I saw this diner that looks like an old railroad car one day as Sally and I were on the far west side of town.
Granted, I'm not a burger person,
but the idea of visiting this place overtook my curiosity.
I actually didn't realize it was a burger (and what looks like root beer) place until I got out to take photos.
I backed up even further to get the entire train car into the photo and nearly froze my hands off when the wind cut through me like a knife.
It looks like it had been there awhile and the strip mall was built up around it.
Another 50s diner, in a diner car. I applaud their originality. And I like that shake/malt machine, too.
This is one end of the car,
and this is the other end. I absolutely LOVE those lamps. To me they look Art Deco, but I could be wrong. They don't look 50s to me, not that I would know what 50s lamps look like. When I think of the 50s, I think of the Jetsons and the futuristic atomic inspired art.
Their menu is mostly BURGERS and sandwiches. Sally and I opted for fish and fries dinner, full well knowing everything would probably be deep-fat fried.
Sorry, no lemons for the water. If we wanted lemons, we would need to buy lemonade.
We were told to place the guest receipt at the end of the table so the server could find us easily. Since there were only two women working and both had been there when I went to the counter to place the order, I sort of laughed. Of course, I followed directions, anyway.
While we waited for the deep fryer to spit out our fish and fries (chips if you are in Europe), I took a few photos of the art on the walls.
Some of these may not mean much to those who live in countries other than the U.S.
The waitress was faster than my camera in this photo, but I kept it to show we weren't the only ones waiting for food.
There was lots of memorabilia on the walls, some of which I understood (like the cars and gold record)
and some of which I had no idea what they were.
Even at this bad angle and under glass, I could tell this was President Kennedy and his wife, Jackie.
I could tell the owner
definitely had a "thing" for cars.
By now, our grease laden deep fried fish and fries (chips) had arrived. It's a good thing I'd shown our water (sans lemon) earlier, or this visit would have been a bust!
Edit: This post has been scheduled for several weeks. I apologize I'm still so very sick. I'll be by to visit when I feel better. I checked and Mr. Linky seems to be acting right this week. No problems like we encountered last week.
Now it's time to share your drink related post this week. It can be photos,
a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags,
scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as
long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink. Regardless,
please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T
gang will be by to visit.Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken at any time, and don't even have to be taken this year!
Since this is the final Tuesday in February, it's time to dig up your Second on the 2nd. It can be any post, any genre, anything your heart desires, as long as it's a post you have shared sometime in the past. I look forward to seeing what you come up with for March's Second on the 2nd.
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