The DINER.

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

  1. ledsled

    ledsled One of the Regulars

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    Looks like Sandy Hook


    This Red Rose diner looks like a larger (and restored) version of the Sandy Hook diner.
     
  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    yeah- That's pretty close to what the sandy hook would've looked like as well.
     
  3. panamag8or

    panamag8or Practically Family

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    If you're ever in Gainesville, FL, there are two places downtown that can't be missed. One is Wise's Drug store, where they have a lunch counter/soda fountain that makes great lunches and sandwiches. They have been open since the '50's. The other is Louis' Lunch, a little burger place that has been open since the 20's. I try to hit both when I make it down there.

    Here in Panama City, they have done their best to erase all traces of anything vintage, from hotels to amusement parks and restaurants. However, there is a place on old hwy 98 (now business 98) near downtown called Jimmy's, that has been around since 1946. Lots of great memoribilia on the wall, including old newspaper ads. Over one table is a page from the "Carhop's rules" book. No gum, tardiness costs you .25, etc... It makes for great reading while chowing down on a burger or shrimp basket.
     
  4. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    Actually, Wellborn looks to be just outside of Bryan-College Station. That's not *too* much of a hike, I guess. I'll make it a point to try to get by there when we're in that vicinity next March.

    There are a few lunch counters around here, but no true diners so to speak. I'll throw in my usual pitch for the Airport Diner at the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg - it is new, but the interior looks almost identical to the photos of the Wellborn diner. Fabulous food, too.
     
  5. fortworthgal

    fortworthgal Call Me a Cab

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    I hope you can find a photo of yourself in "waitress mode" because I would love to see that! That place is fantastic, and it sounds like you fit right in. What a cool place to work!
     
  6. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    posting these for ledsled

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    and here's the message that went along with them.

    I found 3 pictures of that diner in Baker City, Oregon. Once you see it, I think you will agree that it's one of those "homemade" diners... not from a factory, but the final product looks great.

    I took those pictures in June, 2001. As I recall, the interior of the diner was more spacious than I anticipated. The food was good too. It's a beautiful part of the country if you ever get out there. Be sure to stay in the Geiser Grand Hotel. You'll not regret it. (They have a website too if you want to check them out).
     
  7. airfrogusmc

    airfrogusmc Suspended

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    In Fall River Mass.

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  8. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    this is a painting I finished this weekend. Not the best photo of it, but you can tell what it's like.
     
  9. jitterbugdoll

    jitterbugdoll Call Me a Cab

    I found one--I had forgotten that a local reporter took my picture for an article on MacAlpine's a few months ago :)

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  10. Tony in Tarzana

    Tony in Tarzana My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Zowie! Chocolate malted please! :)
     
  11. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    This diner is a block from my apartment. One of the reasons I chose to live where I did. That and the Casablanca Video store.

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    "After Hours"

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    "After Hours 2"

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    *I shot all these stills but the one I'm in.

    A 1930's diner was being demolished, so these guys salvaged EVERYTHING beforehand and put it in a modern building exactly as it was in the old location. I have permission to shoot a scene for my film noir inside.
    The food is excellent there. They don't serve fries, only hash browns... and you get a Double Bubble gum with your bill.

    There's another diner in my town owned by the same folks, all original in the original location. It's 3:20am, so the name of it eludes me, but those with kids might recognize it from the Chevy Chase movie "Snow day". It's a hole-in-the-wall place. You have to walk down the aisle single file and more or less sideways to get past the bar/counter out the front door.
     
  12. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    "The Galaxie" was the name I couldn't think of:

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    I'm not sure who took this photo, but it's a good one.
     
  13. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    I took these pix of the Galaxie on my way home from work today:

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    the front.

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    It's hard to tell from this 'through the venitian blinds' shot, but I think the kitchen is bigger than the dining section. You can sort of tell the proportions looking at the back wall there. Half the space is kitchen, the other is dining/aisle/bar allcrammedtogether.

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  14. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    is that a barrel roof I see back there in the kitchen?
     
  15. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    I'm not sure. Should I take more photos?
     
  16. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I dunno. I mean- I know it's in a storefront and all, built on site and the like, but you just don't see curved rooflines like that in places much.

    my guess is they just really did their research.
     
  17. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    That particular one, though, has been there about 50 years. The other one, only maybe six.
     
  18. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    in any event- they both look really nifty. What kind of crowd seems to frequent them? Trendy? Just locals?
     
  19. Mr. Sable

    Mr. Sable A-List Customer

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    The Belmont is a cross-section - mostly locals. There's a half-block line up for this place every Saturday and Sunday from 8am til about 2 - which is when I roll in usually.

    The Galaxie attracts the yuppie crowd who don't mind paying four bucks for a milkshake. I've never been inside. Both these places close at 4pm daily, and I can't usually get to the Galaxie before they lock up.
     
  20. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    They're owned by the same folks, aren't they?
     

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