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Who wants greasy burgers?
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loboguara From: loboguara Date: December 6th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need to get a nighttime photo of the sign atop my favorite timeless place, the Red Arrow Diner. It's been there since 1928, open 24 hours, and you feel like you ought to be wearing a fedora when you walk in, or might see people at the long counter arguing about the war in Europe. Place totally out of time.

And the sign on the roof is, of course, an enormous red neon arrow pointing to the base of a tall, vertical "RED A R R O W" in double-line neon letters, and a circle with "24 HRS" and "Blue Plate Specials" at the bottom.

From down the block, even, you know you're going to get a heavy-gauge cup of great coffee, comfort food, and staff and cooks yelling back and forth in diner shorthand speak. I love it.

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