Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A nickel for your time...

Oh what a long time it has been!  I've missed you all so much and have been away for far too long (about 3 weeks or so).  My computer decided to retaliate for the days and nights that we have kept it up, it finally needed some rest.  So now that we are all rested and up and running, I've misplaced my camera.  Now I can't upload any pics that I've been saving for blog land.  What to do, what to do...

As most of you know I took a much needed trip to L.A., and while it was a joyous time, I didn't squeeze everything that I thought I would into those three days.  For instance, no beach trip for me.  Instead my mother and I went on a day trip to Old Town Pasadena.  There was also a restaurant that I wanted to visit and we weren't able to do that either...sigh.

Which restaurant you ask?  The Nickel Diner is where.

Located in downtown Los Angeles, it had all the fare that I had been dreaming about and the whimsy decor was worth checking out.

It is the home of the famous maple bacon doughnut.  It sounds pretty scary but apparently it's a huge hit.  So much so in fact, that it was featured on "Diners, Drive In's, and Dives" on the Food Network.

Did I mention that they have homemade ding dongs?
and pop tarts too!

Just look at their little logo strategically placed on their menus and website...
There is nothing like a place with a good sense of humor!  I'll just have to visit this spot next time.

Images are courtesy of Nickel Diner



  1. Home made ding dongs---oh my gosh, yes, please.

    I think Pioneer Woman has a recipe for ding dongs.

    Glad you're back.
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party dot com

  2. ~**~So glad you are back!!! Missed you!*! Hugs,Rachel ;)~*~*

  3. What did we all used to do without computers?

    I agree the logo has just the right touch of humor.

  4. I have a hinkering (sp?) for ding dongs now!!!! I shouldn't blog when I'm hungry b/c people always feature such great food :)

    I would stop breathing if I lost my camera! Hope you find it soon!!


  5. Missed you...glad you're back!
    That sounds like a great place..with yummy food!


    Deborah xoxo

  6. Great blog - glad you dropped by so I could find you, too...there are quite a few of us in Vegas! :-) The diner looks divine - I'm going to catalog it for myself, our next trip out. Happy Wednesday, Natalie -

  7. It looks like such a fun and interesting place but hopefully when you get to go to LA again you'll get the chance to go here.

  8. Hi Natalie, I remember seeing Guy's piece on the restaurant, and wanting to visit too. Everything looked awesome. Thanks for stopping by, and leaving a nice comment, welcome home. tami


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