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Hello folks, I'm one of the newer members of eGullet.

My primary culinary interests are old-school cuisine, such as the continental-inspired fine dining of decades past, and the slowly dying breed of restaurants that still serve such items as Steak Diane, table-side prepared salad, Bananas Foster, and the like. I also like to explore old-school downscale eats such as those diners and burger and milkshake stands that have been around on the side of the highway for sixty years or so.

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Welcome, MCM. I like your George Nelson clock!

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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Welcome, @LivingMCM! Is your user name a reference to the century you prefer? I had to look up George Nelson clock; I didn't get the reference until I read more. Then it all came clear, and very familiar to me. :)

 

If you like road trips and finding those old good diners along Route 66 (or elsewhere) I'm sure you'll have a lot of avid followers. If you're looking to recreate some of those experiences and recipes, you'll also get good support. The main thing is to jump in, join the conversations and have fun!

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Here's ours: a reproduction, alas, not an original.

 

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"There is no sincerer love than the love of food."  -George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Act 1

 

Gene Weingarten, writing in the Washington Post about online news stories and the accompanying readers' comments: "I basically like 'comments,' though they can seem a little jarring: spit-flecked rants that are appended to a product that at least tries for a measure of objectivity and dignity. It's as though when you order a sirloin steak, it comes with a side of maggots."

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14 hours ago, Smithy said:

Welcome, @LivingMCM! Is your user name a reference to the century you prefer? I had to look up George Nelson clock; I didn't get the reference until I read more. Then it all came clear, and very familiar to me. :)

 

If you like road trips and finding those old good diners along Route 66 (or elsewhere) I'm sure you'll have a lot of avid followers. If you're looking to recreate some of those experiences and recipes, you'll also get good support. The main thing is to jump in, join the conversations and have fun!

Thanks for the welcome @Smithy! Yes, MCM means "mid-century modern," and I try to incorporate the positive aspects of the mid twentieth century into my everyday life. Alas, my clock is actually a knockoff, haha.

 

4 hours ago, cdh said:

Where do you live that you have places that still do mid-century modern dining?

 

I'm in the Seattle area. There are a few dining establishments here and there in the northwest that date back to the mid-century years. I find a lot more of them down in California, though.

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39 minutes ago, LivingMCM said:

Thanks for the welcome @Smithy! Yes, MCM means "mid-century modern," and I try to incorporate the positive aspects of the mid twentieth century into my everyday life. Alas, my clock is actually a knockoff, haha.

Was wondering whether your MCM was meant as the roman numeral for 1900, or for the abbreviation of Mid-Century Modern...  now I know.

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