Tuesday, June 23, 2009

That's My World Tuesday #36: It's Not What You Might Think


"Try the chili. No I'm not kidding."
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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I was stuck for a shot this week, when I came across this little novelty. One of the better kept secrets in Raleigh's downtown core is this little place on E. Martin St. If you're expecting hummus and falafel though, you might want to move down the block. The Mecca is straight-up All American Diner, right down to the red vinyl lunch counter stools. Step through the door and travel back 50 years.
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18 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

It figures the falafel is not to be found at Mecca.

Nothing beats an All American Diner, grease and all. (Although, I was at one with my daughter and her friend last week, and they ran out of ketchup at lunchtime. Not a very American moment. But I guess when you have the best fries in the world and you know it, you stop worrying about those details!)

Daryl said...

Its good to have options ... I like that this is a small place and sort of sandwiched between the BIG bldg and the medium sized ...

snowelf said...

I have never had a falafel.

There ya go. Little known snowelf fact.

:)

--snow

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Looks and sounds like a fun place to check out.

Mimi Lenox said...

Yummmm....

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Sylvia K said...

Well, of course, there's no falafel in Mecca! I love it! What a great shot of it sandwiched in between the other buildings.

Have a great week!

Guy D said...

Great shot Mojo, I love character places like this.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

itsnotjustapicture said...

my favorite kind of restaurant. i really must get down to raleigh and do some exploring.
have a wonderful evening.

thepurplejournal said...

Nice shot, Mojo! Looks like a fun place to enjoy a meal.

ewok1993 said...

I always see tuna melt on the menu when I go to diners, but never had the nerve to taste it.

Great shot.

Babooshka said...

The word American Diner just sum up a part of my youth, my on going youth that is of American cinema and literature. You had me at red Vinyl.

maryt/theteach said...

I wonder how they came up with the name though... :)

Island Rambles Blog said...

Each post on My World is so different....This makes me want to go for lunch there...cheers.

Sally in WA said...

My kinda restaurant! Must be restaurant day around here. :-)

Shadow said...

a little bit of the past tucked away between two buildings...

Arija said...

I hope the place is a real relic of the fifties, it would be nice to know that some things can survive.

Karen said...

Those are often the best type of places to eat ... home cooking comfort !! :-)