We've loved Welcome Diner's Southern-style cuisine since the first time we dug into their Peanut Butter Burger. (Seriously, if you haven't tried it, you need to get on that.) So when we heard the restaurant launched a new spring menu it's fair to say we got excited. And if the promise of new menu items isn't enough to get you out the door and over to the Roosevelt Row dining spot, then take a gander at the new lineup yourself.
Some dishes on the spring menu, like the "new" Fried Avocado Po'Boy are really just old dishes with a new name -- it used to be called the "Vegan Po'Boy." But others, like the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich are actually completely new. And fans of In-N-Out's Animal Fries should recognize that Welcome Diner's Cannibal Fries are pretty much exactly the same thing. Except more expensive.
Also, they won't be serving red beans and rice any more, which makes us a little sad.
Fresh Spring Salad: Herbed Greens, Spring Vegetables, Wheat Berries, Goat Cheese, Maple Miso Vin ($8) Fried Avocado Po'Boy (Vegan): Pico, Tuscan Kale, Chipotle Remoulade, Toasted Baguette ($7) Fish Po'Boy: Grilled or Battered White Fish, Cole Slaw, Tartar, Toasted Baguette ($9) Fried Green Tomato Sandwich: Corn Relish, Chipotle Ranch, Arugula, Toasted Sourdough ($8) Grilled Cheese: Cheddar, Munster, Smoked Gouda, Tomato Confit, Toasted Sourdough ($7)
Burgers Welcome: Ketchup, Mustard, Onion, B&B Pickles, Cheddar, Aioli ($9) PB&B: Crunchy Peanut Butter, B&B Pickles, Bacon, Cheddar ($10.75) The Champion: Bacon Jam, Cheddar, Tomato, Arugula, Thousand Island ($10.75)
Biscuits The Carol: Kiltlifter Braised Pork, Carolina BBQ Sauce, Cole Slaw ($8.50) Big Jim: Fried Chicken, Country Gravy, Cheddar, Bacon ($9) Koko: Fried Chicken, Chipotle Ranch, Arugula, Tomato ($8) Bumblebee: Fried Chicken, Local Honey, House Mustard, B&B Pickles ($8) Little Birdy: Fried Chicken, Cheddar ($6)
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Snacks Andouille Corn Dogs: House Mustard ($5) Chicken Nuggs: Dabs of Honey Mustard and Carolina BBQ ($5) Poutine: Fries Smothered in Country Gravy and Melted Cheddar ($8) Carol Fries: Fries Smothered in Pulled Pork, Carolina BBQ, Slaw ($8.50) Cannibal Fries: Fries Smothered in Melted Cheddar, Thousand Island and Sauteed Onions ($6.50)
Welcome Diner is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to midnight.