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8 Best Vintage Diners in New York City

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 22, 2015.

New Jersey's love affair with diners blossoms in museum exhibit

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Dec 22, 2015.

21 Best Diners in America

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Wel­come to Diver­si­fied Diners:Restoration and Preservation of Diners

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America's Coolest New Diners

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Rosie's Dinner Rockford Michigan 3 Replies

Started by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium. Last reply by Craig Phillips / B & C Emporium Oct 20, 2011.

A Diner from out of the past, S. Jersey

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Roadside Nostalgia Website; Digital Deli

Started by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk Apr 7, 2011.

Vintage Diner Signs 2 Replies

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Diner Fabrics!

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Carhops 2 Replies

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Collecting Soda Fountain And Ice Cream Collectibles And Memorabilia

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Vintage Soda Fountains

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Find A Diner

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Diner Recipes

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Diners For Sale

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Vintage Diner Postcards

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Gallery of Original Diner Photographs

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Diner Images, Prints, Paintings

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Old Fashioned Diner Uniforms

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Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 22, 2015 at 4:32pm

Fromm article on 8 Best Vintage Diners http://www.newyork.com/articles/restaurants/8-best-vintage-diners-i...Cup & Saucer Luncheonette

Just beyond Canal Street’s Hello Kitty dolls, I Heart NY magnets and $5 foot massages is Cup & Saucer Luncheonette, with a name right out of the “Honey-I’m-home” 1950s. This quintessential short-order joint is the model of efficiency. Sit at the counter, order from the menu overhead and the food arrives, almost suspiciously fast. Fill up on hefty omelets, grilled cheese and bacon and sizeable breakfast sandwiches. While generally ignored, there is also a throwback “diet” section, with a dish called the Slenderella, consisting of cottage cheese and boiled eggs. Yum? Order up: The fish sandwich — flaky, oil-kissed, perfect. Also, note that they throw in a free glazed donut with delivery. 89 Canal St.

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 22, 2015 at 4:30pm

From article on the 8 Best Vintage Diners

http://www.newyork.com/articles/restaurants/8-best-vintage-diners-i...

Tom’s Restaurant
You can almost hear the funky bass, pops and hiss from the Seinfeld theme music when you walk in the door. All around you, conversations are going something like this: “Remember when George ordered the ‘big salad’ here for Elaine? So funny.” Yes, Tom’s Restaurant is theTom’s Restaurant — the stand-in for the fictional Monk’s Cafe on Seinfeld, where the gang gathered to eat. If that’s not enough, Suzanne Vega also crooned about the place in her song “Tom’s Diner.” But the diner didn’t need a TV show or hit song to keep its place on the diner circuit. Tom’s is legitimately vintage: It has been in the same Greek family since the 1940s. The name comes from Thanasi (Thomas), the first Greek immigrant owner. The exhaustive menu is equally old-school, with everything from an egg and bacon sandwich to Western omelets with a side of corned beef hash to fried shrimp in a basket. Like most things on TV, the diner seems much smaller in real-life (though note that the Seinfeld interiors were shot in Hollywood), but it still has all the diner elements — vinyl booths, potted plants and seen-it-all waitresses. Order up: Do the Columbia student rite of passage, and get a milkshake and gravy fries at 3am in the morning. Oh, and also muffin tops (Seinfeld joke alert). 2880 Broadway, tomsrestaurant.net

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 22, 2015 at 4:26pm

A new exhibit "The History of New Jersey Diners" will be on display at the Cornelius Low House in Piscataway. The exhibit begins this Sunday and will run through June 2016. Tuesday, April, 7, 2015 (Patti Sapone | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on December 22, 2015 at 4:14pm

On Diners for Sale website: 

http://www.diversifieddiners.com/diners-for-sale

We are ren­o­vat­ing this diner as the many other Silk City Din­ers we have done (seen pho­tos). A roof tear down was done to the orig­i­nal base with inspec­tion and replace­ment of the wood sub­strate and instal­la­tion of a new 20 year roof mem­brane. The curved lower roof gal­va­nized pan­els were sanded to bare metal and coated with a sil­ver roof coat­ing. The frame was inspected and sanded to metal before a new coat of primer and top coat were applied. All new insu­lated win­dows were installed to increase the ther­mal effi­ciency of the diner.

This diner cur­rently awaits a buy­ers input as to floor plan, color schemes etc.

Some seat­ing lay­out changes could be made to allow for addi­tional seat­ing (up to 52 seats). Of course, we could also sup­ply exact mate­ri­als to expand the diner into an annex for much greater seat­ing if desired.

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Comment by Dempsey's CollectAbles on July 19, 2011 at 3:47pm
I was going to post a nice diner photo here, but see we can no longer post images??
Comment by Dempsey's CollectAbles on July 11, 2011 at 7:59am
Anytime Dianne! I'll add more soon.
Comment by C. Dianne Zweig Editor's Desk on July 10, 2011 at 11:33pm
Thanks for sharing Dempsey!
 

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