Positively New Jersey: Mourning the death of 24-hour diners in the Garden State

New Jersey is considered the world capital of diners and diner culture.

May 5, 2023, 2:59 AM

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New Jersey is considered the world capital of diners and diner culture. And a key part of that experience is sliding into a booth in the late night or early hours of the morning.
It's hard to imagine working the late shift, being a lonely insomniac or leaving a nightclub or a concert and not having a diner to go to for some comfort food and human contact.
But the post-pandemic economy has left New Jersey with very few diners still open late or all night.
On today's "Brian's Positively New Jersey,” Brian Donohue issues a sad requiem for the late-night Jersey diner.


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