Saturday, May 15

a REAL OLD American Diner

I absolutely ADORE old American Diners-
all that red vinyl and chrome.
For me, it's the unexpected discoveries that become
the most treasured memories,
and this was like stepping back into a 1950s timewarp.

Our last night in New York was Ted's birthday
and we celebrated with a champagne party
on the rooftop terrace of our hotel
so the early start next morning saw me
with a raging hangover!

We departed the city via the Lincoln Tunnel,
drove through Delaware
and into Virginia where we left the freeway.

Gasping for coffee, this wonderful Diner appeared like a roadside oasis!

Strong black coffee and waffles
cured my throbbing headache,
as I tried not to look at Ted's
eggs-over-easy on French toast!

Unfortunately, I can't remember the name or exact location of the Diner,
but I will be forever grateful as we drove with fresh vigour
towards our next stop at Virginia Beach.

p.s. . .Ted's birthday cupcakes were delish!

 

13 comments:

Sherri B. said...

I hve heard that N.Y. has fantastic cupcake shops. your pics confirm that. Happy B.day, Ted.

winnibriggs said...

Glad your trip has been such a success and belated birthday greetings to Ted. Wow that diner is superb. When I went to stay with my son, just outside NY, myfriend and I used to have our breakfast each morning in just such a place before we set off shopping. Absolutly awful bluberry and ice cream pancakes!! Really healthy. Good job we were only there 10 days.
And by the way yes to your question about the marmite sarnies, why ever not, but I do have to have the glass of wine as well. Just working out how DH can restyle the bath rack I made to include a wine glass holder.....watch this space!
Have a great rest of the weekend my friends.
Jenny x

Menopausal musing said...

That diner is something else!!!! That was quite some birthday celebration.... :O)

Sylvia said...

Hello, it seems to me that you had a wonderful party on Ted's birthday !
The cupcakes look delicious !
Nice evening,
Sylvia

Annie said...

It sounds like you have had a wonderful time. The diner looks brilliant, it reminds me of one we stumbled across when we were in NY.
Ann x

Purrfect Haven said...

wow, that looks wonderful - mine is a double chocolate split. Helen www.happinesskindled.blogspot.com

Chickens in the Basement said...

Hmmm! Virginia isn't that far from me! Greasy spoon diners have the best food! Yum! The cupcakes look fabulous, too. did you make those and take them with you?

ted and bunny said...

Ted's party was fabulous. . .unfortunately I have to admit I drank far too much chammy :(

The mini cupcakes came from a fab little bakery in NY and were packed in a "specially designed cupcake carrier" which looked to me just like an egg box. . .

I was SO pleased to see the Diner (and the strong black coffee) but could kick myself for not taking pics of the outside, or even making a note of the exact location.
Maybe next time ;O))))

Andi's English Attic said...

That looks fantastic. What a wonderful birthday. xx

Shirl said...

What a great birthday! Love the cupcakes and the diner is brilliant.

Shirl x

Pennyblossoms said...

HI there! Zoe,from Pennyblossoms here. Mr B has just returned from Norfolk VA, where he was working. One of his American colleagues took him to The Beach Bully BBQ Restaurant, 601 19th St. He would recommend a snack there; it's a bit like hogroast in a bun. And they are very friendly!
Hope you are not vegetarian!
Z xx

Vintage Christine said...

Hi there--while over at my friend Anna's blog (Chickens in the Basement) I noticed that you're a fan of little Melvin. We've already started a Melvin Fan Club--of course, the President of the Club is my cat Boo and all he really wants is to eat Melvin, of course. You have a great blog--and anyone who loves loves loves New York is ok by me! Come visit me sometime.

Country Style Living said...

What a wonderful birthday treat! Those cupcakes look delicious!!!

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