Dizzy’s – A Finer Diner

Dizzy’s – A Finer Restaurant
511 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Melt in your mouth Dizzy's waffle

Screeching brakes on F-Line
huff and puff up the steps
away from the
scrum of underground bustle
pupils dilate to bright daylight
Park Slope, Brooklyn, at 7th Avenue
nostrils rewarded with waft of fine food fare

Black and white checkered floor tiles
contrasted with canary yellow walls
adorned with funky local art
reminiscent of an original 50’s diner
Dizzy’s – definitely not the same-old-same-old

Chef duo Matheo Pisciotta and Ben Hoen offer
Eggs Ben A Dizz, Power Breakfast,
Sirloin burgers, Turkey Burgers, Salmon burgers
Veggie burgers served with seasoned fresh-cut fries
Dizzy’s Crab cakes,
Bourbon BBQ Salmon, Tuna MacDaddy,
Belgian Waffles melt in your mouth

Skinny Hoen is Laurel to
portly Pisciotta’s Hardy
Hoen says “portion control!”
partner pats his paunch
“I’m Italian, pile it on!”
Make eaters feel the “bodanza!”
Pisciotta is the accelerator
Hoen is the brakes

Not just any old long-counter
greasy-spoon joint
Here, comfort food is is made from scratch
presented with flair.
Dizzy’s is the ‘finer’ diner, bar none.


Contributed by: Jennifer Graham, an author and blogger. She is a consummate foodie who loves to engage all her senses in the act of cooking and dining. She derives great joy from growing her own herbs. Her adorable six grandchildren make her laugh! You can find her on social media right here! WordPressFacebookTwitterLinkedIn, Pinterest, Google+

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  1. Jerry T. Johnson, Writer

    August 12, 2016 at 1:03 am

    Man o’ man… I gots to have me some of that Bourbon BBQ Salmon…sounds like it puts a whole new spin on ‘finger lickin good’!

  2. Emily

    August 12, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Those waffles look amazing. Great piece, too.

  3. doubtpuppet

    August 13, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Well this is a pickle. All this lovely food in lovely places, so deliciously described … but an ocean away. I’d love this diner! Ah well I can dream of Eggs Ben A Dizz and Belgian Waffles for afters. Urgh!

  4. Fin

    August 17, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I’m so hungry. And that flow though, excellent job to the author! I was tapping my foot while my stomach growled out a baseline.

  5. Isabella Simons

    September 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Yum! I am horribly hungry, now.

  6. crumpledpapercranes

    September 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    This looks so good. The rundown of the signature items was better. Great piece.

  7. ekurie

    September 17, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    I felt like I was there! thanks, too for reading my blog.

  8. albatrosswingxoxo

    September 17, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    “I’m Italian, pile it on!”

    Me too. I was raised Italian. 😀

  9. Botendaddy

    September 24, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Who doesn’t like waffles? Brooklyn rocks. I miss the food. Thanks to our beautiful young Donna for the like on my post.

    Peace be the Botendaddy

  10. 9agz3

    October 8, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    What can I say, you made me hungry. ? Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for visiting my site and liking my latest post. ?

    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm

      Thank you for the love back!

  11. The Gift (JJ Page)

    October 17, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    The imagery in this is fantastic

  12. Frank Prem

    October 17, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Not just any old long-counter
    greasy-spoon joint …

    Sounds like my kind of place Donna.

    Sorry I can’t partake.



    1. Donna Chlimon

      October 18, 2016 at 2:37 am

      I love that! Thanks for your input and that spectacular poem 🙂

  13. Frank Prem

    October 18, 2016 at 11:47 am

    You’re welcome, and it’s my pleasure to pop in from time to time to see what the other folk are eating (and where).



  14. Malctg - The Foureyed Poet.

    March 27, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Hi dineANDrhyme Apple pie and custard for me. Thank you for liking “Unnoticed!” Peace and Best Wishes. TheFoureyedPoet.

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