Saturday, June 4, 2011

Kenvil Diner owner murdered on Saturday

Link to Daily Record News Story

My father tipped me off to this story on Sunday morning, when it made the local Morris County newspaper. This is pretty sad, both for the family, and for diner enthusiasts at large.

We at DM frankly didn't even know the Kenvil Diner was open - we drive by it often, and it always looked closed. Additional research seems to indicate this is one of those breakfast-only diners, which explains that perception a bit, as we're usually out during the late night hours.

Authorities are remaining tight-lipped on the details of the case - we'll keep you informed of any late-breaking developments.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Diners We've Been to

Decided it was time to resurrect this blog. We're both very busy at the moment with school and work commitments, but there's certainly time to provide you guys with a list of all the diners we've ever been to. Useful information, or shameless SEO? You decide!

List is organized by state and then county. Everything's NJ so far, except for one in PA. If the location isn't obvious from the name of the diner, it is included in parentheses. The word "diner" is omitted from all titles.

Suburban (Paramus)
State Line (Mahwah)

Ritz (Livingston)
Versailles (Fairfield)
Tick-Tock (Clifton)

Golden Touch (East Hanover)
Rockaway (defunct)
Empire (Parsippany)
Alexis (Denville)
Budd Lake
Galaxy (Butler)
Townsquare (Rockaway)
Paul's Family (Mountain Lakes)
Brookside (Whippany)

Pompton Queen (Pompton Plains)
Wayne Hills
West Milford
Skyline (Ringwood)

Sussex Queen (Sussex borough)
Double S (Sussex borough)

Prestige (New Providence)

River Star (Hackettstown)

32 diners in total for NJ.

Water Gap

Just 1 for PA!

If you'd like to suggest some other diners for us to visit, leave a comment!

Friday, June 18, 2010


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Sunday, April 18, 2010

24 Hour Diners in Sussex County

I noticed while perusing our visitor statistics that someone came to our site by Googling: "24 Hour Diners in sussex northern new jersey".

I figured this would be a useful tidbit of information that is not commonly available, so here's a quick list:

Hampton Diner (EDIT: only on the weekends!)

...That's it, unless anyone wants to prove us wrong.
Though it is technically in Passaic County, the West Milford Diner is 24 hours, and not far from most points in eastern Sussex County. The same can be said for the Pompton Queen on Route 23, which is further, but probably faster to get to.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Prestige Diner

1318 Springfield Avenue, New Providence NJ 07974

We at DM had been hankering to visit a new diner for quite some time. Doing so requires a bit of a drive on our part, as we've exhausted the stock of local diners. We noticed the Prestige Diner had good reviews and wasn't too far, so we decided to make the trip.

The actual diner is easy to miss. It is located in "downtown" New Providence and butts up against the street - parking is accessible through a small driveway leading to the back.

Once you enter, you can see this is a more restaurant-esque diner - it has a front counter and booths, but the similarities in decor end there. We were seated as soon as we walked in the door.

The order:

- Bourbon Street Burger
- Sophie's Sky-High French Toast

- Diet Coke
- Coffee

Our order was taken promptly. While we were perusing the menu, the waitstaff wasn't pushy (You need more time? Ughh!) or negligent (Oh, you need more time? I'll be back in half an hour).

The food came quickly, we clocked it at about 10 minutes.

We were pretty impressed with the food. The burger:

The burger was advertised as being "rubbed in Cajun spices", and found this to be mostly true - the burger was very spicy. It also featured lettuce, tomato, Monterey Jack cheese, cooked onions, french fries and salsa on the side. I was very pleased with this dish and would order it again.

The better half of DM ordered this concoction:

Sophia's Sky-High French Toast is three slices of french toast with freshly sliced strawberries and bananas with a cream cheese topping. I am a huge fan of cream cheese and french toast (the stuffed french toast at IHOP had been my favourite cream cheese+french toast creation before this), but the way they introduced the cream cheese into this dish was phenomenal! Instead of the usual appearance of cream cheese- thick and spreadable- this was more like a whipped, liquid topping. I was skeptical but open-minded. I dove right in, and with that first bite, there was no stopping me. The French toast itself was mediocre, nothing super special about it, but not bad either, but the topping and fruit really made it pop! I wish more diners had something this awesome on the menu.

Our bill wasn't too bad (with bonus receipt action):

We give Prestige Diner 4/5 Munchies. The only thing they could have done better would be cheaper prices - they're not extravagant but they are slightly above average.

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Marc J. Brenner

This is a placeholder post for an article about Marc J. Brenner, Esquire. He's starting to become an internet phenomenon and we need to get in on the ground floor before this thing blows up. We found him funny first, okay. We noticed back in the last few months of '08 that he was on pretty much every diner placemat in northern NJ, his smiling face always greeting us.

More to come later!