Last Thursday I was driving back home to Pittsburgh from New York City. I was looking for coffee and exited from Interstate 78. Drove a few miles and couldn’t find any and ended up turning around on US Route 22. I looked over my shoulder and saw the early morning sun hitting the shiny diner. Did a little research and found a listing on a blog all about Endangered Diners in New Jersey. If you have a dream of saving a diner, this might be the place for you. Once you cut through the underbrush and greenery you’ll be able to decide. Seriously, it is sad to see such ruin and decay. Breakfast in a decent diner is my dream meal. Well, one of them. I like all things DINER. You can see a close-up photo on the link above or here.
When I get home from school I put the kettle on and make a cup of tea. Or a cuppa as some friends say. Unwind.
And I sit at the kitchen table, wait for the water to boil. I saw the fruit bowl reflected in the diner print.
I am sure it has been there before but today I saw it.
Urbanspoon gave it a 93 % positive rating. Check it out here. Next time I visit I will photograph the interior. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes or breakfast all day.
Route 22- Alexandria PA- the info I found on yelp says it is like a time travel experience, going back about 25-30 years when you enter! I pulled over to the side of the road and photographed it but then wondered if I should be procuring food in this series and write a review?
DeLuca’s on Penn Ave in the Strip District. Varied reviews online and some folks don’t think it worth the wait on a Saturday morning. We did! I had two eggs over easy and Italian toast to dip, some homefries. Everything arrived hot and tasty. Best part was conversation over traditional breakfast in an energetic Pittsburghy atmosphere. Walked across the street to Pennsylvania Macaroni Company and then a chocolate covered macaroon from Enrico’s Biscotti. My friend Tess suggested I photograph the stack of eggs and I asked at the register if it would be okay. Then Tess said, “get the back of the shirt, too.” Good idea. You could spend the day in the Strip with the camera. Lots to see. Thanks Tess.(and Thom, too!)
Just after arriving from Sleepy Hollow, NY, my cousin Lori, husband Fredi, her college freshman roommate Patricia( who lives here in Pittsburgh), & my friend Steve met at Ritter’s. Can’t remember the last time I ‘d been in there. They’re on their way to Cincinnati to see friends. May 19th Lori will be Honorary Bat Girl for the Yankees and throw out the first pitch!(click link) She won the contest. Tonight she photographed her Peanut Butter pancakes but I forgot to photograph the food. I had two eggs over, wheat toast with butter on the side. Scroll down for gallery.