I always like how old diners look, like Joe Junior’s. It was empty, except for three Latino workers. I remember reading the hubbub of the Greenwich Village Joe Jr closing a couple years ago. Made me want to think this place would be packed with the locals.

I ordered the Beef Burger Deluxe (burger with lettuce, tomato, fries and coleslaw). I always think it’s funny when they give me a tiny ketchup cup of coleslaw at NY diners. I guess that’s a NY thing?

The burger patty was overflowing from the bun. The first bite tasted like a Wendy’s burger (maybe from all the ketchup I put on it). Then after, more like a diner burger.

Marcellus once told me how he used to romanticize old greasy diners …that is until he got old. I’m starting to feel the same way. I’m starting to feel that brick that I put in my stomach.

Joe Jr Restaurant – 167 3rd Ave (btwn 16th & 17th St) New York, NY 10003

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