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When Tower Grill closes, Waterbury will lose a community gathering place

The menu at the Tower Grill on Freight Street.
The menu at the Tower Grill on Freight Street.

There is a pleasant scent distinctive to diners. It’s an amalgamation of coffee and toast and syrup and bacon grease that forms this other aroma that is its own; yet the nose can still differentiate and savor each individual, delicious element. Open the door at the Tower Grill in Waterbury, and the brief zephyr it causes will bathe you in it. Continue reading When Tower Grill closes, Waterbury will lose a community gathering place

Garrison Leykam featured in Connecticut Magazine

Many thanks to Connecticut Magazine for featuring me in their June 2017 issue about Connecticut’s Best Diners and for using so many of my photos of these classic eateries.  I’ve received wonderful feedback already on the section Diner Lingo: How to Talk Like a Short Order Cook. It’s a lost art form of communication!
My Top 5 Connecticut diner picks are in the newsstand issue. Be sure to read and share my book, Classic Diners of Connecticut.  For more on the diner menu, you can follow Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys blog and podcast and subscribe to Those Diner and Motorcycle Guys newsletter. It’s a ride!
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