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Here's some fresh news for the Powderhorn neighborhood ... Kim Bartmann's Tiny Diner is NOW OPEN!
The cute little farm/diner has been chugging away for a long time trying to get open. Well, they hung the sign earlier this week, threw a few training parties and neighborhood gatherings, and opened to the public this morning.
There's a lot of cool stuff going on here, as this joint is aiming to be a true collaboration between farm and diner counter. You know, gardens out back, bees on the roof, cisterns and composting, solar panels, good ol' permaculture know-how.
TJ Rawitzer is the chef on the line, and the menu looks like a lot of fun. Breakfast and lunch run daily from 7am - 5pm and include some intriguing bits: rolled three-egg omelets with smoked whitefish cream cheese and Lake Superior herring roe, fried egg sandwich with Butterkase cheese and chorizo, and a bunch of sandwiches including a double stacked Dagwood, a lamb shwarma burrito, and a deluxe burger with smoked gouda, bacon, and bearnaise.
Dinner is served from 5pm - 11pm daily, with a happy hour from 3pm - 6pm, and includes most of the sandwiches, a small Breakfast Anytime option, and entrees such as Shepard Song lamb chops, Parisian gnocchi with aspragus and preserved lemon, sole with braised lettuce hearts and turnips, and a Peterson Farms tenderloin steak with blue cheese butter and the option to go with loaded hash browns or a green salad (hash browns, thanks).
You'll notice a little Philly slant to the menu with starred items. It seems that each month they'll be featuring some regional specialty items from different areas of the US under the Plates Across the States program. The City of Brotherly Love brings Philly fries, Taylor Style Pork Roll, Scrapple, Whoopie Pies, and a Philly Cheesesteak to the menu.