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Old 06-10-2019, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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You can find real maple syrup in some diners, the trendy ones. Most often it's an extra charge.
Isn't "diner" and "trendy" an oxymoron?

Seriously, I suppose there are "trendy diners" in larger locations, but the trendiest we get around here is Denny's. Maybe I should return to Vancouver for a visit; and Nat, I'll look to you for your recommendations as to diners.
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Isn't "diner" and "trendy" an oxymoron?

Seriously, I suppose there are "trendy diners" in larger locations, but the trendiest we get around here is Denny's. Maybe I should return to Vancouver for a visit; and Nat, I'll look to you for your recommendations as to diners.
Well, I actually had a dive in mind, not a trendy place, some place that might claim to have pure maple syrup as an advertising gimmick but water it down because, well, because it's a dive.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:06 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Well, I actually had a dive in mind, not a trendy place, some place that might claim to have pure maple syrup as an advertising gimmick but water it down because, well, because it's a dive.
I think back to the days when I drove an 18-wheel transport, and pulled into a diner.

Those were real diners. Places that had a "trucker's special," from 0500 to 0700. Two eggs, any style, ham or sausage or bacon, toast, hash browns or home fries, orange juice, and coffee, for just $2.99. Add pancakes, it was $3.99. I cannot eat eggs, but they always managed to make me a BLT with home fries and juice and coffee for the same price.

The work was grueling, but the food--fantastic! If you want a good feed, head for your local truck stop at about 0600. Eat like you've never eaten before, at a time of day when you never thought you'd eat such goodness.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Isn't "diner" and "trendy" an oxymoron?

Seriously, I suppose there are "trendy diners" in larger locations, but the trendiest we get around here is Denny's. Maybe I should return to Vancouver for a visit; and Nat, I'll look to you for your recommendations as to diners.
At first it may sound that way, but what they have actually done is take some of the classic diner foods and upgraded them by using better ingredients, like real maple syrup

Some are quite good, but there are still some good classic old diners around where the server will stare at you with their mouth open if you ask if the eggs are organic free range from happy chickens.
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Old 06-11-2019, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Nice post, netwit. I'd rep if I could, but I need to spread it around a little more.

Back when I was in my twenties, I used to volunteer at an Ontario demonstration sugarbush, for the tourists. We produced 100% maple syrup, made by boiling down maple sap; no dilution, no adulteration, and tourists paid full price for such syrup in the gift shop. As for the restaurant, you could have pancakes served with our fresh-daily syrup. We took pride in never serving nor selling anything but 100% Ontario maple syrup, and it was never diluted or adulterated it in any way.

As for me, I was only a volunteer during sugaring season, but I'd always get a five-gallon can of our pure maple syrup as a "thank-you." I'd apportion it out among my fiends and family, but I always kept a portion for myself. When you worked to provide it, it tasted so much better!
Your “fiends and family”?
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Your “fiends and family”?
Well, blood is thicker than water...
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Your “fiends and family”?
Why not? some of my fiends are my best enemies.
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Old 06-12-2019, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Alberta, Canada
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Your “fiends and family”?


Although some of my friends have displayed fiendish tendencies when we're engaged in friendly competition.
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