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Jimmys Diner. by tucsonmike on 12 April 2007 6:57am
I promised to tell you about my new hangout. It is a diner by Tucson International Airport. Jimmys is in an old Santa Fe Railroad dining car. The kitchen was the kitchen when it was in use as a railway car.

The present owner lives in another train car on the property that was made into a home. Good thing she is tough. It is not the greatest neighborhood after dark.
Re: Jimmys Diner. by kazzzz on 12 April 2007 7:01am
Well , Mikey, that will also be handy for popping next door and "finding" luggage ;)
Re: Jimmys Diner. by Spursfan on 12 April 2007 9:17am
Sounds great Mike.

There used to be a pub/restaurant a few miles away from here where you could dine in an old train carriage! It was great - very atmospheric. It was a 'compartment' carriage with all the fittings and you had to book early as it was so popular. You could also eat in the normal restaurant,(boring - ha ha!) they just had the carriage 'parked' round the back.

Sadly it has closed down.
Re: Jimmys Diner. by johnnythemonkey on 12 April 2007 2:45pm
Hope the food is/was better than the old British Rail curled up sandwiches !
Re: Jimmys Diner. by tucsonmike on 13 April 2007 1:59am
LOL! Kaz. Next door, Jena raises turkeys. (I tease her cause she hates birds).
The food is basic. The standard breakfasts of eggs pancakes, potatoes or tortillas and beans. Lunch, hamburgers etc.
Most of the clientele are regulars. People who work at the airport, delivery guys on runs, older guys who have had breakfast there for years. The other waitresses are either family or old friends. Yesterday, a Mexican cleaning lady named Elizabeth had to help Jena out. She had the closed sign on. I went up there suspecting trouble. Turned out, because she was short staffed, she was only serving the regulars.

The old guys in the morning are a hoot. I just listen though. These are rough retired truck drivers, airport and railroads workers. They have become Evangelical Christians. Last Saturday, the loudest one, Bob said "The Israelis mistake is not running the Palestinians out!" I muttered sarcastically, "so that's what us Jewish folks are getting wrong." Jeri Anne one of the waitresses said, "keep it down!" If they find out you are Jewish, they will never leave you alone!"

I could write an entire book just hanging out there for a week. Except the police on the South Side stop in and they do not like Jena.
Re: Jimmys Diner. by sighthound on 13 April 2007 6:33am
We must eat there the next time I'm in Tucson, Mike! Sounds even more memorable than the Ethiopian restaurant we ate at last time.
Re: Jimmys Diner. by tucsonmike on 24 April 2007 5:56am
Well now, by hanging out there, I get tips on jobs, I will now have my cleaning lady and I know where to go if I need scrap metal.

I am getting good @ hanging out on the wrong side of the tracks.
Re: Jimmys Diner. by johnnythemonkey on 24 April 2007 7:38am
That's where the fun is to be had !
Re: Jimmys Diner. by Miss-M on 24 April 2007 8:11am
Oh Mike, on yesterday's episode of The Young and the Restless (mind you, Australia is approximately 9 months behind the US and Canada with our episodes), one of the characters (Phyllis) travelled from Genoa City to Tuscon in Victor Newman's private jet for a business trip. I naturally thought of you. Did Phyllis have a nice stay? ;)
Re: Jimmys Diner. by tucsonmike on 24 April 2007 7:46pm
I would have shown Phyllis a nice time. Many celebrities have lived here, because their privacy is kept private.
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