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If you were to pull out of the Watergate and head northeast on New Hampshire Avenue, and keep going, and going, and going, you'd weave your way through DC, cross Eastern Avenue into Montgomery County, go through Takoma Park, Langley Park, Hillandale, White Oak, Colesville, Cloverly, Ashton, Brinklow, Sunshine, Etchison (yes, Etchison), and eventually end up in Damascus. Tom and Ray's will be on your left. Tom and Ray's was founded in 1960 by Tom Bellison and Ray Luhn. Tom's sons, Gary and Rick, now run the restaurant fifty years later. And yes, they even have a website. It's the type of place where you can order two Pancakes and Sausage ($5.60), three Eggs (over easy (GFY)), Sausage, Home Fries, and Toast ($6.70), a cup of Decaf Coffee ($1.65, unlimited refills), leave a healthy tip, and still have a couple dollars left from your $20 bill. Everything (*) was good, solid, diner-level breakfast fare, without the gratuitous salting and glistening sheens of nastytude you find in so many old-school restaurants like this. (*) Everything, that is, except the sausage, which was titanically awesome within the genre (let the skeptics among us find this out for themselves). It's a good thing none of the other food was salty, because these homey, crumbly patties - sourced from Mount Airy Meat Locker - have all you'll need. Happy Mother's Day, mom ... Your C-F S.
I always try to order something I've never seen before, even though I think I'll know what it is. Last night I was at Fremont Diner, and ordered Hot Guts - which are Texas-style sausages - *very* spicy, with no beating-around-the-bush about what they contain. Also, they have a serious S-n-a-p followed by a torrent of spicy liquid accompanying the "guts" when you bite into them. They were served on a plate, accompanied by plain, white bread, house-made pickles, and raw onion. These things define "indigestion," so unless you have a cast-iron stomach, they aren't what you want to play with. (Not surprisingly, Fremont Diner also serves Nashville Hot Chicken with "no take-backs.") Jul 15, 2016 - "How John Lewis Gets His Hot Gut Sausages To Snap" by Kinsey Giddick on charlestoncitypaper.com Southside Market & Barbecue in Bastrop, Texas.