The DINER.

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Wild Root, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Dagwood

    Dagwood Practically Family

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    Had lunch there today.

    Place in still super snazzy, service is great, food is amazing! Ghost of Raymond Chandler still in the air...
     
  2. 59KUSTOM

    59KUSTOM New in Town

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    Living right smack in the middle of the diner mecca of New England, I make it a point to hit at least one a month. I have 2 copies of "Diners of New England" by Randy Garbin. One stays on the shelf to be revered & one stays in my truck to use as a reference on my journeys. Sorry, folks, but pictures are at least a month away. I got a new camera, but this ancient computer of mine can't handle downloading the pics. I should have a shiny new 'puter by the end of May & then I'll catch up with some pics.
     
  3. p71towny

    p71towny Familiar Face

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    Powers burgers. Right across the street from where I work. Is it wrong to think they smell good at 9:00am when I'm walking into work??
     
  4. A lack of response or bad response to the smell of good food indicates illness or maybe a bad hangover.;)
     
  5. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Originally the Short Stop Diner, this place in Wheaton, MD recently closed, and has just re-opened as the Island Hut. It was built by Kullman in the mid '50s.
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  6. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    That's a nice shot, p71towny. Great subject matter makes photographic success easier, but still, there's a lot to like in how you captured it.
     
  7. p71towny

    p71towny Familiar Face

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    Nah, I didn't snap the pic. It does capture the place well though. I'm not a photographer by any means.
     
  8. tonyb

    tonyb I'll Lock Up

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    Well, my hat is off to him, or her. A local press photographer, maybe?

    I know enough about photography to know that I'm not much of a photographer either. But these newfangled digital cameras make taking pictures so inexpensive that I can get that one truly good shot in a thousand without bankrupting myself.

    I take it this Powers place is something of a local institution, then? The building looks like it has survived pretty much unchanged for several decades.

    That's among the things I miss about the Midwest of my early years, and what I enjoy about visiting there. We get precious little of that sort of thing out here in the Northwest, where the cities are generally newer and the residents are less rooted and where anything more than a couple of decades old is often deemed outdated and in the way of some "higher" use. Heck, we don't even pay off the notes on our (publicly funded) professional sports palaces before we tear 'em down and build new ones.

    But then, as was observed long ago, poverty is the friend of preservation. Most of what are considered "landmark districts" out here were depressed areas for quite some time. (And would be seen as nothing out of the ordinary by East Coasters and Midwesterners.) The buildings survive because no one wanted to buy the underlying property and demolish the structures and build something new. I hear that downtown Detroit is quite the case study.
     
  9. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    I wish we had diners in New Zealand! They are awsome! The only diner's we have here is Burger King. I like to make miniatures and at some stage when Im not so busy with kids and studying, I intend to make a miniature diner :D
     
  10. Story

    Story I'll Lock Up

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    Like a hand to glove, the Great Depression touched on timeless characteristics. Sacrifice. Economy. Generosity within community.

    Booyah has not necessarily stood this test of time.

    The hobo-stewish mix of beef shank, chicken, oxtails, rutabaga and more will be served for lunch April 30 at the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance’s “Midwest Eats! Foodways of the Great Depression.” The program runs through May 1 at Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch (west of Halsted).

    http://www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/...ats-program-to-re-create-depression-food.html

    Also posted here
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/show...-quot-Midwest-Eats-quot&p=1223187#post1223187
     
  11. 59KUSTOM

    59KUSTOM New in Town

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    Had me a fine meatloaf dinner at The Miss Worcester Diner, Thursday, right next door to the factory where she was built.
     
  12. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Prospect Diner. Columbia, PA
    1955 Kullman
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    White Diner- Tamaqua, PA. Great food.
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    under all that is
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    Blue Comet Diner. 1957 Mountain View. Remodeled in 1970s, remodeled again recently
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    Tamaqua Diner- 1930s Bixler. Recently remodeled.
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  13. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Beacon Diner. 1941 Paramount. Remodeled.
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    The Creamery pool hall. 1940 Jerry O'Mahony. Remodeled almost beyond recognition.
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    under all that is
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  14. 59KUSTOM

    59KUSTOM New in Town

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    Is there a thread on here somewhere about collecting diner stuff?
     
  15. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Another place you wouldn't believe has a completely original in-tact diner lurking inside.

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  16. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    East Shore Diner- Harrisburg
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    Angie's Family Restaurant. Duncannon, PA.
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  17. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    That remodeling business is a very sad one... :(
     
  18. Treetopflyer

    Treetopflyer Practically Family

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    I used to go to Tommy's Deluxe Diner in Middletown, RI when I was Stationed in Newport. When it looked like this-
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    In 2007 they moved it to Utah and renamed it the Road Island Diner. Now it looks like this-
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  19. If there isn't then start one- maybe in the Display Case section.
     
  20. Warbaby

    Warbaby One Too Many

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    I'm currently visiting my daughter in Johnson City, NY - spotted this diner today. Haven't tried the food yet, but I'm going to check it out before I leave.

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