It's been said nothing good ever happens past 2 a.m.
Unless you're in Mount Washington on a weekend after midnight. In that case, you can pay a visit to The Micro Diner, a relatively new addition to Shiloh Street that is open until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant offers traditional diner fare including sandwiches (from the Reuben to the "untraditional club" of turkey, coleslaw, tomatoes, bacon and a chipotle-esque sauce) burgers, stuffed pitas and salads.
And like any respectable diner, Micro Diner serves breakfast all day: omelets stuffed with steak, Labriola sausage or veggies; breakfast sandwiches; and French toast. Micro Diner counts "stuffed pancakes" among its specialties, with combos like bananas and cream, strawberries and, in a nod to the cinnamon bun, raisins and icing.
But, for me, the test of a good diner is the buffalo-chicken sandwich. Micro Diner offers this spicy bird grilled or fried, with homemade buffalo sauce (and a slate of homemade dressings, including ranch), accompanied by shoe-string French fries. The sandwich was stacked high, and the sauce had a sweet tang that was perfectly absorbed into the chicken's crunchy exterior without overpowering it.
There's indoor and outdoor seating, and a lunch counter that offers a view right into the kitchen.It's worth the trip to Mount Washington any time of the day.