Friday, October 09, 2009
Welcome to the South, Dear Diner! (Nostalgia)
Here's a story that brings back many memories. I ate at this diner in NYC many times although as the years went by, their prices increased so much that I couldn't afford to dine there. But back in the early eighties you could still get a cheap & delicious meal there. What's great about these diners is that there's always Breakfast, morning, noon or night. And when you are broke, a couple of scrambled eggs, home fries, toast & coffee will do fine at any time! I also loved their daily soup special. My favorites was Yankee Bean ( sorry Southerners), split pea and clam chowder, New York style (red). Well, when I visit Birmingham, I'll have stop at that diner and breathe in some nostalgia!
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A 1940s diner, having run its course as a fixture in New York City’s Chelsea district, has been transported to Birmingham.
The Birmingham News reports that the 96-foot railroad car-style diner arrived Thursday after being on the road for two weeks. The diner, which has a black, white and silver metal exterior, was divided into two pieces for the move.
Birmingham businessman Joel Owens bought the diner and plans to restore its 1940s look. It was originally called the Market Diner, and in the 1980s became the Cheyenne Diner.
Spokeswoman Patti Miller says glass bricks, which bordered the front door, and the glass front door were among the parts removed for the move.
The diner is sitting on a lot while Owens tries to find it a permanent home.