Larry Cultrera’s Diner Hotline is one of my favorite blogs. When I saw his recent “30th Anniversary” post, which featured the American Dream Diner when it was still The Bypass Diner, I thought it would be cool to try to replicate his photo from 1980. Click here to see Larry’s post.
The American Dream is only about 6 miles from my house. These days, what used to be the Harrisburg bypass is mainly used by local traffic and I don’t find myself in that particular area of Harrisburg very often. On past occasions when I’ve attempted to visit — I kept arriving after closing time or on a Sunday morning (American Dream is only open until 2 pm Monday - Saturday; and they are closed on Sundays). So, this morning I kidnapped Slicks and we made good on visiting when the diner was actually open
Just like Larry’s original visit, it was grey & blustery today. I tried a few shots myself, but John took over and matched the angle of original image much better than I had.
He had breakfast, including American Dream’s signature “Rope Sausage”, and I had one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches that I’ve had in a long time (plus, about half of John’s sausage when he wasn’t looking).
The diner was near capacity while we were eating; so I didn’t take any interior photos this time (hopefully I can manage to catch it at some point when there are fewer people to annoy and I’ll show you what the inside looks like).