Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawks conveys the powerful allure of an American diner: we peer in on four figures sitting behind a reinforced glass window, protected from the predatory birds that hunt our cities’ streets at night. Find comfort in an American tradition with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $7 for $15 worth of American diner fare
- $12 for $25 worth of American diner fare<p>
The sweet musk of nostalgia mingles with the aromas of grilled-steak sandwiches ($6.85) and jumbo cheeseburgers ($4.55) topped with Skooter’s signature fried onions. Large fountain milk shakes ($3.50) evoke fond memories in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and a rotating surprise flavor, and hearty egg sandwiches ($3.55) headline the breakfast selection. See the full menu for the Springfield or Windsor Locks, Connecticut location.<p>
Drive-in movies. Car hops. Rock 'n' roll. Though human nature compels us to view the past in varying shades of gold, the 1950s almost transcends nostalgia. For those who were there, the smallest of triggers can set off waves of fond memories: a ringing bell leads the mind’s eye back to the polished counter of a soda fountain, and an oldies radio station evokes weekends spent passing quarters through the jukebox slot.
On September 11, 2001, in the midst of tragedy and after 19 years as a flight attendant, Brenda Stranberg decided that she was tired of playing back memories of America’s greatest decade in her head. Looking around her at a cultural landscape that her childhood self would hardly recognize, she teamed up with old friend Naif Makol Jr. and founded Skooter’s, an old-fashioned diner and coffee shop inspired by the simple pleasures of life more than half a century ago. Though somewhat of an anachronism, the diner’s open kitchen has proven wildly popular among the various generations that frequent the sit-down counter to sample thick milk shakes, loaded hot dogs, and burgers topped with fried onions. Between bites, guests can toss coins into the antique jukebox or admonish the diner’s soda jerks for callously dousing their friends with fountain drinks.