Hungry and Thursday – American diners

I pretty much make it a rule of thumb never to get up early…

But I do get up early in America because of the jet lag and the opportunity to eat breakfast at a diner.

American fries. Photo by Valeria Boltneva on

I’ll gladly forego brekkie in the hotel… I don’t love buffets which I’ll come back to again.

But I do love diners… they’re a feast for the senses.

The colours; (they’re usually red), the high stools at the counter (again red) and the boards of specials with specifically American touches.

Such as pizza.

Just like this: Photo by on

The waitresses – they’re usually called Wanda or Glenda or Brenda, busily taking orders in their notepads and shouting back to Mario the cook.

For eggs overeasy or sunny side up.

And she’ll cheerfully refill your coffee mug.

While Brad and Chuck put the world to rights.

You don’t get this at your breakfast buffet back in the hotel.

And that’s just what I did when I decided to forego brekkie in my hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

And instead head for Primanti Brothers just off the promenade where I went the full hog with their crispy bacon and pancakes.

Joe Primanti launched the business from a sandwich cart in Pittsburgh back in the depression before moving into diner premises and spreading his name nationwide.

And his Almost Famous Sandwich.

Which looks something like this… note too the chips.

And you can’t go wrong with a turbocharged chip buttie.

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And check out my musings on Washington DC and eating at Barack Obama’s favourite eating place in the US capital.

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