mom-and-Pop cafe with offerings like biscuits and gravy and a good selection of sandwiches.
The Griddle looked like the right sort of place and turned out to be better than “right.” Skus ordered Auntie Mo’s Special: “Concocted by Aunt Maureen, Mike’s little girl, this creation of freshly shredded hashbrowns mixed with bacon, mushrooms, onions and bell peppers topped with the goodness of melted cheddar has become a Griddle classic.” I ordered the chicken salad croissant: “made from scratch daily with cashews, grapes, apples, red onion and celery on a croissant,” one of the best chicken sandwiches I’ve ever tasted, no need to go heavy with mayonnaise when it’s moistened with fruit, vegetables, and a light dressing. I chose quinoa salad with it, something different from our usual food and excellent. I’d have liked to try the mahi mahi (didn’t because it sounded perhaps too spicey for my taste) and the chicken and spinach salad and the “deconstructed BLT” and half a dozen other offerings!
The menu was fun to read with “Caribbean French Toast, chorizo Benedict, Quinoa, Chorizo, & Egg Tostadas, Golden Gate sandwich, Albacore Tuna on Focaccia, Griddle cobb salad, Betty’s grilled meatloaf…and I wish we lived close enough to return often.
Yes, there are also traditional burgers and the standard two hot cakes, two eggs and choice of bacon, sausage, or ham.
We could have ended with pie, fresh fruit shake, malt, or root beer float…
Besides Winnemucca, The Griddle is located in Boise, Meridian, and Eagle, Idaho.