There was a business group from England a number of years ago that was buying our old diners and shipping them across the pond to refurbish and set up, thankfully some preservation group stepped in put a stop to it, in our area anyway. I shudder to think about sitting at one of those counters now and being served the likes of Toads in a Hole, or Bubbles and Skweek and whatever else is on the top of their cullinary list. We should put together a group to rescue those orphans of the great American roadside and repatriot them to their former glory. Chow Jim
The Food Programme on BBC Radio 4 is in the US doing a series of programs featuring American food ways. This weeks entry is the history of the American diner. Diners featured are:
214 East 45th Street
New York City
21010 th Avenue and 22 nd Street
New Jersey 07675
The program can be heard online and will be archived for a few months. Here is the link.
American Diner History on BBC Radio
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