As a fan of Guy Fieri’s Triple D I have to say that there’s something about the diners in the States – all those purveyors of wonderful comfort food. Portions are sufficient if not ample, the food is generally very good indeed, and a juke box and a lot of memorabilia usually make for lots to see and talk about through the meal.
This is the Five and Diner at Pavilions Mall, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Every Sunday there’s a classic car show, right over the road from this diner, and anytime we’re there we always take them both in – there’s nothing finer than fifties cars and fifties ambience.
There used to be a little diner here in Calgary, too, on 11 Street, but it was bought out by one of the big breakfast chains and it’s just not the same anymore. It may look the same, but it isn’t. The food is – well, there’s no love in it.
I can hardly wait ’til my next visit to the little diner by the palm trees.