Yankee Magazine 2008 Travel Guide feature five best Diners in New England

DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) — Yankee magazine’s 2008 Special Travel Guide hits newsstands May 6 with all kinds of recommendations for enjoying summer travel in New England, from places in Connecticut for art-lovers, to moose-watching in Maine, to 244 “Editor’s Choice” selections, broken down by state and region.

The issue also includes a feature on New England’s five best diners. The list was compiled by Richard Gutman, curator of the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, and author of three books on the history of diners.

The list includes the Modern Diner (364 East Ave., Pawtucket, R.I., 401-726-8390), housed in a 1941 stainless steel railcar-style building. It was the first diner named to the National Register of Historic Places. Weekend brunch specials include lobster Benedict.

The other four diners on Yankee’s list are Kelly’s Diner, 674 Broadway, Somerville, Mass., 617-623-8102; Capitol Diner, 431 Union St., Lynn, Mass., 781-595-9314; Libby’s Blue Line Diner, Route 7, Colchester, Vt., 802-655-0343; A1 Diner, 3 Bridge St., Gardiner, Maine, www.a1diner.com, 207-582-4804.

For more classic New England diners from Gutman, visit http://www.yankeemagazine.com/issues/2008-05/interact/10things/diners.