May is National Burger Month and May 28th is National Hamburger Day. So, what better way to map out your Connecticut burger visits this month than this wonderful article by Erik Ofgang, Michael Lee-Murphy, Albert Yuravich, Mike Wollschlager for Connecticut Magazine: The 20 Best Burger Places in Connecticut The Library of Congress recognized Connecticut as the birthplace of the burger so what better place to be in May!
Kudos to Tim Carman for his wonderful article in The Washington Post: The $20 Diner’s Favorite Cheap Eats of 2016. These tempting treats are a great way to put the stresses of 2016 behind us!
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Over the holiday weekend, a fire badly damaged one of Chicago’s most-venerable late-night diners. However, the owner vows to rebuild the beloved dive in two months. Read the story by Ashok Selvam
Check out Easycheez Creations on Facebook. It’s a page created by an extremely talented individual to show off some of the projects he’s been doing as a hobby after his bone marrow transplant and subsequent recovery time. Be sure to vote for some of his projects on the Lego Cuusoo page by searching eas cheez and vote for your favorite ones there.
Here’s a creation he’s done for a “Rail Car Diner” that I think is AWESOME!!! I can smell the home fries!!!
The Garrison Leykam Daily is online! Read about diners, motorcycles and everything inbetween!
Whether you’re a latte lover, an Americano drinker or one who prefers to sip on a white hazelnut nonfat macchiato with whipped cream, your coffee preference says a lot about your personality. Check out this chart from the article by Neha Prakash. Which coffee are you?
THANKS to George Moustakas, owner of the I84 Diner in Fishkill, NY, for sending me the article, Where have all the diners gone? by Aaron Elstein in Crain’s. “Rising costs, changing tastes and a reluctant next generation of owners spell trouble for a classic corner of New York’s food culture.”
If you’re traveling around the Fishkill area be sure to stop in the I84 Diner and say “Hi” to George.
On the road, Google’s self-driving cars are expanding into the streets in Austin, Texas. In the skies, a 4,100-pound twin-propeller experimental airplane called the Centaur was flight-tested this month with no pilot in the cockpit, becoming the first large-scale fixed wing unmanned aircraft to fly in commercial airspace. In the cities,the Czech Republic’s concept Interceptor is a driverless police motorcycle that can issue citations and record violations on the fly. I’m waiting for the domestic hovercraft that brings me the NY Times and coffee.