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
The Garrison Leykam Daily is online! Read about diners, motorcycles and everything inbetween!
Listen to Garrison’s interview with composer,artist, filmmaker, arranger, songwriter, singer and performer Phoebe Legere:
Click here to listen to the full episode of Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys with Phoebe Legere and Richard Henry, owner of Phoebe’s favorite diner, the Maine Diner
The New York Times raved: “Legere plays the piano with enormous authority in a style that encompasses Chopin, blues, ragtime, bebop and beyond, and she brings to her vocal delivery a four octave range, and an extraordinary palette of tonal color and meticulous phrasing.” Legere has recorded for Mercury Records in England and Epic, Island, Rizzoli, Funtone, ESP Disk and Einstein records in the United States. Légère has released ten CDs of original music. She has appeared on NPR, CBS Sunday Morning, PBS’s City Arts, Soundcheck and Charlie Rose.
Interview Magazine called her “ a genius.”
Variety said, “Phoebe Legere is superb!”
Phoebe’s favorite diner is the Maine Diner!
The Makris Diner is a classic one designed by Jerry O’Mahony in 1951. But, noting compares to the smiling faces and relaxing atmosphere as you choose a seat of you liking and taste wonderful homemade cooking.
Listen to Garrison’s interview with Ewa Nowak, owner of the Makris Diner:
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Let’s explore that wonderful human experience: the road trip! with Stephanie Miles, Vice President Member Value, Products and Platforms for AARP
Garrison talks with Stephanie Miles, Vice President Member Value, Products and Platforms for AARP. Stephanie Miles has been at AARP for more than nine years and leads the Member Value Product and Platforms Team. She is responsible for the relationship between AARP and AARP Services Inc., and for developing new member experiences on the web for several areas including Travel, Work, Hearing, and Auto. Stephanie is also in charge of the AARP Travel Experience, travel.aarp.org, which launched in March 2014. Her number one passion is travel. In fact, she is on a mission to travel to all 50 states with her family. Stephanie is on state number 38 and New Mexico is next on her travel itinerary. She also serves on the Board of the US Travel Association.
Enjoy traditional, home-cooked meals while reminiscing in the ambiance of a past time. Charlie’s Diner, one of Worcester’s authentic diners, was manufactured by the Worcester Lunch Cart Company in August 1948 (plate number 816).
Charlie’s Diner Bar & Grill, 5 Meadow Road, Spencer, 508-885-4033