Unfortunately, it’s just a quick out-the-window shot. With the way the median in the road was, it would have been a pain to turn around to get a better shot. That road design probably isn’t the best for their business, either. Anyhow- the Essex Diner is a 1993 Starlite, formerly known as Mr. D’s Diner, the Starlight Diner, Casa Luna and I believe a few others. During its Italian or Mexican phase, the diner was unfortunately remodeled.
And here’s a shot of the “other” Essex Diner, closed in 1977, destroyed by arson in 1980.
Did you take this last Saturday, Mr. Dinerman, sir?
I would NEVER patronize a diner that has been bastardized like this one!