My waitress at the Southwest Diner had a cactus tattoo. No kidding. She said it was a coincidence, but that it didn't hurt getting hired.
I had to try the new diner out, having driven by it for months with the "coming soon" sign in the door.
Thursday morning was the diner's second day open. I had a basket of hot sopapillas, served with honey. I'll be back for Jonathan's Famous Fiery Scramble.
The Southwest Diner is open 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It's at 6803 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis.
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