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Chinatown, NYC: Cup and Saucer Luncheonette

A Hamburger Today Robyn Lee 5 comments

I wouldn't go out of my way for this burger, but I would go out of my way to eat at this welcoming, friendly little diner. More

Profiles of Lower East Side Diners Still in Business

New York Max Falkowitz Post a comment

The LoDown has a nice piece profiling six Lower East Side diners and their owners, some of which have been in business for over three decades. More

First Look: Bowery Diner

New York Ben Fishner 7 comments

Motorino's Mathieu Palombino has a knack for genre-hopping, having left fine dining to open one of our favorite pizzerias in New York. So it didn't seem that unlikely when Palombino decided to open a diner on the Bowery. More

Hangover Helper: Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast at Melrose Diner, Philadelphia

Drinks Hawk Krall 16 comments

Creamed chipped beef on toast is a classic Philadelphia delicacy, the perfect fat-on-carb hangover food, soaking up tons of alcohol and then putting you immediately back to sleep. More

Kenosha, Wisconsin: The Garbage Plate at Franks Diner

Adam Kuban 13 comments

Franks Diner has always been a bit of a local sensation. When the prefab railcar-style establishment was pulled into Kenosha, Wisconsin, in 1926 by a team of horses, townsfolk lined the streets to watch. These days it's emerged into the national spotlight, with appearances on Guy Fieri's shows and Nightline and now ... on the pages of Serious Eats! More

Hotcakes from Pamela's in Pittsburgh, PA

Erin Zimmer 13 comments

Hotcakes were always synonymous with pancakes for me, but that was until I tried hotcakes from Pamela's, a cash-only breakfast-and-lunch diner with six locations in the Pittsburgh area. They are completely their own thing, somewhere between a crepe and pancake, with all the good qualities of each—slightly spongy and buttery to boot, with that brown lacey pancake design on the surface. But the best part of all are the crispy edges. More

M. Wells Diner in Long Island City: Beyond Dressed-Up Diner Food?

New York Carey Jones 15 comments

It's not often that a diner in Queens attracts city-wide media attention—but M. Wells, recently opened in a somewhat barren stretch of Long Island City, is no ordinary diner. Opened by husband-and-wife partners Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis—the former, of hot-ticket Montreal restaurant Au Pied de Cochon, the latter, a Queens native—the diner has already been written up by outlets from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal. And after enthusiastic early reports, we had to check it out. More

American City Diner: Washington, DC

Hawk Krall 6 comments

I've actually been pretty disappointed by diners lately. In my home state of Pennsylvania and nearby New Jersey, the streets are practically lined with historical diners, but these days most of them (with the exception of a few gems, mostly way out in the country) are serving something along the lines of cafeteria food. So thanks to American City Diner for restoring my faith that outstanding diner food is still out there. More

New Jersey Dispatch: The Summit Diner

New York BrianYarvin 5 comments

I sought out the proto-diner, the place that offered the food that was eaten here before pizza, dosas and General Tso came along. More

New Jersey Dispatch: A Real Breakfast at the Mini Mac Drive In

New York BrianYarvin 2 comments

"Does Mini Mac have actual magical powers? I think so." [Photos: Brian Yarvin] I visited the Mini Mac Drive In for the first time the day after I learned that a well-known diner near my house had hired a sommelier... More

Coffee Chronicles: Growing Up Jersey With Diner Coffee

New York Allison Hemler 22 comments

[Photographs: Allison Hemler] None of us grew up drinking coffee from the womb. In fact, I'll bet most of our parents kept us away from the slodgy brown stuff until high school, when we required caffeine to keep us... More

Gus and Gabriel Gastropub: The Greek Coffee Shop (Diner) of Our Dreams?

New York Ed Levine 15 comments

Imagine your local Greek coffee shop or diner being taken over by a hard-working fancypants celebrity chef, who happens to be Greek-American. Sounds promising, doesn't it? See what chef Michael Psilakis (of Anthos, Kefi, and Mia Dona) has done at the new Gus and Gabriel Gastropub on the Upper West side. More

Is West Village Joe Jr's About To Be History?

New York Ed Levine 15 comments

Photographs by Robyn Lee This just in from United States of Arugula author and serious eater David Kamp: Ed,HELP! Just walked past Joe Jr's, my beloved local greasy spoon [Kamp is very fond of greasy spoons. —Ed], and they... More

New Jersey Dispatch: Moustache Bill’s Diner

New York BrianYarvin 4 comments

"If a diner could be this good, why were so many others so bad?" There are lots of things about Moustache Bill’s Diner in Barnegat Light that should make an adventurous eater suspicious. The cute name doesn’t inspire confidence, the... More

What's Your Go-To Neighborhood Diner?

New York Carey Jones 17 comments

The neighborhood diner is a staple of New York life, just ask the cast of Seinfeld. As serious diner enthusiasts, we have to know, what's your favorite neighborhood diner? And what should we order, when we're there? More

Sugar Rush: Brownie Sundae at Empire Diner

New York Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

Last night, an ice cream craving hit me and Robyn. We also craved a brownie, so together, we were after a brownie sundae. We racked our brains for nearby options (we were at the Frying Pan in Chelsea) but... More

The Diner in Edward Hopper's 'Nighthawks' Painting

New York Erin Zimmer Post a comment

The blog Walking Off the Big Apple sheds light on the possible whereabouts of the illuminated diner, now demolished, in Hopper's iconic painting: the intersection of Greenwich and Seventh Avenue. Of course, it's meant to symbolize an Anytown diner where... More

Green Eggs and Ham (And a Side of Kitsch) at The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, NH

Carey Jones 11 comments

Every city has its local institutions—and small New England cities tend to be particularly devoted to their own. But hometown pride only partly explains the wild popularity of The Friendly Toast in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. There’s the décor: the bright red walls of this kitsched-out eatery are a veritable gallery of mid-century Americana, with plastic sculptures of Dick and Jane perched over the open kitchen, “Enjoy Life With Miller!” signs, and KFC-brand shades on the hanging lights. There’s the late-night schedule: open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, but 24 hours all weekend, never shutting its doors from Friday morning through Sunday night. And then there’s the food. The Friendly Toast serves the most eclectic array... More

Happy Birthday, Route 66

Adam Kuban Closed

Photograph from lauromaia on Flickr The “Mother Road”—or what’s left of it—turns 82 today. Which reminds me, serious eater robincat asked in Talk about serious eating options along the historic highway. There are only a handful of replies so far. Come on, people! There's gotta be more great food along this route. Get your kicks on in Talk.... More

Cheyenne Savior Sets Sights on the Forum Diner in Paramus, New Jersey

New York Robyn Lee 2 comments

One day you're a popular diner; the next, you're vandalized and about to be demolished to make way for a Jeep dealership. The 40-year old landmark Forum Diner at 211 East State Route 4 in Paramus closed over a... More

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