Filed under food

First waitress in 1938 remembers Serro’s DIner

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO As the former Serro’s Diner moves closer to being back in service, the diner’s first waitress got to visit the restoration project. The Serro family opened the brand new 1938 O’Mahony-brand diner in Irwin, Pa., as a Lincoln Highway bypass was being built around the town for … Continue reading

Diner to again serve Lincoln Highway travelers

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran an update about the Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor’s plan to open an interpretive center in Pennsylvania. Included was news of the diner being restored. That diner — which I led the effort to rescue in 1992 for the Historical Society of Western … Continue reading

Pa LHHC Road Rally includes Ship Hotel mystery

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is once again staging a Lincoln Highway Road Rally this weekend, October 8 and 9. This year’s rally will start in Jennerstown and end at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum in Orrtanna, 12 miles west of Gettysburg, and includes a mystery! Although … Continue reading

Shady Bend station restored and back in business

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Grand Island Independent reports that Shady Bend, an old roadside business along the Lincoln Highway in central Nebraska, has been restored and is again serving customers on the east end of Grand Island. I reported on the plans two years ago on this blog. The … Continue reading

Niland’s Cafe on Lincoln Hwy in Iowa re-opening

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The popular Niland Café in Colo, Iowa, is re-opening on Thursday, July 7 @ 4:00 pm, to coincide with the Colo Farmer’s Market. New operator Sandra Huemann-Kelly already had a “soft opening” on June 30 during the market. Regular hours will be: Tue–Sat:  6:30 am – 8:00 … Continue reading

Blair blog a fun trip along the Lincoln Highway

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Jeff Blair has been walking the Lincoln Highway across Indiana to promote the highway but also asking for pledges of support to be split evenly between the Alzheimer’s Association in Indiana and the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association. He has reported on his walk daily since he … Continue reading

Fire destroys Lancaster-area restaurant

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO A fire Saturday night destroyed a restaurant in Paradise Township near Lancaster, Pa., that had closed after a  fire in 2008. The Garden Gate Diner at 3105 Lincoln Highway East, formerly the Wagon Wheel Restaurant and the Route 30 Family Restaurant, was the scene of the … Continue reading

Christmas at Cody’s 1880s mansion & barn

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO Visitors can again enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas at the Cody ranch with a tour of Buffalo Bill’s home on Friday, December 17 from 5:30 pm-8 pm. The 1886 mansion, 1887 horse barn, log cabin, and outbuildings are all decorated with lights. The mansion will have 18 … Continue reading

Lincoln Highway diner demolished (?) in NJ

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO UPDATE: The local newspaper now reports the diner was moved to Pennsylvania. A vintage diner along the Lincoln Highway in New Brunswick, NJ, has been demolished, reportedly on December 7, 2010. The 1941 Fodero-brand Mack’s Diner stopped serving food in 1968. It became a grocery, then … Continue reading

Indiana LHA holiday gathering at Kimmell B & B

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO The Indiana Lincoln Highway Association will hold a Holiday Gathering and House Tour at the Kimmell House Bed & Breakfast on December 4, 2010, starting at 2pm. The event is open to the public (pre-register by Wednesday, December 1) for only $16, which includes entrée, beverage, … Continue reading

Recipes & artwork in IL Lincoln Highway book

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO David Alan Badger has been gathering recipes from businesses along the Lincoln Highway in Illinois and combining them with pencil drawings of the businesses to produce Recipes from the Illinois Lincoln Highway National Scenic Byway. The book includes sections for each community along the route, plus … Continue reading

LHHC offers “Ultimate Road Trip” in October

The Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor is sponsoring a one-day bus trip along the Lincoln Highway from Greensburg to Everett, Pa., (and back) on Monday, October 11, 2010. The “ultimate road trip” will be guided by Lou DeRose, the ultimate Lincoln Highway fan, and Olga Herbert, the Executive Director of the LHHC. Both know this route … Continue reading

Belle Plaine’s Lincoln Cafe to reopen

Van & Bev Becker send word from Iowa that the Lincoln Cafe in Belle Plaine is set to reopen in September. The Cedar Rapids Gazette reported today that Gzim “Jimmy” Limani, owner of the likewise famous King’s Tower Café (also along the Lincoln Highway in nearby Tama) is working to rehab the shuttered cafe. When … Continue reading