The Road Ahead : December January 2008
TASMANIA The Ghan Territory Explorer 10-day package from $1,338* es: *Based on concession fare. Adult package prices are $2019. For bookings made until 28 February 2008. All travel to be completed by 31 March 2008. 11208 *Price is for land arrangements only, erson twin share, based on two dbury cruise and other activities and attractions are subject to availability and operating schedules. See the 'discover Tasminia' brochure for more information. Offer valid 20th January -- 30th April 2008. FREE RACQ TASSIE PACK! Book your 10-day Tasmania package and receive FREE For bookings and information call 1300 888 449 or visit our website racq.com e * p ad attractions are subject to availability and operating sc 8 days/7 nights Adelaide--Darwin or v.v. 36 DEC 07/JAN 08 STORY ANDREW MARSHALL PHOTOS KARIN RIIKONEN Sleek, flashy and gleaming -- the diner is a classic icon of Americana -- an oasis of comfor t, with beckoning neon signs such as 'Open 24 Hours' and 'Hot Food.' In an age of faceless architecture and assembly line food, there has been a re-bir th of interest in the diner as an ar t form, design and eating experience, and each diner's personality is as varied as the people you share booth space with. Some still ser ve the same home-cooked fare when they were first built, while others now ser ve gourmet cuisine and fine wines. An authentic diner can be defined in a number of ways. Firstly, it must be a pre-fabricated structure (pre-fab), the kind that were manufactured (mostly in New Jersey) in the style of railway dining cars. A long counter with a row of swivel stools is a must, as is a kitchen that is visible from the seating area. Features such as booth seating, formica table tops liberal use of chrome complete the picture instantly recognisable look that has featu TRAVEL & LEISURE ABOVE: Flavio, the 718 B-Klyn Diner's bar tender. MAIN PHOTO: The Cheyenne Diner, near Madison Square Gardens.
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