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Back to the Diner

I hope everyone had a great weekend. I decided to give myself a break from posting this weekend and just relax with family and friends. Sometimes its nice to be away from the computer and give yourself permission to not stress about posting.

Here’s another view of the Lake Effect Diner that we visited the last time we were in Buffalo.

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diner, retro, Lake Effects Diner, Buffalo, New York, HDR


A Cool Place To Eat

A couple of months ago I headed down to Buffalo with my family and thanks to Guy Fieri (of Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives) we tried the Lake Effect Diner. This diner is circa 1952 and was originally located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. It was saved from demolition and moved to Buffalo in 2001 where it was renovated and equipped with a state of the art kitchen. I love old diners and the best part of all of this…(Guy was right) the food was excellent.

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Lake Effects Diner, Buffalo, New York, diner, retro, vintage


iPhone Friday – Shuffling off to Buffalo

We were in Buffalo last weekend….

border crossing, Canada, America, bridge

…and we figured since we were making the 2 hour drive we should find some decent places to eat. So we consulted you know who…

….yes back to Guy Fieri’s picks from Diners, Drive-In’s & Dives. For dinner we had made a reservation at Mulberry’s Italian Restaurant. It’s a good thing we did because when we pulled up to the restaurant the parking lot was packed and there was a line out the door.

mulberry italian restaurant, Buffalo

Was it good….you betchya! If you ever find yourself there have the lasagna…it was out of this world. Our second Triple D restaurant was The Lake Effects Diner.

lake effects diner, buffalo,

This really turned out to be much more than we expected. They’ve taken diner food to a whole new level.


Take a Trip to Mars

Project 52 Entry #50

Welcome to Mars Diner.

Sometimes your eyes and you brain “see” very different things. Has that ever happened to you? I have a very romantic idea of what a nostalgic diner should look like and while Mars Diner is a fun place it was missing some oomph.

After processing my brackets through Photomatix & Photoshop I then provided some “oomph” using LucisArt and then a touch of glow in OnOne Perfect Effects. This is what my brain saw! The fact that there was a gentleman sitting on the stool and someone behind the counter was sheer luck.

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