The History of Diners in New Jersey

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
4 pm–6 pm
Alexander Library


Fernanda Perrone

Garden State author Michael C. Gabriele will present a program on “The History of Diners in New Jersey” on Tuesday, February 19 in the Remigio U. Pane Room, located on the first floor of the Alexander Library. The program will begin at 4 p.m. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

New Jersey is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Friendly, familiar beacons on the Garden State’s highways, byways, and downtown business districts, diners play an important role in New Jersey’s culture, commerce, mythology, and community life, and serve as the ultimate egalitarian dining experience.

Gabriele’s program complements the exhibit From Cooking Pot to Melting Pot: New Jersey’s Diverse Foodways, which opened last November and will be on display until February 28, 2019. Copies of Gabriele’s book on New Jersey diner history, published by The History Press, will be available for sale.

Photo: Mustache Bill’s Diner, Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island. Photo by M. Gabriele.

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