Sunday, October 28, 2012

Whimsical Windows - Road Food

Retro cool neon sign on the equally classic rail car ans stainless steel Olympia Diner
Toby hosts the most fun meme Whimsical Windows/Delirious Doors where we look for cool elements in windows, doors and such. This week I am using picture seen before, but still a favorite - the neon-signed Olympia Diner on the famed Berlin Turnpike in Newington Connecticut. The stainless steel structure was built in 1952 and evokes the classic rail car era diner of the past - and when we make the one-hour trip to Hartford, we often detour to dine here. For me, their corned beef hash is the best, and the rest of the menu, such as club sandwiches smothered in fries are perhaps not good for you. But really good anyhow!

5 comments:

Lesley said...

a true 1950's diner - not a retro one made to look old?!!

Linnea said...

Good old-fashioned diners...not too many of these around any more! Great vintage-like shot!

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Looks like a great place!
Wouldn't mind having diner there. A big steak and French fries and a glass of red wine, please;o)
Thanks for sharing.

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Lola said...

Looks so inviting! Great shot.

Happy RT2!

toby said...

How funny - I was sure that this was a photo that you took 40 years ago... what a fantastic find! I'm glad to hear that the food inside is as good as the design outside :)