11 June 2007

Holsten's Since 1939; Stage of Sopranos Final Scene

From Eater: For those with morning-after Sopranos withdrawal, perhaps you'd care to know a bit more about Holsten's, the diner that played backdrop to the final scene of the show. It's a New Jersey relic, alive and well since 1939. Director David Chase, a subtlety specialist to the end, picked a venue steeped in history and Americana—and for which life does have a tendency to carry on, independent of outside forces:

One such place that seems to have resisted the destruction of these quaint landmarks of the 1950’s is Holsten’s, in Bloomfield. Opened in 1939, going there is literally like being sent back in a time machine to observe the social habits of pre-WW2 and 1950’s American youth. The menu of ice cream treats and food items it serves are totally retro. This is not by design like one of the newer established 50’s chains like Johnny Rockets or Cheeburger Cheeburger, but because it has ALWAYS been that way — it is the Real Deal in every respect.

I need some goddamn onion rings. Holla!

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