Diners of Pennsylvania

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Stackpole Books, 1999 - Business & Economics - 250 pages
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  • 300 classic diners identified
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Anthracite Region and the Poconos, Central Pennsylvania, and Western Pennsylvania

    "It's a book to keep in the car, to refer to before and during all Pennsylvania road trips, and great fun to travel through anytime. It makes me yearn for new trips, new encounters, and new daily specials." --Rick Seback, WQED-TV.

    Built of stainless steel in a factory and transported to its site of operation, the diner is a unique American form that remains especially visible in Pennsylvania. Diners are known for their home-style cooking and nostalgic appeal, but according to roadside historian Brian Butko and geographer Kevin Patrick there's more to the story. Having visited some of the most famous establishments, they explain that diners have become an integral part of the landscape and the communities where they continue to thrive.

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    Rainbow Diner,4th and Morton ave,Chester,pa,was moved to Marcus Hook ,pa.It is now called Sungate Diner.Across street from THE OLD SUN OIL Refinery.------- Rainbow Diner, 4th & Morton Ave.
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    here for an image of this diner in its original location as well as a December 2001 picture from Marcus Hook.
    Rainbow Diner 4th & Morton Ave. Nick Subashi
    Lou Danga
    Some known Rainbow Diner employees:
    Helen DiMeglio
    (was a waitress there when Pearl Harbor was attacked) - Thanks to Gigi339sw@aol.com
    1941- Spring 1946
    This diner was then relocated to 10th & Green St., Marcus Hook and known as the Marcus Hook Diner.
    February 2003:
    The Marcus Hook Diner has reopened as the "Sungate Diner"
    Please click here for a more detailed history of the diner from Carly Subashi.
    Nick Subashi had previously operated the Bridge Cafe.-----http://66.241.199.22/rainbow_diner.htm
     

    Contents

    A5 DIMERLAND
    1926
    METRO PHILADELPHIA
    1955
    PEMM5YLVAMIA DUTCH COUNTRY
    ANTHRACITE REGION AND THE POCONO5
    CENTRAL PEMM5YLVANIA
    WE5TERM PENM5YLVANIA
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    About the author (1999)

    Butko is editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine.

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