The Bulldog Diner has been around a little while in Greenwood, on the somewhat unusually shaped downtown square. Boo Polk bought the place in 2013 and has added her touch to it. That touch, I'm guessing, happens to be the pies.
But I'm getting ahead of myself.
I mention that because the front door is not the front door and you have
The remnants of the lunch crowd were dining. We were asked to find out own seat. Our waitress brought us menus to look through while we got our bearings. She was patient with us while we cleared our heads, ordered beverages and decided on some Texas toothpicks. And we were patient when we discovered that the appetizer was unavailable. So Grav jumped on the idea of fried pickles.
And that's when the looking began.
I supposed metropolitan folks have gotten use to seeing people shoot their food with cameras and phones, but the idea seemed to be foreign to these Greenwood diners, who glanced at us and openly talked about what we were doing.
And yes, even confronted with a menu full of burgers, salads and dinner plates, I went for... a chili dog.
Judge me if you wish, but every once in a while even I want a good sopping
And so were the onion rings, which I was bound to get one way or another.
By this point, no one was eating in the restaurant. Not that the food wasn't good, but the two tables of people who'd come in after we had were gawking at what we were doing, openly watching us switching plates and taking photos. I noticed. Grav noticed. It's funny.
That'd be enough to say hey, drop in and check out this restaurant. But then we decided to try the pie.
Grav went with the coconut cream pie... which was lovely and decadent. Coconut in the body of the pie. Coconut in the creamy bits. Coconut creamy and frosty, light and almost airy. This was a pretty dang good coconut cream pie.
That made a good pie stupendous.
Think about it -- buttery coconut custard with the almost citrus ting of buttermilk in a homemade crust. Can you think of anything that would be better? Anything? I thought not.
This is the sort of pie one injures oneself on. It was just exactly the sort of pie one should consume to brace for a cold front, or to warm a heart. It's almost shareable.
We'll probably return in a few months to try the dinners... which includes country fried steak and country pit ham. For now, it's back on the road for us. For you, here's a great place on Highway 10 in Greenwood to drop in on when you're in the area.
Boo's Bulldog Diner
3 Main Street
Greenwood, AR 71936