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  • Modern Diner

    by Representative David N. Cicilline

    Posted on 2015-12-09

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    CICILLINE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, the Modern Diner in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was recognized last week for its legendary custard French toast, which the Food Network named the best diner dish in America.

    Rhode Island is the birthplace of the diner, with the first horse- drawn canteen established in Providence by Walter Scott in the year 1872.

    Since 1940, Mr. Speaker, the Modern Diner has been a landmark for the city of Pawtucket. Situated in a vintage Sterling Streamliner, the Modern Diner is known for its breakfast specials and great meals.

    In the late 1980s, it became the first diner to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Last week's award told the world what Rhode Island already knows--that the Modern Diner and its offerings are second to none.

    Mr. Speaker, as a regular patron of this noteworthy establishment, I want to applaud Modern Diner owner Nick Demou on this significant recognition. I look forward to celebrating with him and his staff on my next visit to the Modern Diner.


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