n 1946 Worcester Diner #790 arrived by truck and was installed at 3 Bridge Street in Gardiner, Maine. Under the name of Heald's Diner, it served employees of Gardiner's mills and factories with an emphasis on ample portions served quickly. The diner is still at 3 Bridge Street, still a marvel of efficiency and art moderne design, still a local gathering place, still serving the same warm, flaky biscuits.
But under the ownership of Mike Giberson and Neil Anderson since 1988, the little A1 Diner (as it is now known) draws customers (and restaurant reviews) from far and wide with its wonderfully eclectic menu (you can order Bouillabaisse or meatloaf), its emphasis on fresh, local food, and its upscale deli and specialty food store next door, A1 To Go. This is a small business success story, filled with characters from either side of the counter, packed with recipes and kitchen notes, enjoyable down to the last bite.
|Publisher:||Tilbury House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About the Author
Sarah Rolph is a professional writer with an uncanny sense for a good story. In addition to writing about food and travel, she helps technology companies tell their stories to the marketplace. An avid home cook, Sarah is an ardent believer in the importance of home cooking for health and happiness. She lives in Carlisle, Massachusetts.
Jeff Giberson is an amateur photographer with a professional eye and an artistic sensibility. He has been creating images for enjoyment since he was a kid with his first Brownie camera. Jeff lives in Gardiner, Maine,
and works at A1 Diner.