Archive for the ‘Diner Dishing’ Category

It’s a New Moon!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

 We’ve got a new menu!  The Moon Reuben is here to stay. Stop by the diner to check out what else has changed.

Get breakfast to go!

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

We are open at 5:30 am and can accomodate the earliest morning travelers with delicious breakfasts to go.  Large groups are encouraged to call the night before and we will have your breakfast ready when you drive by the diner.  Our menu is available online and copies are available at the diner.  Our breakfast burritos are the perfect meal for people on the go.  Give us a call… 386-2103.

January 12, 2009 – OPEN!

Sunday, January 11th, 2009


Moondance is Open!
Moondance at night

…the day Moondance Diner opened its doors for business.  At 5:30 am Monday morning, we will begin serving great coffee and delicious breakfasts. We are so excited for this day!  We have so many people to thank for getting us here.   We hope everyone gets a chance to visit us and wants to come back for more.  We welcome any suggestions  to make us better.  Like I have said before, we want our guests to know we appreciate the company and the conversation and we want to give them great service and fantastic food.  This will be quite a learning experience for Cheryl and I and we will do what it takes to get it right.  Most of all we are looking to have FUN!  Please stop by to see us.

More Photos at Pinedale Online.


Anticipation- Sunday Meals

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Update April 10, 2009 – Please see Diner Hours for the most up to date schedule. 

Sunday meals are our way of keeping in step with our mission to treat our guests as though they happened to show up at the house around dinner time and we are inviting them to join us because we appreciate the company and the conversation.  Our regular menu items won’t be available on Sundays as patrons will have a choice between two family style meals for breakfast and lunch.  The breakfast entrée will be accompanied by a complimentary side dish, choice of toast and moonbits (diced potatoes), if appropriate, and choice of beverage. The lunch entrée will be accompanied by a complimentary side dish, choice of soup or salad, bread, dessert and choice of beverage.  We will accommodate our guests’ appetites and wallets by offering a full plate or half plate priced accordingly.  A month of Sundays will be published on our website and available at the diner so that people will know what to expect before traveling. Patrons can mark their calendars when we serve their favorite comfort foods and make a point of visiting us that Sunday!  We have also had numerous recipes offered to us so we may feature “Linda’s Meatloaf” or “Frank’s Lasagna” and share even more great food with you.  We look forward to the upcoming Sundays and will post and advertise when we will begin to offer this family style specialty!

A little about what I’ve been up to…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

We plan to use the category of diner dishing to give you little tidbits of information about what you can expect at Moondance Diner. When we are open and serving, you will be able to find details on many of the fun experiences we will offer.   A few items to watch for are Sunday Menus, Monday Madness and Wednesday Happy Soda Hour so stay logged on. For now, I am taking the opportunity here to tell you a little about what I’ve been up to.  In April I became a member of Team Moondance.  Most of my experience is in numbers but a lot of my passion is in the creative areas like menu design and recipe development.  I have been diligently working in the wings over the past four months analyzing food costs, budgets and menu prices as well as developing our signature look for our menu.  I am preparing for training on a new point of sale system and learning about inventory.  I may not know from day to day the tasks I will be asked to tackle which makes it all that more interesting. I am grateful my role in Team Moondance provided me a flexible schedule and chance to spend this summer with my kids by working from home. Both my sister and I grew up with generations of excellent cooks.  Our mother and grandmother exposed us to delicious cooking at early ages and when we were in high school, we spent summers cooking for my aunt on her guest ranch.   So many memories were made with our family around a great meal at the big dinner table. Cooking at home and running a restaurant have stark contrasts but our motives for the diner are similar.  We want to provide our guests with a memorable experience as though they happened to show up at the house around dinner time and we are inviting them to join us.  We appreciate the company and the conversation. We can’t wait to meet you or see you again, whichever the case may be!