Diner Journal, No. 33: Two Decades of Diner
What does it mean to do the same thing, day for night, for twenty years? Crack open the same beer, whip up the same mayo, work the same fire times. Make meaning in the wake of day in day out. This expanded issue of Diner Journal not only marks its return to publication, but celebrates two decades of Diner, the tin can restaurant under the Williamsburg bridge that opened its doors on New Year’s Eve 1998. Stories masquerading as recipes are told by long time friends of the corner, as well as those who spent hours chopping and grilling in the galley kitchen at Diner. Learn how to lie, cheat, and steal salad dressing, to intuit meatloaf, and flip the perfectly crisp salt cod pancake. Learn how to stand in the same room for twenty years and still love each other.