I am eating in this restaurant if I have to build a time machine

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–and I’ll actually have to. ┬áBecause it’s long demolished. ┬áBut I’d give anything for a cup of coffee and a slice of diner cake at Emil’s Steer Inn Drive Inn.

Or the Frost Diner:

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Or the Mark Twain Cafe & Bar:

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Or the Glass House:

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Or many other of the awesome dining establishments listed on James Lileks‘ website that features, among other things, restaurants from the days before the chains.