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Tag: Sully’s Alder Street Cafe Sumner

April
9th

New Sumner location for Lucky’s Hot Dog Diner

Diners in Puyallup may be missing Lucky’s Hot Dog Diner, but Sumner hot dog fans have only just discovered it. Owner Brian Britton, who ran Lucky’s Hot Dog Diner with girlfriend Ruby Iribarren moved the popular Puyallup hot dog restaurant and merged it with Sully’s Alder Street Café, a longtime Sumner staple. Most of the menu fulfills Sully’s mission as a greasy spoon diner: breakfast served all day and a broad selection of sandwiches and diner favorites.

One section of the menu is devoted to a handful of dogs, as well as some other East Coast specialties. Read more »

April
7th

Breakfast finds: Granola on the menu at Sully’s Alder Street Cafe in Sumner

Grandma’s Granola at Sully’s Alder Street Cafe in Sumner is made with old fashioned oats, dried cranberries, raisins, coconut, almonds and sunflower seeds.

For the next few days, I’ll be taking a look at some interesting breakfast items I’ve found on local menus as of late. Today: granola.

I found the sweet surprise of granola on the menu at Sully’s Alder Street Café. Homemade granola isn’t a breakfast item I see much on menus at diners-slash-greasy spoons like Sully’s.

The granola is courtesy of Ruby Iribarren, who with boyfriend Brian Britton runs the downtown Sumner cafe that the couple purchased last July.

The granola recipe, as she puts it, is “made of stuff that I like to find in a trail mix.”

I appreciated that the granola ($4 for a half portion; $6 for a full) was sweet, but not overly so. Digging into the bowl of warmed granola (you can get it cold, too), I found dried, sweetened cranberries, raisins, and shredded coconut suspended in the chewy oat mixture. Almonds and sunflower seeds coaxed the flavor to a nutty tone. The bowl came with cream for pouring on the side, but the granola really didn’t need it. Read more »