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606 East Cafe
By Cima Star








Heading out to visit an old friend after an absence of many years, questions bubble up like foam on a beer. Will friendship remain? Has she changed? Have I?

I walk in the door of 606 East Café, look around at the familiar décor, the slightly kooky menu, and decide it’s time for the real test: the food.

The first bite of an onion ring quickly leads to several more bites. These are rings as rings should be: lightly but flavorfully battered, and onions that are fresh, sweet, but not as sweet as a Sweet Onion. I am, indeed, returning to an enduring and lasting friendship. Sinking my teeth into a juicy, beefy, perfectly prepared medium-rare cheeseburger solidifies that conviction. The only change in 606 East Café is that finally, at last, we are reunited!

On another trip, I tentatively try the once beloved Homemade Chili. Chili is tricky. Among the simplest of dishes to prepare, even when made by the same person with the same ingredients, it sometimes can seem to take on a life of its own and differ from pot to pot. At 606, it always seemed to stay the same: a perfect blend of ground beef, spices and beans, simmered into one soul-warming bowl of comfort. And so it remains.

My companion chooses the Gyro Wrap. Here, it’s made as it should be, with a blend of lamb and beef tenderloin, wrapped in a fresh, warm pita, with lettuce, tomato, onion and a creamy tzadiki sauce. Doesn’t get any better than this!

The salads all sound just as sensational as they used to be. I’ve not yet had a chance to sample them, but judging by the quality of the sandwiches and wraps, I’ll bet they are just right.

606 East Cafe
36 MLK Blvd.
Open Mon.- Thurs. 11am - 10pm
Fri. - Sat. 11am - 11pm
Sundays 11am - until ?
Salads, sandwiches & wraps: $6.50 – 8.95
Beer and wine

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