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Bradley’s Fine Diner Restaurant Review: Bradley’s Fine Diner from chef Bradley Ogden and his son Bryan sports a dining room with a funky, casual décor. And don’t let the word “Diner” in the name fool you. Yes, the menu presents basic old-school American fare, but it’s crafted with locally sourced produce and cooked with finesse. Lunch boasts a daily blue plate special and hearty sandwiches like the BFD - BLT heaped with crispy pork belly instead of bacon, and an oak-grilled chuck burger with fries. Dinner selections are a little fancier. We like to start with the signature popcorn shrimp drizzled with chile-lime aïoli before choosing between the Yankee pot roast and garlic mashed potatoes and the lighter pan-roasted Texas red fish. When it's in season, finish up with strawberry shortcake with real vanilla bean whipped cream. BFD offers an American wine list, craft beers and cocktails and also has a kids’ menu for the little ones (think mac ‘n’ cheese and mini burgers). Come Sunday brunch, try the warm house-made donuts and the kitchen's take on pigs in a blanket: pork belly baked in johnny cake batter and slathered with maple syrup.