that’s a real “blast from the past.” That, to explain to those under sixty, is something that suddenly and strongly makes you remember a previous time in your life. And I have always referred to the decade of the 1950’s as “the golden days of my youth.” The days of poodle skirts, bobby socks rolled—not folded—down to the ankles, cardigan sweaters worn backward, and sweatshirts worn inside out. You’re not familiar with these trends? Maybe they were Iowa things.
But the 50’s have been on my mind since our brief stop at the Nifty Fiftys Soda Fountain (Port Townsend) and when I learned that Sequim (WA) has a diner—the Hi-Way 101 Diner & Pizza—I knew that we needed to add a visit to our stay.
The diner has an extensive menu, but what is the only thing to order when reliving the 50’s? Hamburgers, of course.
I thought that Chuck’s steak fries were a little small to be called steak fries. But that’s O.K. with me. I am not a big fan of thick steak fries. But these were crisp with a soft and steamy interior. And the portion was large enough that seconds weren’t necessary. The onion rings were less successful with a panko coating that I thought was too tough and chewy.
On our way out, we stopped to talk with this man at the cash register. He proved to be the diner’s owner and seemed pleased with our complimentary comments about our 4.0 Addie lunch—especially the hamburgers.
To review the role of Adler, Kitty Humbug, and the Addie rating system, read the November 14, 2011 blog.