Diner

If you’ve a dream to own a modular stainless steel Diner they are still being manufactured by Diner-Mite in the USA- but they’ll deliver internationally! According to their website in 2003 they “Re-Introduced the Happy Days Diners line of Low-Cost Diners. Learn more at www.DinerConcepts.com

Providence, Rhode Island claims the first lunch wagon (1972)according to a Smithsonian Magazine article A Life Devoted to the American Diner. About Richard Gutmanan American Diner Expert “Johnson & Wales University’s Culinary Arts Museum in Providence, where Gutman has been the director and curator since 2005”

“The first stationary lunch car, circa 1913, was made by Jerry O’Mahony, founder of one of the first of a dozen factories in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts that manufactured and shipped all the diners in the United States” Smithsonian Magazine

Open 8-3 on Court Street in Athens Ohio

Other Diners I’ve posted

And one in Alexandria PA

Bobbleheads displayed at Jack and Benny’s Diner in Columbus

I posted an endangered diner in New Jersey in 2012

Buster Brown was winking

Mary and I were at Jack and Benny’s Old North Diner for breakfast in Columbus. The neon sign was actively winking. Here’s the history of Buster Brown Shoes, popularized at the 1904 World’s Fair. Yes, that’s his little dog Tige by his side.

My sister remembers the X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine where she could see the bones of her feet. Click to read the story about that device. Yikes!

Check out that right eye of BB

Liver and Onions Yes or No?

When I go out to eat I like to order something I don’t prepare at home.  But I won’t be ordering the Liver & Onions.

It’s a NO for me but when my sister comes to visit and we are across the river at the Grant Bar it’s what she orders.  This photo is the Oakdale Diner in Oakdale PA.  Their fancy electronic sign keeps changing. I waited until the Liver & Onions in lights flashed back on.

I’ve asked you about flavors and tastes before, food preferences. So which is it? Liver and Onions  Yes or No?

Liver & Onions? Yes or No?

 

Labeled in Berlin

Labels on grocery shelves. Diners. Products. The word American jumps out on occasion.

Never tasted the American Sandwich Sauce nor seen it for sale in the US.

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And although the Tupperware display didn’t actually have the word American written on it, itfelt familiar. Who knows where it’s manufactured.

More Effects of Elements and Time

More Effects of Elements and Time

WEATHERED appeals  to me cause I’m  finding a lot of photos in the archives to post.

 

VintageGarbageTruckToyVintage Toy Garbage Truck from the 1950’s

LarimerSchoolLarimer School, Pittsburgh PA-

 

Okanogan, Washington and surrounding area-

orchard heaters no longer used, and apple boxes, an abandoned school house with an updated roof and a No Hunting sign posted on the building with the old vinyl couch out front.

 

 

Your Handwriting Reveals your Character sign in Coney Island-

-Bakery, Drug Store and the Lunchbox Diner* (see below for how it used to look) in Manhattan– New York City-

 

Weathered Diner

Quinwood, West Virginia-

 

Conneaut Amusement Park- Pennsylvania-

 

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Roller Skating Rink- McKeesport PA-

 

alaska_trainTrain in Alaska

 

Lunchbox Diner NYC

Wisdom and Love at Ritter’s Diner

Meet Sophia and Aphrodite.

Last week I made arrangements to photograph Aphrodite for the People at Work Series.  Steve and I’ve known Aphrodite for more than 23 years now. Sophia asked me if I knew what Sophia meant and I had to admit I didn’t.

But I do now!  Wisdom.  And Aphrodite means Love.

I ordered two eggs over medium, dry wheat toast with butter on the side and potatoes with the well done crispy bits. Coffee and a glass of water.

I asked Sophia if I might photograph her, too, and she graciously agreed.  I forgot to ask Sophia how long she’s worked at Ritter’s Diner but I know Aphrodite has worked there for 39 years!

Chances are if you’re from Pittsburgh, you’ve had the good fortune to meet both of these wonderful women.

WisdomandLove

 Sophia and Aphrodite

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SophiaSophia at the cash register

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Ritter’s Diner on Baum Bloulevard-

A Pittsburgh Landmark just a block away from Shadyside Hospital

Coppelia Diner in Chelsea 

Coppelia Cuban Diner open 24-7  where chefs dine after work 

14th Street between 7th & 

8th Ave 

Cafe Con Leche

Freshly baked pastries and cheese rolls 

Dos Huevos (over) Cuban Toast   Chimicurri Home Fries 



After breakfast we walked along the Highline where we saw this 

Artist Tony Matelli’s sculpture Sleepwalker Sleepwalker sculpture wakes you up article