Went to your website! Love your stuff! Have a suggestion for a resource for you! No eating places though…sorry! My husband and I agree though that you won’t find a diner and a covered bridge near eachother (any where in the world! LOL!!)! We’ve been to many diners around the country! Most of them were built in Worcester MA, the area we’ve had a house in for over 29 years! Anyway…the book you need to get is (and perhaps you have it!)"American Diner Then and Now" a very informative book! Have been to Glochester and Rockport many times! Love your renderings! Happy eating! KokomoJoe
One of my all time favorite dinners was at an historic road side place called The Dog Team Tavern which was outside of Burlington. This place was not cheap but you certainly got a lot for your money.The meal started with a "spinning wheel of relishes" followed by a gigantic salad,followed by the mid-meal break of a dinner plate sized hot sticky roll (!!!) followed by a plate piled high with enough food for 4. Who knew about dessert. I love Vermont. They totally understand dairy–cheese–no skim milk for them. As for diners,I love Henry’s.
Sounds like I’m a bit late into the topic, but some 10 years ago I went to Waitsfield, in the Green Mountains/Mad River region. Entry to town is through a covered bridge – where I ended up eating was a pizza place done up in a funky ’50s roadside kind of way…that can be (and has been) done in an awful, kitschy way, but this place came off very likeable.
In retrospect not the wisest thing to do, but I filled up on a salad bar w/ stuff like goat cheese & roasted red peppers and then rented a bicycle to tour the mountainous roads. Painful but enjoyable.
Yeah, make sure yet let us know! I loved the Union Oyster House one, too.
and in the meantime, let us know where you went, what you ate, etc. I haven’t lived in VT since 1996 — maybe you can help stem my homesickness. [;)]
I just got back from Vermont. And I was in New Hampshire the weekend before. I’ll definitely let you know when I get some new artwork finished. Unfortunately I take a long time to do quality work (up to three months per drawing).
The Miss Bellows Falls in Bellows Falls is a highly original Worcester (as is the Chelsea Royal) near the river. I think you could find a diner next to a covered bridge in the little town of "Photoshop." The Blue Benn is highly original on the inside but this Silk City is a little altered on the outside. However, the food is great.
As you travel on Rt. 9 West out of downtown Brattleboro, you will pass a covered bridge that is on your left as you travel on 9 towards the Chelsea Royale.
AmeriKenArtist—check out the website–nice stuff–LOVRD the Union Oyster House–brought back memories of my youth[:D] Maybe when you get some of those diners and bridges done you could post them and let us know?=–would love to see next series.
You are right Wally. The background isn’t that important. Guess I was wishing when I mentioned Diner&CoveredBridge together! Aha! tiki has the idea![:p]
No covered bridges nearby, but the Parkway Diner on Williston Rd in South Burlington (near the Burlington Int’ Airport) is a classic diner in every sense of the word. It is surrounded by "suburban sprawl", but come on, use a little artistic license!
I recommend the Blue Benn Diner in Bennington Vermont. Be warned: Cash only. I’ve seen many an unprepared diner having to run to an ATM machine!
Chelsea Royal in Brattleboro is also good.
tamandmik, indeed it sounds like I’d have to put the two together. But I cannot do that. I’ll have to consider two individual works. My previous work is at http://www.kennethconner.com if anyone is interested. I will do the classic diner first! Of course I’ll have to visit often- around breakfast-time!
AmeriKenartist – love the name!
Speaking of Vermont, the song "Moonlight in Vermont" is one of my favorites. Would love to visit there.
I think that Ken is looking for a diner close enuogh to a bridge so he can sit in it and eat breakfast while he sketches the bridge he can see from the window. Nice job if you can get it![:)]
Not only that, but because of the environmental movement, you can no longer construct edifices in proximity to a 300 foot buffer off of a 100 year floodplain! I happen to be privy to this because I work with the environmental department at a Naval facility. So, sad to say, while seemingly picturesque, the idea of having a diner near a covered bridge might only be found in fantasy land!
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