Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Boulevard Diner, Worcester, MA

Today, I was privileged to join Diner Aficionados Scott Monty and CC Chapman on a very fun road trip to Worcester, Massachusetts to visit The Boulevard Diner on Shrewsbury St.

The Boulevard is an authentic old railroad diner car built right in Worcester (Worcester Lunch Car Co. #730 built in 1936). I and my fraternity brothers used to visit the Boulevard, a 24 hr, 6 days/wk, establishment in the wee hours after parties when I was an engineering undergrad at WPI in the late 60s. That's right folks, I used to go there 40 years ago, and it is almost exactly like it was those decades ago.

In those days, my favorite order was an Italian sausage sandwich and a chocolate milk. I ordered the same today and, except for the price, it has also changed very little. Still hearty and delicious. Scott had the steak and cheese, and CC went for his diner touchstone meal, the meatloaf.
Scott and CC's diner blog is Nothing Could Be Finer Than Being in Your Diner and I also posted a photo set on Flickr


Anonymous Len Edgerly said...

Italian sausage pizza and chocolate milk - a culinary original! This is a sweet story re: the passage of time and how some things never change. Wonderful, Joe.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 8:22:00 AM  
Blogger Amanda MacArthur said...

This is great, I love the Boulevard! I used to live down the street and used to stop in all the time around 3am when nothing else was open.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. My name is Brenda and I have been working at the "Bully" since 1996 and Google the diner on a regular basis. I'm surprised I hadn't come across this sooner. I'd love to see this posted to youtube so that I can post it to my myspace and facebook profiles.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008 7:41:00 PM  

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