Mary’s Gourmet Diner is one of my favorite places. It’s an adorable restaurant across from Black Mountain Chocolate and serves organic breakfast/brunch/lunch items. It’s my boyfriend and I’s favorite Sunday fun day place. I love it because the people are so fun and quirky. The wait staff are some of the sweetest people I have ever met. We have talked about Sailor Moon (I tend to wear my cutesy anime Hot Topic dresses whenever I go), horoscopes, mild magic/natural remedies, to cool places to check out on dreary Sunday afternoons that remind me of what I imagine London is like. It’s one of the quirkiest places I have ever been to. I mean where else will you find a mannequin to eat with you outside?
I suspect it was a bank due to exterior (pic below) and am excited to investigate it. I have scheduled two different interviews with the owner, but she had to cancel due to sickness 😦
Here’s a cute pic of the front entrance:
Mary’s connects with the arts community because it is located in the Arts district. They sell many local items from organic local farms to crocheted items from someone’s great-great grandma. They present a unified community of weird and I’m glad I can fit into their puzzle of quirkiness and glitter.
Outsider perspective: C. McCarthy
Q: What is the first thought that comes to mind when I say Mary’s Gourmet Diner?
A: Mary Babcock, because I live in Babcock.
Q: Why haven’t you been to MGD?
A: I haven’t heard of it — until today.
Q: Do you think you’ll be going anytime soon?
A: I don’t know, perhaps soon.
Q: If you could be a breakfast food, which would you be?
A: Chocolate Chip Pancake, because they’re good. I didn’t want to say bacon because then technically I would be a pig.
Q: What could persuade you to go to MGD?
A: More info about the location, prices, and the menu.
Q: What does the word community mean to you?
A: A group of people living in close proximity.
(I’m interviewing my inside perspective this Wednesday)