Chefs and cooks showcased their occupational skill and skillet set through offering huge portions of comfort food classics, while no- nonsense but friendly waitresses served as unofficial family to customers with their welcoming ways.
Locals -- many with townie and patriotic tendencies -- interacted through hallowed face-to-face spoken words instead of through hollowed technological devices.
Diners are best known for their history, tradition, an extensive menu selection, large portions of comfort foods at fair prices, quick service, oak and mahogany booths, counter with stools, jukeboxes, a stainless steel exterior, and plenty of neon.
Not all diners possess all of those elements, but the ones included in this book make the grade by carrying on the wonderful, traditional no-frills diner spirit and hearty meals that made these places great in the first place.
Additionally, diners often seem more authentically populist in nature than most politicians, not caring about your financial, political or economic beliefs -- the owners and staff are almost always just real people wanting you to be part of their “family.” While the proverbial, salt-of-the-earth waitress asking “What do you want, hon?