Diner Journal

American Songbook

We are so excited for Diner Journal friend Steven Reker to appear in the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center this Friday, February 27.

“Brooklyn-based artist Steven Reker marries indie rock melodies and irresistible movement for an infectious blend of pop music and performance art. An alumnus of David Byrne’s touring band, composer for choreographer Jodi Melnick’s recent work at BAM, and guest musical curator for PS122, the interdisciplinary performer and founder of the music-dance project People Get Ready presents brand new material and invites shared exploration of an entirely new genre.”

It’s gonna be grrrrreat! Buy your tickets.

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Robert Irwin



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Thursday musings

who are you,little i

(five or six years old)

peering from some high

window;at the gold

of november sunset

(and feeling:that if day

has to become night

this is a beautiful way)

e.e. cummings

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People, get ready…


In the darkest of winter times, Diner Journal fights on to bring you visual and edible pleasure.

Gears are turning on issue 30! Bring it on dirty thirty.

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Road Burgers

We’ve kinda got a thing for the rundown burger joints you find on long distance drives, when a mediocre patty tastes like a million bucks in your mouth.


This one discovered on a winding drive across Washington. A shocking amount of milkshakes were consumed.

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One of those magic moments where New York feels like Paris.

This beauty found on 29th St. off Broadway.

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snow essentials


Currently subsisting on beet pickled eggs.

Check out the New York Times suggestions for snow day cooking.

Stay warm!


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Not many of us at DJ skateboard, but it is certainly something we can get behind especially when food is doing the shreddin’.


Parisian artist, Benoit Jammes, gives us all sorts of visual pleasures on his website. Our favorite is his photography series ‘skitchen’, which he describes as “the secret sporting life of our friends the fruits and vegetables”.

We asked Benoit to share some wisdom and here is what he had to say.


What gave you the idea to start the Kitchen Skate series?

 I knew that something was happening when I turned my back on my kitchen, so I decided to see what was going on in there.

Were you interested in food or skateboarding first?

 When you are young, food is the last thing you give importance to, but a cool skate trick is sooo cool. You now have the ranking.

How do you choose which fruits and veggies to feature in the pictures?

I feature those that I manage to capture in action when they don’t know that I see them doing some amazing slide. Got it!


What is your favorite meal to prepare?

 Red curry chicken, before a big skate session collapsing into my couch.

What is your favorite skateboard trick?

 900 triple kickflip to wake up in the morning.

 Is there an intended message behind your photographs?

 That veggies are worse than kids!

 Can we expect anything in the future from Kitchen Skate?

 Skateboarding is No Future, don’t you know that?


All photographs taken by Benoit Jammes.

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Whatta Year!

Grab your loved ones and create something tasty. Ring in 2015 with a full belly!

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Chez Panisse menu featured in Diner Journal #20.

Thank you for your support and love this past year <3

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