Monday, March 14, 2011

Dinner in the Diner

I have a wonderful old cookbook entitled "Dinner in the Diner, 300 Recipes From America's Era Of Great Trains." And I am thinking about it as I write this morning. Why?

On Saturday, after visiting the 18th Annual Monson Arts Council Art Exhibition & Sale (where we were inspired by the art and impressed with the hot and cold hors d'oeuvres from Johnsens Catering), Susan and I journeyed to a nearby restaurant which is located in an historic Railroad Station. It is named Steaming Tender Restaurant and there is a Vintage 1915 Porter Steam Locomotive right outside the front door!


We first sat in the dining car. Alas, it was closed:
Susan sitting at a table in the dining car. "Where's my glass of wine?"
We checked out the baggage check area:

We were getting hungrier by the minute but there was so much to see outside:

We watched the moms and dads and the children and the lonely men watching the slow moving train pass through town:

Once inside the train station, which is filled with historic train station paraphernalia, we sat at the bar and enjoyed lunch. Susan had a chicken salad and a glass of red wine and I had a pulled pork sandwich and a beer.

Check out this bottle opener:

My shoes, Susan suggested, before we left the train station, needed polishing:

We look forward to going back someday to the dining car and we hope it is open as there are seats there waiting for the two of us--and you, too!

Care to join us?
If you want events in your life documented or are looking for distinctive nature, portrait or wedding photography--photography with soul that inspires you
to live a more artful and beautiful life,

P.S. I will be writing about the cookbook, Dinner in the Diner, over at Bruce's Kitchen!


  1. Looks like a lovely trip!

    Ingrid :)

  2. When I channel diners, I get Pals Diner, full of truckers and Mahwah Police; on Rte 17, at 1:45 am for coffee and an apple turnover

  3. Vintage! This place looks like such a gem! Glad you had a nice trip.

  4. How cool!!

    That's a great bottle opener :).

  5. hi bruce,

    what a lovely couple you two make. your day sounds like it was perfect.


  6. now this is a wonderful picture of you! there's a real intensity in your face. i like it. and your wife is lovely. how you live your lives together out and about sharing - you seem like a great couple, bruce.

    would loved to have seen some of the art featured there, as well. were you allowed to shoot it?



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