As my new bestest blog-commenter imaginary friend, Melissa said (in response to "Magnolia Cafe- Not in FW"), I should try out ONG. The fact that I just learned about this place leads me to one of two conclusions. My mom really is the only reader and Melissa is the first person to find this blog, or all of my FW friends hate my happiness.
How is this not a place everybody tells everybody else about?
I had the chicken fried steak with fried zucchini, mashed potatoes and toast. I instantly wished I had ordered onion rings and only onion rings. The food was great, but the onion rings looked like something I would kill for. Also, I was on a diet and the onion rings would have ruined it.
The chicken fried steak had a light, yet crispy crust. The zucchini was piping hot with a great, crispy crust as well. Although I was only able to eat what was on my plate, I did review how people were enjoying their meals. The guy I stared at trying to figure out what was in his basket appeared to enjoy his fried something with gravy. So I would recommend fried stuff with gravy. A young toddler seemed to enjoyed a mushy version of vegetables and crayon. If you can't trust a three year old kid's taste, who can you trust?
ONG is a great, casual place with a few outdoor tables and a cluttered interior. You would struggle to not feel comfortable there. By some form of dark wizadry, the waitress knows exactly what you ordered. Or she just couldn't forget my beautiful smile. Probably not. You can't feel out of place because it seems like every type of person goes there (guys who don't like strangers staring at their food, three year old kids, me).
I've heard they have great breakfi (plural form of breakfast) but I haven't been able to verify that. Also, my diet is limiting me to hamburgers and enchiladas. A breakfast burrito would just kill all my effort.
ONG is on Park Place, just west of 8th Ave. If you go at lunch time on saturday, expect a little delay but nothing more than you would at any other place that people go to eat. You'll need the time because the menu has a lot of information to absorb. Plus, you need time to stare at everybody's food to decide what sounds good.