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  • Marxist Vegan Restaurant Closes After Customers No Longer Willing to Wait 40 Minutes for a Sandwich

    12/09/2016 9:14:21 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 57 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | 12/8/16 | By Emily Zanotti
    A “Marxist” “collectivist” “worker-run” restaurant in Grand Rapids, Michigan, closed its doors this week after customers complained that they could no longer tolerate the bizarre hours, high prices and long lines.
  • Ruby Cavanaugh, namesake of Ruby's Diner, dies at 93

    12/29/2015 5:31:54 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | December 29, 2015 | Staff Reports
    Ruby Cavanaugh, the namesake of the Ruby's Diner franchise, has died at age 93. Cavanaugh, the inspiration behind Ruby's Diner, died Sunday with her family at her side.
  • Where have all the diners gone? (NYC`)

    10/26/2015 9:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | October 25, 2015 | Aaron Elstein
    There are no Michelin stars on the door, but you will not find a better breakfast in New York City than at the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens. The coffee, a lighter roast than Starbucks' and brewed three gallons at a time, is always fresh because just about every customer gets a refill or three. The Greek Breakfast entrée is a masterpiece of the line cook's art, a combination of eggs (any style), feta cheese, soft black olives and grilled fresh tomatoes whose juice seasons the toasted pita. The Bel Aire is run under the glare of Argyris "Archie"...
  • Diner Lingo

    05/30/2014 3:54:20 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 24 replies
    "“Burn one, take it through the garden, and pin a rose on it”- - hamburger with lettuce, tomato, and onion.....“Burn the British and draw one in the dark”- - English muffin, toasted, with black coffee..... .....;
  • Google glass-wearing customer kicked out of diner

    11/30/2013 5:02:33 PM PST · by rawhide · 141 replies ^ | 11-30-13 | By Adam Falk
    Seattle may be home for tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, but Google Glass isn't welcome in one local diner. Nick Starr, a network engineer, found this out the hard way after wearing Glass to Lost Lake Lounge last week. (Via Facebook / Nick Starr) After being seated, Starr writes, "A woman who works there comes up to us and tells me that the owner's other restaurant doesn't allow Google Glass and that I would have to either put it away (it doesn't fold up btw) or leave." (Via Facebook / Nick Starr) ​ The two then reportedly had a back-and-forth....
  • Busted… Team O Plants 3 “Surprised” Veterans at Out-of-the-Way Diner to Speak With Obama –

    07/25/2012 4:37:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/25/12 | Jim Hoft
    What a coincidence! Obama just happened to find three friendly veterans in a booth at a Portland diner this week. It was a “surprise stop.” At least, that’s what local King5 told us.
  • One dead after attempted pawn shop robbery (NV)

    12/29/2011 6:23:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Joyce Lupiani
    Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One man is dead after an attempted robbery at a Cash America SuperPawn in the Centennial Hills area on Wednesday morning. Sources say that a man entered the store, near North Durango Drive and Elkhorn Road, with a gun at about 9:30 a.m. One employee fired a gun in a confrontation with the would-be robber. Police were called to the scene, where they discovered a black adult male dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Authorities have not released the identity of the employee or the suspect who was shot. Police are continuing to investigate the shooting....
  • Another State Fair icon bites the dust

    08/16/2011 10:07:23 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 24 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | August 16, 2011 - 10:25 PM | RICK NELSON
    Edged out by corn dogs and chocolate-dipped bacon, one of the few remaining church dining halls at the fairgrounds is calling it quits. File this one under E, for End-of-an-Era. Or at least the beginning of the end. When the State Fair opens for its 148th year next Thursday, it's going to be the last season for the Epiphany Diner. The landmark dining hall, operated by the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids and one of the fair's three remaining church-run operations, is closing up shop after this year's fair. Its space will be used for tasting Minnesota wines....
  • KFC diner told 'you can't have bacon in your burger here - we're now halal'

    03/25/2010 1:59:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies · 1,266+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/25/10 | Katherine Faulkner
    A diner was left fuming after a KFC restaurant took his favourite meal off the menu because it breached their new halal regulations. Alan Phillips was told he would have to travel five miles to another branch if he wanted the Big Daddy, a chicken burger, topped with bacon, cheese and salad. The branch, in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is one of 86 KFC restaurants which is running trials of a scheme where they sell nothing other than halal meat. The company has taken the burger off the menu because Islamic dietary law forbids Muslims to eat anything which has been prepared...
  • "The Democrat Diner" Menu

    08/26/2009 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Phree Non-Phixion · 256+ views
    Common Sense 2020 ^ | 2009-08-26 | LukeAmerica2020
    Impress your palate with a delectable feast creatively cooked up by our fine chefs de cuisine in our nation’s capital … because they know what you want, despite what you think you want. Are you ready for some scrumptious tasty treats? We delightfully present the official menu from “The Democrat Diner”, a family-oriented restaurant specializing in an appetizing variety of special interest pork. Today’s favorites include: “HealthCare for Everyone”, “Cap & Trade”, “Stimulus”, “Cash for Clunkers”, “Independent Chips & Democrat Dips”, and everyone’s favorite … “Elephant Stew”. Be sure to joyfully review the mouthwatering descriptions before you pick your...
  • Nuance? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Nuance!

    08/20/2008 12:27:39 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 16 replies · 100+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | August 17, 2008 | pharmamom
    Diner. Great flick. Great quote: “You know what word I’m not comfortable with? Nuance. It’s not a real word. Like gesture. Gesture’s a real word. With gesture you know where you stand. But nuance? I don’t know. Maybe I’m wrong. “ Liberals like the idea of nuance. John Kerry was superior to Bush because he was more “nuanced.” Now Obama’s positions are more informed than McCain’s because Barry is more “nuanced.” (Or so says Andrea Mitchell.) Of course the corollary to that, not explicitly stated, but implied to those knowing, intelligent, lefty viewers, is that the conservative base (in the...
  • White Light owner must pay for ripped-off (Kentucky) Derby Pie

    05/13/2008 3:20:54 PM PDT · by Shermy · 8 replies · 278+ views
    The State-Journal ^ | May 13, 2008 | Charlie Pearl
    Rick Paul, owner of Rick's White Light Diner, was found in contempt of court Monday and must pay $1,000 to a charity of his choice, for again infringing on the Derby-Pie trademark. Before U.S. District Judge Joseph Hood in a Lexington courtroom, Paul was found in contempt of court for violating a 1997 permanent injunction signed by Hood, ordering Paul not to infringe on Kern's Kitchen Inc.'s trademark Derby-Pie. Paul also must pay Kern's Kitchen's attorney fees and costs. "I am disappointed with the judge's ruling and I accept it," Paul said today. "Our proof was considerably different than Derby...
  • Diners have sweet surprise for soldier, girlfriend

    08/26/2005 9:13:08 AM PDT · by MooseMan · 8 replies · 1,301+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 8-26-2005 | Susan Gilmore
    Diners have sweet surprise for soldier, girlfriend By Susan Gilmore Seattle Times staff reporter When Chris Yanez wanted to take his girlfriend out for a special dinner to celebrate their one-year anniversary, he chose the venerable restaurant Canlis, perched high above Lake Union. ... Before going to dinner Wednesday night, Yanez, a reservist who spent a year in Iraq as a machine-gunner, put on his green dress Army uniform, the one he was proud to wear. With his girlfriend, Liz Coleman, on his arm, he walked into Canlis, where owner Mark Canlis found the couple a special table with a...
  • Diner put cockroach in mouth

    04/13/2005 6:58:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies · 511+ views
    Ananova ^ | 04-13-2005 | Staff
    A diner at a restaurant in Germany has been awarded almost £700 compensation after he put a live cockroach in his mouth. The man was at a Chinese restaurant in Rastatt when he stuck his hand into a bowl of peanuts. He put a handful of peanuts, including the cockroach, into his mouth and started munching before he realised. Health food inspectors who were called out to the restaurant found the kitchen was infested with cockroaches and ordered the property to be closed until it could be fumigated. A court in Rastatt ordered the owner of the restaurant to pay...
  • An anti-immigrant group was asked to leave a Washington Township diner

    04/09/2005 4:48:36 PM PDT · by Afronaut · 28 replies · 973+ views
    Windsor-Hights Herald ^ | 04/08/2005 | Marisa Maldonado
    <p>HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. &#8212; A group known for fighting against illegal immigrants was asked to leave a Washington Township diner while a Hispanic civil rights conference took place in the borough on Sunday, Washington police said.</p> <p>The New Jersey Division of Civil Rights and the Mercer County Hispanic Association sponsored a civil rights conference for Hispanics on Sunday at St. Anthony of Padua Church. The meeting came in the wake of a series of raids for illegal immigrants in the area by the federal Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.</p>
  • Vigil being held for Christofi

    05/19/2004 5:02:08 PM PDT · by peter the great · 7 replies · 281+ views
    Courier-News | Wednesday, May 19, 2004 | Staff Report
    The family of Costas "Gus" Christofi will hold a public candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday on the steps of the courthouse on Main Street. The vigil is being held the night before a hearing in which the Hunderton ounty Prosecutor's Office is expected to announce whether it will seek to retry ex-NBA star Jayson Williams on reckless manslaughter charges stemming from Christofi's death at Williams' Alexandria estate. Williams, 36, was acquitted earlier this month of aggravated manslaughter in connection with Christofi's death. A mistrial was declared on a reckless manslaughter charge after jurors said they were unable to reach...
  • Stars and Stripes Drive-In Owner Ready for Premiere Showing in Lubbock on Thursday

    08/17/2003 5:21:43 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 52 replies · 1,936+ views
    Lubbock, TX, Avalanche-Journal ^ | 08-17-03 | Davis, John
    Stars and Stripes Drive-In owner ready for premiere showing Thursday By JOHN DAVIS AVALANCHE-JOURNAL He's keeping his fingers crossed and he's feeling opening night jitters, but local drive-in theater operator Ryan Smith said Thursday's the day his dream comes to life. As workmen finished digging the fenceposts and awaited the arrival of cabinets on Friday, Smith said he's ready for Thursday night when the projectors start rolling at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In. "I don't know if we're going to have a packed house," Smith said. "I want people to come early. I'll be ready to get people in here...
  • 'Big fat Greek diner' drives top Wall Street bank off the road

    04/19/2003 5:09:10 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 72 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | April 20, 2003 | Charles Laurence
    When Goldman Sachs, Wall Street's most powerful investment bank, decided to build itself a new skyscraper it also planned a fast new road to its door. It reckoned, though, without Andy Diakos and the thousands of customers who eat at his old-fashioned Flamingo diner, which stood in the path of the proposed road. In an upset tagged the Big Fat Greek Diner for its echoes of the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, the local authorities last week prevented the demolition of the Flamingo. Instead, they told the bank that its 6,000 besuited employees who are to occupy the...