All right question: Have you checked out Al's Diner in Dinkytown, Minneapolis?
We haven’t; unfortunately, we haven’t gotten off the east coast much. However… we are planning some really exciting traveling for this upcoming fall and we’ll need everyone’s recommendations! Keep your eyes open for a post very soon with more information.
my hope is to own my own diner one day, your blog gives me so much inspiration :3 hopefully one day I will have my very own diner and you guys could visit:)
I think Anthony Bourdain or Andrew Zimmern would be the authorities to call on this diner vs. pub issue, haha! I know here in Las Vegas, we have a few "pubs." I cannot atest to their authenticity, however. But definitely! I'm on the bandwagon for an exchange program!
And further thoughts on the UK diner situation from tutticoccinelle:
On the other hand, people in the UK & Ireland have pubs, which isn't really a thing that exists over here on the west side of the Atlantic (except idk, maybe Boston, which is Ireland Lite)! Maybe someone should make a pubporn Tumblr (and call it something that doesn't seem like a dyslexic version of pornhub - pubsmut? I'm not good with names...).
We got a similar answer from chexednut:
"I saw your answered question about diners in the UK. They have pubs! I would love to trade places — she can come to a diner and I can go to a pub!"
Diners vs. pubs seems like it could be a lively debate, but we wish there was a world in which we could experience both… a night at the pub and a diner brunch the next morning (or perhaps a burger at 2am, anyone?).
Can we get a cultural exchange happening, in the meantime? Like an exchange student program but specifically for adults who like beer and breakfast? (We might want to put a copyright on that one…)
I love your blog, but it makes me sad in a way - I live in the UK and we just don't really have diners over here. there's a few around but they tend to be gimmicky and often the food isn't great, so your blog helps me to dream of a time when I can go to the USA and enjoy some good ol' fashioned diner eating.
That IS sad. Get yourself to the States—the fries and milkshakes are calling for you!
Thanks for your kind words and for following our adventures!