Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tom's Restaurant

I had lunch recently at Tom's restaurant a family-owned diner and a Brooklyn institution. It's just the type of place that seems to be disappearing from New York now. They serve the classic egg creams and their famous cherry lime rickey. The people that own it and who work there are so nice. They even serve you oranges and cookies while you wait for a table. Such a cute place!

And here is the cherry lime rickey - very refreshing!

13 comments:

• Eliane • said...

I have no idea what that drink is but it looks good. I love those old places. They have a lot of charm.

Ming the Merciless said...

I've never had a cherry lime rickey before. How does it taste like? Is it anything like Sonic's cherry limeade?

I love chocolate egg cream. Yummy!!

And I adore Sonic cherry limeade.

Olivier said...

cela donne envie, je ne connais pas "cherry lime rickey" mais je note pour mon prochain voyage.

it makes you want, I do not know "cherry lime rickey" but I note for my next trip.

DaveM said...

My type of place, very homely. I like the family photos on the coffee machine.

nazzareno said...

Wishes for the 1° May .

Dan Allen said...

I love authentic places like that – you can’t get a cherry lime rickey at Denny’s – and it is a shame when they disappear. I hope this institution lasts a long time.

Gudl said...

Yes, very inviting and the drink looks refreshing!

Blue Wave 707 said...

Classic diners like those are hard to find ... great shots!

Anna said...

That looks so good! I am thirsty now!

Moi said...

i too love to visit such places.....i am glad you had such a good time there :)

lv2scpbk said...

I know what you mean about local businesses going under. There is a local author here named, Ken Hull who recently came out with a book called, "Going Local". He's trying to get more people to go to the mom and pop and local restaurants instead of the large chains. You might want to get the book if you're interested in local restaurants around our area when you're home. He has a website. I think it's www.goinglocal.com

lv2scpbk said...

I was wrong about the website for Ken Hull, "Going Local". It's http://www.goinglocalpa.com/

This is the correct one.

John Roberts said...

This is the kind of place I like to look for when I'm visiting a new town. Sometimes the locals like to keep these from the tourists, and I can understand that. Thanks for sharing this one!