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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pink Saturday/A Pink Diner

Here it is, Pink Saturday, and I am late posting! Sorry! I accidentally fell asleep in the recliner last night instead of getting this post up before midnight.

Anyhow, I have a very unique pink subject this week. Have you ever seen a diner with a pink roof? I have! Lester's Diner in Bryan, Ohio, has just that!

Here is a picture of it. By the way, I didn't take any of these pictures. I found them at Google Images.

And here is one a little closer. Is this not too cool for words?

Here is the famous coffee cup sign. Legend has it that when the creators of the "Alice" TV show (from the 70's, anyone remember?) were looking for inspiration for Mel's Diner, that they noticed this sign, and Mel's Diner was born! I can assure you that the coffee cup sign, though it has been refurbished over the years, was in place well before the 70's.

Here it is at dusk, just starting to light up for the night. Look at the pink "coffee" spilling out of the cup!

This is a picture of the restaurant at night, all lit up! Get a load of that deep pink! I can't help but love it. There must have been a vintage car event nearby, because look at all those hot cars from the 50's!

Lester's really does feature a huge cup of coffee. Look at this happy fellow! I have no idea who he is, but he is probably a Bryan, Ohio, resident.

Lester's is a popular hang out in Bryan. I have been there a number of times myself, and my daughter worked there for a short time. The food is good and inexpensive. It's the kind of place where old timers sit and gab for hours at a time, sipping on their big cups of coffee.

I hope the place never closes! Bryan, Ohio, would never be the same!

For more pink posts, find a list at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.


Susan said...

Oh a diner... I would love to go and sit awhile!!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Mimi said...

What an adorable diner. Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week.

imjacobsmom said...

What a neat place. I dig that big Coffee cup sign. It looks like it has great food -burgers, fries, malts! All of my favs. ~ Robyn

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh yes, I remember Mel's Diner well. I used to laugh at that show all of the time! What a neat diner this is. That sign is so cool! laurie

BittersweetPunkin said...

Hey Darlin...I am so sorry to hear about your job loss. We went through that some years ago too...keep your head up and your eyes on the Lord...I will keep you in my prayers.


Raxx - A day in the life said...

Hi Kady, thanks for the tour of the diner., very interesting with the pink roof.

Happy pinks Saturday!

Abundant Blessings said...

That's really cool. Looks like a friendly place. Sorry to hear about your job.
Happy Pink Saturday.

Smilingsal said...

We have a Lester's Diner with the SAME huge cup of coffee and the same outdoor sign! I guess this is where ol' Lester comes when it gets cold! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

CC said...

What a great diner..I would love to visit. Happy Pink Saturday..have a lovely week.

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

I miss those old fashion diners. We had then growing up in NJ. A pink one is a novelty however. Happy PS!

caren said...

Looks like a great place - everybody from Pink Saturday should meet there for coffee!

Lorri said...

What a great place. Wish we had one close by. Looks like a wonderful place to eat and relax.

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! Oh, what a cute place. That guy has one huge cup of coffee!! Chloe Dawn thanks you for the visit. Hope you're doing well, sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharon said...

Wow who wouldn't want to stop there with that pink roof line. Great looking cup of coffee too!

Jill said...

Happy pink Saturday! How are things going???

Deanna said...

Hi Kady,
too bad I don't live in Ohio because I'd be over at Lester's lickety split!

Hope you had a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

debbie said...


Beverly said...

What a cool place. Maybe all of us pinkies should meet there one day.

Happy Pink Saturday, Kady.

vintagewindow said...

Well "kiss my grits" I remember Mel's Diner.

Lesters looks like cool place. I love cafes' diners that aren't chain eateries.

Happy PS


Justine said...

This was very cool, Kady! It's a rare thing to find a diner down here in FL. In NY they were all over the place and I loved eating in them. They always had such yummy, greasy food.

Justine :o )

Kathy said...

Oh, how cute is that diner!

Neabear said...

I love that diner. That would be a fun place to hang out and get some good food and a big cup of coffee. Sounds like our kind of place.

Helen said...

They don't make diners like they used to ... so this one is a 'keeper' for sure! Diner food is the very best - ranks right up there with truck stop food (in my humble opinion!)

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the old unique diners that aren't part of some big national chain..they have so much more charm. I hope it never has to close down!

Shabby Addict said...

What a fun diner! I especially liked the chap drinking the coffee haha that was hilarious. I wish we could have more of those fun vintage diners!!

Jill said...

Hey Lady.. hope all is well!

Stop at my post when you get a chance and participate!

Nancy said...

What a unique place! I love those kinds of places! And it's pink! Very neat! Thanks for showing us! Nancy

Ayesha said...

Hi I am Ayesha I am from bryan Ohio.. I live in florida now.. wow Lesters looks cool in pink... I think they wanted to help celebrate the occasion..hehe.. By the way u have a great blog... I love reading it :)