Welcome to "Meet the Mayor," a segment in which we interview local Foursquare Mayors in their natural habitats.
South Street Diner John
I see from
how you just rolled up on a motor scooter that you're a bad-ass as well as
mayor of the diner. How's that working out for you?Well, scootering is actually one of the best ways to get
around the city if biking isn't available. I've always thought scooters were
underused in the US.
I see a lot of them in Europe. I got this one
almost four years ago. It's got 7000-plus miles on it, just from riding around
the city and the suburbs.
your favorite thing to eat here?Well, I like trying a bunch of different things. But I'm
kind of a simple guy. I like the steak and eggs in the morning. That always
gets me going. The coffee's okay. It's nice that they serve beer late at night.
This place is the classic. It's been here since, what, the '30s? [It was built in 1947. _Eds.] I
come here when I can, particularly because I don't know how much longer it's
going to be here. You see any other one-story buildings around us?
upsetting me. Let's change the subject.Let's get some food!
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