Diner postings

*AZBlog postings about/in diners (and motels and fast food restaurants and bowling alleys etc.) — mostly from Zippy the Pinhead


Footnote on marriage equality:
William Haefeli New Yorker cartoon with a male couple in a trendy NYC diner

The Bun Boy Motel:
the Bun Boy Motel in Baker CA and the adjoining Mad Greek diner

face compounds:
Zippy: Doggie Diner chain

Breakfast at Zippy’s:
non-standard American breakfasts; the diner depicted might be the Gourmet Diner in Clarks Summit (near Scranton) PA

Zippy’s movie career:
Zippy: Hollywood Diner in Dover DE

French dip:
Zippy: USA Country Diner in Kullman NJ; French dip sandwich

8/23/12: Madonna Inn:
Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo CA

Two portmanteaus:
Zippy with diner-saur (in an unidentified diner); Roadside Diner in Wall NJ

Repurposed comics:
Zippy of 2/13/07 in an unidentified diner

assorted parodies of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Bob’s Big Boy:
various Bob’s Big Boys, especially one in San Jose CA

Bob & Edith’s:
Zippy: Bob & Edith’s Diner in Arlington VA

Zippy: names; unidentified diner

eggs over easily:
Bizarro on eggs over easy at a diner

Zippy: Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights NJ

The queen of South Jersey diner haiku:
Zippy: Olga’s Diner, Marlton Circle, South Jersey; three haikus

8/17/13: The Astro Motel:
in Pasadena CA (and elsewhere)

traditional Czech triplecoat:
Zippy: a Parthenon diner, possibly in CT; Czech specialties

Zippy: Fun with names:
Zippy: Polka Dot Diner, probably the one in White River Junction VT; Esso Drop Girl; and more

White Man(n)a:
Zippy: White Manna in Hackensack NJ, White Mana in Jersey City NJ

Modern Diner:
Zippy: Modern Diner in Pawtucket RI; limerick “There once was a man from Nantucket”

Town Diner:
Zippy: Deluxe Town Diner in Watertown MA; Andrew Wyeth; and Mallomars

The Zippy diner watch:
Bill Griffith clears out the Oasis Diner in White Plains NY

Two from Zippy:
#1, Zippy: unidentified Central Diner

At Peg’s Diner:
Zippy: Peg’s Diner in Whitinsville MA; earlier Zippy (of 4/13/06) with Peg’s

Invisible in Eureka:
Zippy: Fresh Freeze in Eureka CA

Santa art:
Ed Wheeler parody of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks

Doggie Diner:
Zippy: (California) Doggie Diner chain

Another crop of cartoons:
#4, Zippy: Kim’s Classic Diner in Sabina OH – no, the Carlton Kitchen in Bentleyville PA

A diner and taco sauce:
Zippy: Angelo’s in Glassboro NJ; La Victoria taco sauce

Jarry at the diner:]
Zippy on Alfred Jarry

Jarry at the diner II:
Tit’n Diner in Tilton NH; followup to “Jarry at the diner”

The diner and the definite article:
Zippy on The Diner (Omaha NE) and other uses of the definite article

On the lam at Lim’s:
Zippy: Lim’s Cafe, Chinese restaurant/diner in Redding CA

Zippy on sleep and more:
Zippy: cultural references; Amherst Diner in Winchester VA; country ham and beaten biscuits

Self-awareness and a milestone:
Zippy: pop icons; Village Diner, Millerton NY

In style:
Bizarro: diner egg styles

interpreting the diner board

Streamlined Koons:
Zippy: Streamline(d) Diner in Savannah GA; Jeff Koons

Cartooning at the diner:
Zippy: two cartoons set in the Pig ‘N’ Whistle Diner in Brighton MA

A Sunday quartet:
#1: Zippy in a nameless, unidentified diner

Keep on Truckee:
#1: Zippy at the Truckee Diner in Truckee CA

8/9/14: Neon Vegas:
Sky Ranch Motel in L.V.

Tumble Inn, Stan:
Zippy: the Tumble Inn Diner in Claremont NH

9/12/14: Zippy at the Alamo:
the Alamo Court Motel in Ocean City MD

Roost Lake Trout:
Zippy: Roost Lake Trout in Baltimore MD

Miss Florence and the Paleo Diet:
Zippy: Miss Florence Diner in Northampton MA

Monday quartet:
#4 on Doggie Diner heads

Telezippic communication:
Main Street Diner in Plainville CT

The Zip-man:
unidentified diner in Zippy

Driving your penguin into the new year:
Penguin Drive-In in Charlotte NC

Miss Portland:
Zippy with Miss Portland Diner in Portland ME

Advice from Weenie Beenie:
Zippy: Weenie Beenie in Arlington VA

Norms coffeeshop in L.A., with a Zippy

Diner at the summit:
Zippy: Summit Diner in Somerset PA

At the diner in Prosaic:
Zippy: Cindy’s Diner in North Scituate RI

Return to Norms:
Zippy: Norms in SoCal

King Copper:
The King Copper Motel in Copper Harbor MI

Zippy in Holyoke:
Nick’s Nest in Holyoke MA

7/16/15: Zippy and the Icon at the Bluebonnet:
the Bluebonnet Diner in Northampton MA

8/8/15: Diner aesthetics:
Mel’s Diner in Lebanon PA

9/14/15: The speech of signs:
Blake’s Lotaburger in the Albuquerque area

10/16/15: Meatless and brainless:
Zippy: the Short Stop diner in Belleville NJ

1/1/16: Two for New Year’s Day:
#1 Zippy: Summit Diner in Somerset PA

1/7/16: Bilkpoe (and fractured Stein):
Wolfie’s Rascal House in Miami area

1/21/16: The Elm City Diner:
Zippy: Elm City Diner in New Haven CT

1/28/16: Three Thursday cartoons:
#3 Zippy: Conny’s Creamy Cone soft-serve in St. Paul MN

3/28/16: Rendezvous at Zip’s:
7 Zippy cartoons involving Zip’s Diner in Dayville CT

3/29/16: From a Maine dner to Southern squirrel stew:
Zippy: Brunswick Diner in Brunswick ME

4/9/16L Zip-O-Rama:
Zippy: Burg-O-Rama diner in Oxford MA

4/14/16: Surreal mud in CT:
Zippy: Norm’s Diner in Groton CT

4/27/16: Ding Dong Deli:
Zippy: Ding Dong Deli in Oak Ridge NJ

5/19/16: The White Palace Cafe:
Zippy: the White Palace/Castle Cafe in Gadsden AL

5/24/16: On the Hi-Lo:
Zippy: the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis MN

8/5/16: Ziplinguistics:
Zippy: Griff’s Hamburgers in the southwest (TX, LA, NM)

8/19/16: Pink motels, Cadillacs, etc.etc.:
Pink Motel in Cherokee NC, Pink Motel in San Fernando Valley

9/5/16: A Minneapolis fling:
Memory Lanes blowling alley in Minneapolis MN

10/15/16: Zippy goes out to catch a bite:
Dippin’ Donuts, the Sugar Shack

10/27/16: Two poignant cartoons:
Singers Kreemy Deelite in Oil City PA

11/11/16: Tubby in Peekskill:
Center Diner in Peekskill NY; Sunset Diner in Little Lulu

11/19/16: Gluten log at the Bluebird Diner in Brooklyn:

12/3/16: The shop of many things:
Terminal Launderette (no – Luncheonette); gas station; food convenience store; diner

2/24/17: Arbitrary donuts:
3 Donut Dinettes

4/24/17: Alien signage and Arbus in Anaheim:
Linbrook Bowl (and coffee shop) in Anaheim CA

5/20/17: X with some X on the side and some X poured on top:
South Street Diner in Boston MA

7/14/17: Wonder Woman gets Milk Duds at the Charcoal Pit:
original Charcoal Pit in Wilmington DE

8/1/17: Zippy and Griffy on the Hanna-Barbera diner tour:
The Hollywood diner in Dover DE; Happy Days Diner in Cave City KY

9/28/17: From marbles and barbats to challah:
the Parthenon Diner in Old Saybrook CT

10/2/17: One-hit grinders:
Mary’s Coffee Shop (and grinders)

10/13/17: Traveling around with Zippy:
Justin Time / Cassidies / Cassidys diner in Meriden CT

11/11/17: At the Little Tavern in Laurel:
the Little Tavern in Laurel MD, now Laurel Tavern Donuts

11/11/17: Rice pudding in the land of quilted steel:
Schuyler Diner in Lyndhurst NJ

12/1/17: Maple Donuts, coffee shops, and unapologetic identities:
Maple Donuts in York PA

12/21/17: The flying bucket on Sepulveda:
Dinah’s Family Restaurant

12/22/17: Memory and the power of diner food:
more from Dinah’s

1/1/18: No vacancy:
motel and diner in Columbia PA (in Lancaster Co.)

1/9/18: The clowns of death and the frogs of Wellsboro:
the Frog Hut fast-food place in Wellsboro PA

1/15/18: Attack of the custardy torus:
Happy Donuts in Palo Alto; the Glass Slipper Inn

2/27/18: Retro chic:
Eveready Diner in Hyde Park NY

3/18/18: Return to Dover DE:
The Hollywood in Dover DE

4/23/18: A war of initialism:
the Flames in San Jose CA, its predecessor and its successor

4/27/18: Cold Comfort Brooklyn:
The New Floridian in Brooklyn

4/29/18: Return to Austin TX:
Fran’s Hamburgers (2 locations) in Austin TX

6/23/18: Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA:

6/28/18: Mix and match:
Main Street Diner in Plainville CT

11/15/18: Bite me, Count Bendix!:
Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights NJ

4/20/19: Will the real Zippy please stand up?:
Littleton Diner in Littleton NH

6/5/19: The Chinese diner:
Elgin diner in Camden NJ

9/18/19: The outrage of a new menu:
Al’s Diner in Chicopee MA

10/29/19: News at the Miss Albany:
the Miss Albany in Albany NY

11/27/19: At the onomatomania dinette:
Do-Nut Dinettes in Norfolk VA and in NC; dinette ‘diner’

1/12/20: The lure of Zip’s:
Zip’s in Dayville CT

4/19/20: Quick shot: return to 24th St.:
St. Francis Diner in SF

5/9/20: The Book of Norman:
Village Diner in Millerton NY

5/19/20: The toroids of York:
Maple Donuts in York PA

6/13/20: Milk Duds with duck sauce chez Zippy:
Zippy’s dream diner Zippy Food

7/14/20: CORN/BEEF:
Fuller’s in Portland OR

7/30/20: Donut alliteration:
Niceville (FL) diner

12/31/20: Life in the Twilight Zone:
29 Diner in Fairfax VA.

1/2/21: Loss of perspective:
Hillsville Diner in Hillsville VA

2/11/21: The allusive shark shack:
Joe’s Crab Shack chain

3/11/21: By their consumer products you shall know them:
Irving gas stations and Mainway convenience stores

5/17/21: Chips on the west, Chip’s on the east:
Chips coffee shop in Hawthorne (L.A.), Chip’s Family Restaurants in CT

6/22/21: Il Castello del Formaggio:
Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha WI

2/17/22: Vincent Price and his sushi at the Boulevard:
Boulevard Diner in Worcester MA

4 Responses to “Diner postings”

  1. Diner postings | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] materials (notably, in html documents on this blog, especially in Pages), I’ve added a Page (under Lists) with information about postings on diners, indebted especially to Zippy the Pinhead. […]

  2. A Sunday quartet | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] diners; for the most part, Bill Griffith provides clues to the identity of these diners (examples here) — but not in this case, where Zippy’s taking his pleasure at a generic Diner X. […]

  3. Roost Lake Trout | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] “diner strip” (for a list of diner postings on this blog, most of them from Zippy, see here). The truth is a bit more complex than that. But the model for the establishment is easy to find, […]

  4. The allusive shark shack | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] some work) can be tracked down (from their names and/or locations) and depicted (there’s a Page on this blog on my postings about these […]

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