Monday, March 8, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Dining Out


The classic stainless steel stainless steel diner never goes out of style. For Ruby Tuesday, I submit one of our (all four of us) favorite eateries, and suggest the Olympia Diner on the busy Berlin Turnpike (Routes 5 and 15) in Newington, CT. Built in 1952, the air of the past sits in brightness and neon. Such diner fare as BLT club sandwiches and the world's best corned beef hash (under a scrambled egg) are excellent choices, and the diner coffee is fresh, hot and plentiful...








I asked Cameron to try a few settings on the Canon point-and-shoot to capture the bright essence of the neon. I like this one, the accent leaving a yellowish hue.

Built in 1952, this is on the way back from Hartford, so is used as a pit stop from time to time. Comfort food is a treat when we are really hungry, the vinyl booths and chairs a nice stylish throwback to the past. Neon has never lost its cool factor with me...




25 comments:

Linda said...

Looks like my kinda place!!

Kitchenmaus said...

I wonder if the servers are on skates as well.. :D Very nostalgic!

True, seafood here are either fresh from the Farmer's market or frozen :( Back at home, we always get them straight from the boat hehe. Be resourceful...that's my motto!

Lindz said...

I would be hanging out there if I'm there.

nonizamboni said...

I love old diners because I'm old enough to remember them on the hiways. Your photos really do them proud!

Felisol said...

Very nostalgic and yes, neon is cool.
I'd definitely go in for a bite of seafood.
Funny how almost everybody has food in mind today.
Must be the lent.

ilanadavita said...

Very American to my European eye!

Willa @ PixelMinded said...

Our post are almost the same. Happy Tuesday!!!

fredamans said...

They just don't have oldie diners like that here anymore. Great shot. Very retro-esque.

Ladyinblue said...

Thanks for the visit and Comment. Glad you like the photo.
Yours is very good too.
Have a great day/
Ulla & Brian

Manang Kim said...

I've never been to a diner since I arrived here in US 6 years ago. I so love to go and taste the real food ^_^. Good picture there.

Christmas Cactus

happily retired gal said...

Wonderful RUBY choice! I enjoy eating in diners and frequently choose them when traveling, but the only ones near me are the chair Ruby's Diner ... many are located at the end of piers here in Southern California.
Hugs and blessings,

bj said...

As always, Mr. Ralph, I LOVE your photos. Such great ones...
I'd love to try this diner sometime.
Sorry my rubies are always about girly stuff but I do appreciate your kind words every week.
xo bj

DrillerAA09 said...

I hope this icon of American restaurant design NEVER passes from our midst. These are just the coolest little buildings ever.

Leora said...

I love how you enjoy the place. The coffee sounds delightful to me - I could go for a cup of coffee and relaxing in a diner for a bit.

chubskulit said...

Looks like a fine dining place.

Red Gloves

ellen b said...

Looks like my kind of place! Love the neon. Happy Ruby to you!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

it looks like a wonderful place to eat ... so atmospheric

Robin said...

We don't have diners here, not real ones. I miss them, they were such a key fixture in my teenage years. Oh the hours we'd spend at the diner...

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

I have never been there eventhough I have been to CT.

Happy TQM!
Happy RT!
Happy HOT!

hugs
shakira

NEVER SHOULD

ROSE GARDEN

CUPCAKES

Dianne said...

I love a good old diner and this one looks like a classic

Marice said...

such a classic! ;) great post as always Ralph!

u may view mine here

daylily777 said...

Wonderful Pic !I would like to visit.
Blessings,
Myrna

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Those diners make me want to throw on my shoes and head out for a BLT club!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Jan
GDP

Matty said...

There aren't many of these old diners around anymore. But the food is fantastic.

LDH said...

I love diners too. Good food, huge selection, good prices and always plenty to take home for another meal!