What it Takes to Own a Diner–With Aladdin Barak

Aladdin Barak knows what it takes to own a diner. He should, hes only been doing it for the last 30 years. Barak was born in Turkey, but as he got older and had a family of his own he wanted more for them. He had heard of others in the area going to America,…

Robyn Austin (Diner Expert) Q&A

Robyn Austin has been a New Jersey resident for her whole life, 57 years to be exact. Growing up, Jersey diners have been a huge part of her childhood and adult life, from family diners, outings with friends, to spending time with her own kids and. Some would even consider her an expert when it…

First stop: The Liberty Diner II

Just up the street from my hometown, the Liberty Diner II located on Route 130 in Bordentown is the setting of many of my childhood memories, as it has been for many families in the area for the last 30 years. As soon as I walked through the doors, the owner, Aladdin, greeted me and…