What do we know about diners? They are places to socialize, originally catered to men, offer regional cuisine often called ‘comfort food,’ are reasonably priced, and are considered cultural icons. Who doesn’t remember the setting of the movie, When Harry Met Sally, or Edward Hopper’s famous painting, Nighthawks?
On Thursday, November 16, at 1:00, Christopher Dobbs will talk about “The Architecture of the American Diner: From Wagon Wheels to Stainless Steel” at the High Plains Community Center Senior Lounge. He will answer the question, “What makes the American Diner?” Dobbs is the Executive Director of the Connecticut River Museum. His interest in diners began “as a child going out to breakfast with his father”. His presentation will begin in the 1870s and will trace the evolution of the diner from wagon, to Pullman car, streamliner, and eventually rocket.
This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Case Memorial Library and the Senior Center. Everyone who has ever eaten at a diner will not want to miss this chance to learn about the “greasy spoon,” a place of down-home hospitality. Call (203) 891-4784 to reserve your seat!