Saturday, February 25, 2012

Old Diner



Welcome to Diner Week here at OPOD. The diner was in Monmoth County, New Jersey. I don't know about you, but I can remember diners like this, and do miss them. While I am sure there are a few of these authentic diners around, sadly, most are gone. The hamburgers were unreal, and the soft drinks from the fountains were better than what we get today.

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  1. There is still a privately owned diner in Baltimore - the Bel-Loc - that looks the same now as it did when I was dating. (The Earth's crust was barely cool.) All chrome and red leatherette. Nice place for lunch or a late snack.

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  2. But the foutains charged for every glass of soda. No free refills back then.

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  3. I remember when drug stores and Five and Dime stores had such counters.

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  4. Wonrful memories of my youth.

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  5. Our local diner that looked similar was in the local drugstore. There was a very small pharmacy in the back. There was a concoction called the Nickel Newton made with CocaCola and milk which actually cost a nickel! All the regular sized soft drinks (about 8 oz.) cost a nickel. Gettin' old.

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  6. Soft drinks from the fountain are definitely better than a can. I was a little disappointed when my wife didn't quite take to my idea of installing a soda fountain in our kitchen - ah, the sacrifices of marriage.

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  7. Amen to all you said. The closest thing to them is in old town Scottsdale - the Sugar Bowl. Bil Keane used to feature it in Family Circus, and it's going strong. Alas Bil died in November and his son Jeff who carries on the cartoon, lives in CA.

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