If These Walls Could Talk: Celebrating 100 Years of the Red Arrow, America's Most Beloved Diner (Paperback)
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Not many restaurants make it 100 years. Manchester, New Hampshire’s Red Arrow Diner has kept the comfort in comfort food while staying true to many original favorites. What will surprise even the old timers, are the many stories tied to unexpected people and organizations. There is an early Rockefeller connection while today’s fans include local guy Adam Sandler, a Red Arrow regular. Also spotted, celebs from Kevin Costner to RuPaul to Barenaked Ladies. And of course, nearly every presidential hopeful for the past 40 years has slurped Red Arrow chili and even a couple lucky candidates have been de-virginized in a diner ritual that locals love. Quirky and adorable, the Red Arrow is the heartbeat of downtown Manchester.
About the Author
As a radio host of well over fifty years, Mike Morin has learned that the best stories come from unexpected places. Not only is a diner the heartbeat of a community, it is also the keeper of colorful characters. Mike has also been a TV weatherman, TV candlepin bowling host, author, speaker and someone who gets his therapy making homemade pizza, chocolate infinity cookies, and candied bacon. Mike lives with Barbara and their well-fed Westie, Portia Rose, in Nashua, New Hampshire.
“As a top-rated broadcaster, journalist, and longtime member of the local townsfolk, Mike certainly has the necessary ‘cred’ when it comes to telling the diner story. Readers are in for a real treat and should expect to get very hungry!” —Jordan Rich, WBZ iHeart Media
“There’s a century’s worth of diner lore and legend captured artfully by Mike Morin in this fitting tribute to the Red Arrow Diner, the Queen City’s only 24/7 eatery, the biggest little foodie landmark this side of the Merrimack River.” —Carol Robidoux, Founder, Publisher at Manchester Ink Link
“Mike uses his curiosity, charm, and wit to reveal the beginnings of the historic and folkloric Red Arrow Diner, from its modest start as a lunch cart to the full-on nostalgia of the current locations. Those iconic stools are the unofficial seats of New Hampshire—in primary season, anyway.”—Susan Laughlin, food writer and secretary at NH Farm to Restaurant Connection