Right On, Rusty… A great combination..[:p]
Fried catfish with cheese grits and huspuppies!
I love diners, and Zinn’s was a classic. The Akron Restaurant is VERY good and I do enjoy their food more than Zinn’s.
according to the link posted by Craig 328 Zinns has been purchased by the owner of the Lyndon Diner . Expect a renovation featuring lots of chrome, mirrors and faux marble.
although Zinns is worth visiting for the kitschy giant Amish statute far better Pennsylvania Dutch food is found about 10 miles further south on route 272 at the Akron Restaurant (reviewed by the Sterns onthis website)
Some in the anti grits camp are really just anti grits for breakfast, which they regard as lowbrow cuisine. If you present them the same grits as a bed for shrimp and call it "low country cuisine" and serve it to them in an upscale setting, they can abide it that way.
Myself? I will choose hashbrowns over grits if I have that choice, but if I don’t, I adopt a "when in Rome" attitude and go with the buttery flow.
The same folks who disparage grits will fall all over themselves to praise the yellow version when served with a mushroom sauce, provided you call it polenta.
Found one link; http://www.thewgalchannel.com/money/2327369/detail.html
Hey elcoraidercheer I used to live in Ephrata and knew Chris Zinn back in the late eighties. Who purchased the diner? .. I can’t believe they’re closing during the busiest time of year. As a former restaurateur it makes no sense. If you have any links to local news it would be appreciated.
I can’t believe it!!!! I woke up this morning and saw on the news that Zinn’s has been sold again. Not only that, but the new owners are getting rid of Amos[:(]
HOLY COW! .. Posted on Zinn’s Website…
After 53 years, Zinn’s Diner is closing August 17, 2003.
Stop by and say goodbye to Amos! We thank our many loyal customers and the thousands of travellers who took exit 21 off the turnpike for a hearty meal at Zinn’s.
Save 25% at the gift shop as we close out our inventory.
End of an era!
Boy this brings back memories. Right out of college my first job was in Ephrata, PA. Zinn’s Diner was a mainstay back in the late-eighties. Best Scrapple I ever had. Can’t forget shopping at the Green Dragon Farmers Market followed by a quick bite at Zinn’s. Good wholesome food, not authentic Amish but good enough to satisfy any appetite. Miss living in Lancaster PA County .. been in Florida too long.
They definitely have grits at Shady Maple. I was just there two weeks ago for breakfast. That place is huge and they have great food.
I’m not sure about Zinn’s though. My grandmother worked their 5 years ago, until they got new owners, and at that time they did have grits. However I have not been to Zinn’s in years, so I’m not sure if they still have them.
I’m sorry, I can’t resist – Groundskeeper Willy, from the Simpsons:
"Get your haggis right here! Chopped heart and lungs! Boiled in a wee sheep’s stomach! Tastes as good as it sounds! Good for what ails ya!"
Dry Wall Mudd with Butter and Heavy on the Pepper [:)]
That’s Funny [:D]
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