Special for Two
King's Plaza Diner for dinner. It's a really cool old school diner, one of the few left in Brooklyn. Dinner starts with a relish tray, then pickles and assorted crudites, soup or salad, entree, dessert and coffee. Dinner last night even included an old school waitress who called me "Hun" all night. It was great.
Now if you know anything about old school diners, you know that the menu must have at least 500 different selections, from a mozzarella omelet (which my daughter had) to King's Plaza Paella for two, which my wife and I split. The trick with the old school diners is that even though they offer 500 different items, everyone of them has to be good and the portions plentiful
I never saw paella on the menu before and I was a little skeptical; even the waitress had to check the menu to verify it was there, but let me tell you, it was good. KP didn't disappoint.
As you can see from the picture above, it's hardly paella in the loosest sense of the word. But the dish did have rice, chicken, lobster, clams, shrimp, scallops, roasted peppers, peas and carrots. Once you dropped the paella reference and thought of this dish as a "chicken and rice" dish, it was really, really good. There wasn't any "Spanish seasonings" in this dish, but it was well flavored with the tasted of chicken and shellfish. I can't wait to try it again.
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