Stools and booths? Check. Prices from another era? Check. Waitresses who will address you as ‘honey’ without a touch or irony? Yep. Food + Wine just learned what Kansas City has long known — Town Topic Hamburgers is one of ‘America’s Best Diners.‘ The burger joint that can be one’s salvation from a rough night or the reason you weren’t particularly productive at work on a given afternoon is part of the food publication’s list of 23 diners across the country. Here’s what Food + Wine had to say about the KC classic:
By doing the important stuff right—meaty chili, hand-dipped malts and shakes, craveable griddle-kissed burgers with onions on fresh steamed buns—Town Topic has expanded to three locations in the Kansas City area, including one that’s open 24 hours.
Goody Goody Diner, and its fried chicken and waffles, in St. Louis was the only other luncheonette named to the list. This seems like a great opportunity to talk greasy spoons and lunch counters and eggs at all times of the day. Is Town Topic your top diner pick in town or do you have another place that you like to tuck your napkin into your collar and get to work?[Image via Facebook: Town Topic]