Took the boy to Just Like Mother's a few nights ago. While it's not the most cheery place in the world, the food is good and yes, it is similar to what your mother used to cook.
We got the chicken cutlet with french fries and carrots. It was definitely freshly breaded as you could see the egg and bread crumbs bunched up at certain parts. It's hard to explain and I'm not a food writer. Anyway, it was right out of the skillet and very good. Also, the cheeseburger delux was solid at $7.95 (fries, cole slaw, pickle).
But the interesting part was I saw a lot of people eating alone. Over half the restaurant. And when you think about it, it makes sense. It's home cooking for people who don't want to cook at home.
I love eating alone. I never go to lunch with people at work and there's no better way to read the newspaper.
With that in mind comes the return of the poll of the week. What is Forest Hills best restaurant in which to eat alone? Obviously, we're not talking about anything festive like Cabana. But when your companion is the Post, where are you sitting down for a nice quiet hour?