June 29, 2015

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

 

The Summit Diner - A New Jersey Classic

 

New Jersey is known as “the diner capital of the world.” 

 

A truly classic American "diner" is a prefabricated restaurant, with the exterior partly or wholly stainless steel, and brought to the site to be assembled.

There were several classic diner manufacturers, mostly in New Jersey. Possibly the best known of these was the Jerry O’Mahony Company, which produced around 2,000 diners from 1917 to 1952. 

 

Only about 20 of these are still extant, with Summit Diner being one of them. It was built in 1938.


Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit Diner in Summit, New Jersey is one of the classic New Jersey diners. 

 

My husband had a BLT and I had a grilled cheese sandwich (and we're both on diets, boo!) 

 

They were both delicious, and the staff was very friendly.

 

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Menu of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit is a very wealthy town, and there are some rich and famous people living there. 

 

So I really like that the Summit Diner is deeply  involved with the Other Fellow First Foundation

 

The Foundation website says:

We exist to bring help and comfort to New Jersey families in distress. In life, the true measure of a person is not how high you fly. Instead, we think it's all about how high you bounce. All of us have good and bad days. Most of us have better good ones than bad. However, every once in a while, the less fortunate need a helping hand. That is why we exist. We fund only organizations that deal with New Jersey families in distress. All of our profits go to organizations like the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation or Family Promise.

 

The website also says that 

 

We have chosen the Summit Diner as our symbol. People come to the Summit Diner for much more than just great food. It deals with many other personal hungers. It is a great place to meet someone and feel like you belong. Its honest simplicity and cozy atmosphere make it a great metaphor for a foundation with our mission, operating in the most densely populated state in the country.

Well, how wonderful can you be? The Summit Diner is the real deal in so many ways!


Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
The Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


 

More About Diners

 

You can read about another iconic New Jersey Diner:

 

Bendix Diner

 

You can also read more about old diners at these great sites:


Diner Hunter

Retro Roadmap 

Roadside Architecture/Diners

 
John Baeder does wonderful paintings of diners (click on oil and watercolor links):


John Baeder Fine Art


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June 08, 2015

The Farm at Green Village | Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


The Farm At Green Village

 

The Farm at Green Village in lovely Green Village, New Jersey, contains over 30 acres of trees, plants, flowers, and animals. 

 

They have an amazing and beautiful variety of flora and fauna, and everything you'd need for your garden or patio.

 

It is one of my favorite places in New Jersey  because it is pretty and peaceful. 

 

It's a magical place . . .

 

I am very fond of the beautiful swans.



Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey



The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Gazebo at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Statuary The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants and flowers at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

 

You can read more about The Farm at Green Village here.

 

You may also want to read about Cherry Blossom Time.



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Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

 

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June 01, 2015

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Iris gardens

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair

 

This beautiful place is the largest public iris garden in the world. 

 

Every spring they bloom in a variety of colors and iris types. 


 
White Irises
Purple Irises
Iris Gardens
Iris Gardens
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Iris Gardens

 

You can read more about the iris gardens here

For more about Montclair, you can read about The Montclair Art Museum.

 

Linking up to: 
 
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme



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