Kappy’s has been in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove for more than 30 years and was the kind of old-school diner that had the spinning dessert refrigerator in the front with massive cakes and pies in it all the time. When my son was young, I remember taking him there for a birthday meal just so he could get a piece of one of those cakes.
Massive pieces of cake are off my menu since my 2012 angioplasty, and they;re apparently not front-and-center at Kappy’s anymore either. A new generation of the owner-family has taken off and freshened the place up a bit.
My wife and I tried it on a recent Sunday. The menu is still immense and I didn’t see many low-fat, low-salt choices despite the new decor. So I went with what has become my standby meal at such places, an egg-white omelette. It was one of the best I’ve had.
Included in it is broccoli, asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach. That’s a wider variety of veggies than most so-called veggie omelettes I’ve had other places. I was able to get it with a side of fruit and whole wheat toast without butter, fitting it into my low-salt, low-fat, low-sugar diet.
I did add ketchup, which adds salt and sugar unfortunately, but I can;t eat eggs without it. Great to see Kappy’s is still serving great meals — although I have to admit I miss that spinning cake display.