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American Diner Classics Still Done the Old Way at Central Kitchen & Tap

Chicago Mike Gebert 8 comments

I sometimes think the good American restaurant is rarer now than a dozen cuisines you could name from around the planet, because the food industry put so much energy into canned and frozen products that destroyed its good name. Central Kitchen & Tap is a friendly place that makes lots of classics, including an incredible pot roast sandwich, the proper old ways. More

A Sandwich a Day: Tuna Melt at the Palace Grill Sandwich Shop

Chicago Sarah Song 5 comments

Tuna melts are my kryptonite, which explains that whenever I'm at a diner I have to order one. The tuna melt at Palace Grill certainly looks like an impressive, golden, mountain mass of sandwich that you can't wait to get your grubby hands on. More

Tales of the Blue Plate Special: Stories From New York's Short Order Cooks

New York Lauren Rothman 14 comments

What's it really like working the griddle in a diner? We chatted with four seasoned cooks at New York favorites to find out. Read on for tales of egg cream arguments, specialty dishes, and that time someone took out the trash stuffed with a corpse. More

Svea Restaurant Keeps the Swedish Flame Alive in Andersonville

Chicago Mike Gebert 5 comments

There are still signs of Swedish Chicago in Andersonville, but they're getting fewer all the time. In fact, there's only one Swedish restaurant left in the area, a rustic little diner open for breakfast and lunch called Svea. More

Square Diner Serves Incredible Charm. Oh, and There are Sandwiches.

New York Max Falkowitz 5 comments

This place gushes charm the way Sunnydale's hellmouth gushed stake-fodder for Buffy. There's an unknowable calculus behind what makes a diner's atmosphere a given person's favorite diner, but Square's inches dangerously close to mine. More

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich from Cup and Saucer in Chinatown

New York Robyn Lee 4 comments

Start your day off right with a ham, egg, and cheese sandwich from one of our favorite diners, Cup and Saucer. More

A Sandwich a Day: Egg and Cheese on Challah at B & H Dairy

New York Max Falkowitz 5 comments

You can opt for one or two eggs on your egg and cheese at B & H, but there's only one choice for bread: their thick-cut fluffy homemade challah, and that's all the choice you need. More

Apps Only: Diner in Williamsburg

New York Ben Fishner 1 comment

Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. Fettucine with ricotta. [Photos:... More

The Weekend I Ate Three Burgers: DuMont, 67 Burger, and Diner in Brooklyn

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 3 comments

On average, I eat a burger once a week. Except two weeks ago when I ate three in one weekend, all in Brooklyn. While I could usually say, "I'm eating them to review for AHT...yeeaaaah," that excuse doesn't hold this... More

Williamsburg News: Bonita Will Close; Saltie's Will Open

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

Brooklyn Based shares good and bad news this morning. Starting with the bad: "Bonita on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg will serve its last taco on August 15." (Issues with the landlord.) But on a sunnier note: Caroline Fidanza, founding chef... More

Soft Shell Crabs at Marlow & Sons and Diner

New York Erin Zimmer 1 comment

For the next three to four weeks, Marlow & Sons and Diner will feature rotating soft shell crab appetizers (between $15 and 18). If it's not on one menu, it'll be at the next-door restaurant. Tonight it's a "Soft Shell... More

Meet & Eat: Caroline Fidanza, Meat Czar

New York The Serious Eats Team Post a comment

"For a long time when I would cook at home I listened to Tom Petty, Hard Promises. I think it's because it was the first iTunes album that I successfully downloaded. I never really listened to that record unless I... More

In Williamsburg, Diner and Its Burger Are Anything but Typical

A Hamburger Today Nick Solares 5 comments

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for another review from Nick Solares. Nick is also the publisher of Beef Aficionado, his blog that explores beef beyond burgerdom. Editor's note: Ladies and gents, I introduced you to Nick "Beef Aficionado"... More

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