Little Diner Xpress [Chicken Cobb Salad]
This little place has been on the Food In The Fox list for sometime now, but until today, we have done nothing but drive by. After driving from Green Bay back to Appleton (and somehow driving right through Wrightstown and not even noticing the town) we pulled into the tiny place located in almost the exact center of Appleton. I am not lying, look at the map below!
Small Place With A Good AC System
Anyways, the small place was almost completely filled up at 10:00. We found a booth and started looking through the lunch-dinner menu. They had a variety of salads, soups, breakfast items and sandwiches. There was also a special on the door that included 2 eggs, 2 pancakes and 2 pieces of meat (bacon sausage or ham) for $3.99. That was a dang good deal for breakfast and from what I could tell it was an all day special kind of thing. One thing I am certain about, the air conditioning in the place was working. Working well. It was freezing in the place. I had goosebumps the entire time, but did I decide to order a hot cup of coffee? Or course not. I suffered in agony.
Big Flavor in a Tiny Building
They had a Chicken Cobb salad on the menu that caught my attention and decided to give it a whirl. It included tomatoes, red onion, bacon, hard-boiled egg and grilled chicken on top of a bed of lettuce. It also came with a side of greenish homemade dressing that tasted like a mix of cucumbers and horseradish. There was also a warm deep-fried bread stick that came with the salad. The salad was right sized and flavorful. There was nothing over the top about this Cobb salad, but the dressing had an extra spice to it and added a great taste to the vegetable filled salad. It was a small kick in the mouth, but a good small kick in the mouth.
Overall, this place now ranks pretty good in my book. It was fast, friendly, clean, priced right ($6.99 for the salad) and centrally located. The only down side about this place would be going during a busy time of day. Because the place is so small, it might be difficult to find a spot. Go check it out!
Little Diner Xpress
1939 N. Richmond Street
Appleton, WI 54911