I’ll admit it: I have a problem. I’m addicted to the food at REO Town’s Good Truckin’ Diner. The Good Truckin’ crew turns out an impressive menu of burgers, sandwiches, omelets and more, all from kitchen that’s roughly the size of a walk-in closet.
Every time I try something there, it becomes my new favorite thing. First it was the Hangover, a breakfast “sandwich” consisting of biscuits topped with smoked pork, two fried eggs, sausage gravy and cheddar cheese. Amazing. Next it was the Popeye, a beef burger dressed up with house-made olive sauce, sautéed spinach and American cheese. In the words of a certain large-forearmed sailor, “Well blow me down!”
But my latest obsession is a breakfast burrito: the Roscoe. But this is no breakfast-meets-Tex-Mex-style burrito. This bad boy is stuffed with chopped waffles, fried chicken tenders, scrambled eggs and bacon. Drizzle the whole thing with maple syrup, and you’ve got yourself a savory, sweet and salty breakfast delight.
So next time you’re looking for a killer breakfast — and don’t feel like standing in line at Golden Harvest — make your way down to the Good Truckin’ Diner and order up a Roscoe.
— Ty Forquer
Good Truckin’ Diner 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily 1107 S. Washington Ave., Lansing, (517) 253-7961
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