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Yankee Names "The Best 5 New England Diners"

Yankee Names “The Best 5 New England Diners”
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Dublin, New Hampshire (April 2008)–For its May/June Special 2008 Travel Issue, Yankee Magazine asked Richard Gutman, curator of the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and author of three books on the history of diners, to name the top five diners in New England — a difficult task, considering that there are
more than 300 diners just in Massachusetts.

In each issue, Yankee names “The Best 5″ in different categories. The next issue, July/August, will recognize the best five ice-cream stands for summer in New England.

“The Best 5″ picks for New England diners are:

  • Modern Diner — Pawtucket, RI; 401-726-8390;
  • Kelly’s Diner — Somerville, MA; 617-623-8102
  • Capitol Diner — Lynn, MA; 781-595-9314
  • Libby’s Blue Line Diner — Colchester, VT; 802-655-0343
  • A1 Diner — Gardiner, ME; 207-582-4804;
    For more classic New England diners from Richard Gutman, go to:

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Updated Friday, April 25th, 2008

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