I thought I knew about where Little Jerry's was. I was correct, although I didn't remember that I had once eaten there before when it was a German Restaurant. As I recall the German food was not "über alles" it was "über nichts." The address is 8233 S. Park Avenue, Tacoma, Washington 98408 - (253) 474-2435. It's a teeny, tiny shopping mall . . . did I mention small?
The sign can barely be seen from the street. The restaurant is located right in the middle of the mall. Like the mall, the café is not very big. When you walk in the first thing you see are the small tables. Actually, "small" is my only complaint.
My buddy Jim and I sat down beneath the painting of Kramer. The decor is strictly from Seinfeld plus comic books and a record cover from Decca for Al Jolson.
Little Jerry's makes breakfast all day . . . and hamburgers (you can also get sandwiches, salads and "No soup for you" - yes, soup). Jim ordered a hamburger, the "Morty." It looked like it was cooked medium-well. I would have ordered medium-rare, but that's just me.
I ordered the "Pilot," which had hashbrowns (cooked crispy just as I ordered), two sausage patties, two eggs over easy, and a biscuit . . . all covered with gravy. For $9 is was a bargain. Better than the price was the food. The waitress took our order quickly and it was delivered quickly.
My biscuit was okay, which is high praise for me. The sausage although thinner than I like had a nice flavor and there were two patties, so that's a plus. The eggs were perfect and the gravy was good. I was well pleased.
I ordered a "Pigman" to go for Peggy. I ordered extra bacon and added avocado for the excellent BLT.
I brought lunch back to Peg who ate a few of the fries (good, but could have been a little browner) and half a sandwich. The sourdough bread instead of being toasted was grilled. If I had known that I would asked for grilled sourdough instead of the biscuit for my breakfast. Peg enjoyed the bacon and her entire half sandwich. The second half was passed on to me. Thank you, thank you, Peggy, dearest.
The bacon was good. Of course the extra bacon made a good sandwich even better. The avocado just adds to the richness of the Pigman.
After lunch the waitress introduced us to Tony (cook and owner - Anthony Valadez) and made us visit the bathroom . . . one at a time. A beef-cake photo of George Costanza takes up most of one wall in the teeny, tiny, bathroom.
I've been an eager winner lately trying out Tacoma places for breakfast: Crown Bar, Fergies on the Ave, and now Little Jerry's. Good stuff at each one.