It's time for part three of my holiday posts (I know, I know - I've been so slow with sharing them!)
My love affair with American diners started when I was a little girl. I've always adored all things retro-Americana, but diners - they were my favourite. I grew up watching so many shows that centred around a diner as the hangout for a group of friends and I so desperately wanted my life to be like that; the style, the freedom, the booths, the food.
The first time I visited friends in America, they found it hilarious just how excited I got when my fries arrived in a red plastic basket, but for me it was a dream come true! (I can have that dream whenever I want now, because after that trip, the same friends mailed me my very own set of baskets!)
When I was in Cornwall for my mini-break, there was one stop I most definitely had to make: Mimi's Diner. I'd looked it up beforehand and was ridiculously excited about eating there. Mimi's is an authentic American diner, built in New Jersey in 1949 and shipped over here in one piece in 1992. After changing hands and locations several times, Mimi's is now settled in Bugle. She even still has the original milkshake machine!
I ate there on my birthday (we feasted on mozzarella bites, veggie burgers, fries, onion rings and milkshakes) and it was everything I hoped it would be.
Oh, Mimi's! I fell in love with her and only wish that she was closer.
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