Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A "Toast" For The Holidays...

One of the things I love about the CBS Sunday Morning show is the sun designs in between segments.

Another is the pretty awesome stories they cover. 

I haven't been to a toaster convention...yet. Something to look into, for sure. 

In the meantime, see what's "popping up" at the Toaster Collectors' Convention.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Classic Diners of Massachusetts media tour continues..

Author Larry Cultrera is scheduled to appear on local radio personality, Phil Paleogogos' radio show tomorrow, Tuesday, November 22 at 10:15am. 

Phil is also the owner of New Bedford's Shawmut Diner, a 1954 O'Mahoney that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

I first met Phil and his wife Celeste in the mid 1990s, but had visited their fine establishment a few years before that. They are the perfect diner owners - passionate about their diner and take pride in serving good food. They put a lot of work into the diner, restoring it to its original glory after purchasing it just over 30 years ago. Plus, they have great neon!

Phil's show airs on WBSM-AM (1420 AM) and the Shawmut is located at 943 Shawmut Avenue.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Not So Wordless Wednesday

If you haven't been to the Miss Mendon Diner on Rt. 16 in Mendon, MA...what are you waiting for? 

This stunning Worcester Lunch Car No. 823 began life as the Miss Newport Diner in Newport, VT in 1950 where it operated until 2000.  

Ten years later, the diner has been restored and reopened the diner on the Imperial Cars dealership's lot.

Denise and I stopped in after a book signing last weekend. With a varied menu, friendly staff, great hours (6am-10pm) and awesome neon, the Miss Mendon is a must-visit. (Get the onion rings!)

And, yes, Monday's diner photo was from the Miss Mendon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"What's That Diner?"

Hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather in New England was phenomenal. While my husband and brother were doing some work at my mom's house, I went to a book signing in Massachusetts with Denise.

So, today's "What's That Diner?" is from MA.

(I'm lovin' this Hegla-like lens for Hipstamtic!)

Friday's Diner was Snoopy's - a Silk City diner in North Kingstown.

Friday, November 11, 2011

"What's That Diner?" of those dates that comes around once in a century. It's also the Friday reveal in What's That Diner.

Cheri's State Liner Diner in Foster was featured in Monday's q&a. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Classic Diners Book Signing - Don't Miss It!

On Saturday, November 12, Larry Cultrera is hosting his first book signing for Classic Diners of Massachusetts at the Tatnuck Bookseller Cafe - Westborough Shopping Center, 18 Lyman Street (corner of Rt. 9), Westborough, MA.

He'll be there from 10 am - Noon.

Larry's been documenting diners since 1980 (A full decade before me!) so you can imagine how many places he's been to and how many photos he has.

This book is sure to be a "must" for any roadside enthusiast...or resident of MA! A full review will follow.

A second signing is scheduled for Saturday, November 19 at the  Sommerville, MA public library.

Check out his blog here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

"What's That Diner?"

Starting off week two in, "What's That Diner?"

Friday's photo was from Jiggers in East Greenwich. Half the diner stools are red and the other half are green in this Worcester diner.


Friday, November 4, 2011

"What's That Diner?"

Second in the you know which RI diner this is? Bonus "props" if you guess the manufacturer too.

Still wondering about Monday? The Modern Diner in Pawtucket. One of only a handful of Sterling Streamliners still in existence, it was the first diner to be on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Hipsta Diner Tour
Seaplane Diner, Providence RI
Hipstamatic Lens: John S, Film: Kodot XGrizzled