A Tale of Two Breakfasts at Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville

Greg wins hands down on this one. He went for the BLT with artisan bacon from Nodine’s Smokehouse.

I lost. Big time. I went for the biscuit and sausage gravy. On a 90-degree day. What, exactly, was I thinking?

It’s not that it was a bad biscuit or gravy — it just wasn’t what I was looking for. I ordered wrong. Blue Moon is a pretty cool place, though. Check out more, after the jump.

I think I compounded my losses by ordering a scrambled egg on the side. My thinking behind this was that I needed some protein along with the carb-loading I was doing with the biscuit. Bad idea, yes.

Luckily, the Blue Moon has many saving graces, not the least of which is its hip decor.

A luncheonette-style counter in the front, and tables in the back:

We sat at the counter:

The music on the iPod was super-cool. Greg can weigh in on the soundtrack, but we were impressed.

The coffee comes in these cool speckled cups:

And that BLT? Just great:

It was one of the simpler things on the menu, which includes mostly diner food — but good twists on it. Like “Huevos Bluemoonos,” a meatloaf platter with mashed potatoes, jambalaya, a sesame-steak stir fry and a lamb sandwich with provolone and caramelized onions.

The diner also does live music at night, and we saw a line of about 20 people waiting to get in the night before — so it must be good music, too.

The 411 on Blue Moon Diner: An old pancake house and luncheonette that has kept up with the times by becoming a hipster diner with swivel stools and made-from-scratch food. The menu is heavy on breakfast and lunchy items, and the BLT swings both ways on that front. Live music and a wine list make it a good spot for late-nights, too. 512 W. Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903-5542. 434-980-6666.

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