Food & Drink

East Brunswick's Colonial Diner Celebrated at Exhibit

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Coke, cheeseburger platter and rings. Credits: Middlesex County Office of Communication
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PISCATAWAY, NJ - What better way to wrap up our “History of New Jersey Diners” exhibit than to get an actual taste of what they’re famous for?

The Middlesex County Office of Culture and Heritage is proud to present “A Taste of NJ Diners.”

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 24 at the Cornelius Low House, located at 1225 River Road in Piscataway, which has been home to the popular diner exhibit.

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Guests will be able to taste samples from three local diners: The Fontainbleau in Piscataway, The Somerset in Somerset and The Colonial in East Brunswick.

The event will also feature guest curator Michael Gabriele, author of The History of New Jersey Diners, who will reminisce and answer questions.

“The entire Board of Chosen Freeholders is thrilled with the enthusiastic response to the diner exhibit,” said Middlesex County Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios. “I’m also excited we are able to bring the exhibit to a fitting end by featuring some of the food that has made diners a New Jersey institution.”

“This event is a wonderful complement to the New Jersey Diners exhibit,” Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “People have really embraced the exhibit because it’s brought back memories of some of their favorite diners. At this event, guests can really become part of the exhibit they’ve enjoyed so much by sharing authentic diner food together and sharing their stories.”

Visitors may also be part of an oral history project, sharing favorite stories, telling curators where, when and with whom they ate and, of course, what they ordered. These stories will help us all to better understand the lure of these eateries.

This program is offered free of charge, but registration is required. To register or for information, please call 732-745-3030 ext. 310

Persons with hearing disabilities may dial (732) 745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System.  The first floor of the Cornelius Low House is fully accessible. For visitors with mobility issues an interactive kiosk offers photographs and text of the second floor.

 An Assistive Listening System will be in use during programs.  An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request.  Wheelchairs are available and transport from the back parking lot to the Low House via a golf cart is also available.

Funding for “A Taste of NJ Diners” has been provided in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Middlesex the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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