Here’s a fun post for you! Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers serve up what they consider America’s 21 best diners. Do you agree? An appetizer from Kevin and Liz: “A QUALITY DINER is like a minor league utility player: always ready in an emergency, does a few things well, and tends to have long experience spending time in weird, little towns. Our search to find these places took us all over the country, from the oldest diner in Maine to an updated classic in Raleigh and a famous writer’s haunt in New Mexico. We ate pie, drank milkshakes, and confusedly stared at birch beer for a while. But we also enjoyed some of the best food and the cheapest prices in the country. Then we ate more pie.“ Read the article
The latest issue of Postcards from the Highway of Life is on viewsstands! Get your helping of interesting stories and information that fit your travel, motorcycle and good food lifestyle served up by Garrison Leykam.
Over twenty thousand miles of highways and main streets crisscross the state of Connecticut, inviting hungry travelers and locals into the more than one hundred diners that dot the roadways. Among these eateries are some of the most prized American classic diners manufactured by such legendary builders as DeRaffele, O’Mahony, Tierney and Kullman. Author Garrison Leykam hosts a road trip to Connecticut’s diners, celebrating local recipes and diner lingo–order up a #81, frog sticks or a Noah’s boy with Murphy carrying a wreath–as well as stories that make each diner unique. Tony’s Diner in Seymour still keeps pictures of the 1955 flood to always remember the tragedy the diner overcame. Stories like these–of tragedy, triumph, sanctuary, comfort and community–fill the pages in this celebration of classic and historic diners of the Nutmeg State. Order your copy
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!
Got a favorite diner you’d like to share a story about?
This week’s edition of Postcards from the Highway of Life is on viewsstands. Motorcycles, diners and everything inbetween. Goes great with coffee. Comfort food for the mind. View the paper
The Garrison Leykam Daily is online! Read about diners, motorcycles and everything inbetween!
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.
Scratch-made comfort food using the best ingredients in family recipes make The Little Diner’s hand-cut burgers, traditional favorites and regional specialties worth the ride! Visit The Little Diner at 616 West Lionshead Circle in Vail, Colorado and online at Facebook.