Lucille's Diner Owner: Jamaica, Queens
At a young age, without even asking much detail about the location, I knew exactly where our parents were taking us on Sunday mornings whenever it was said that we were going out for breakfast. There was no opposition from my brother and I mainly because we were already acutely aware of how delicious the food was regardless of what anyone of us ordered and perhaps the best part about the morning outing was that it was merely a couple blocks away from our home. For an impatient kid like me at the time, the combination equaled bliss.
Needless to say that my family and I have been frequenting Lucille's Diner for years and the waitress that took care of us on each of our visits has been the proud owner of the place for the pass 4 years. The original owner sold it to her.
Diners around New York are growing increasingly scarce and there seem to be more IHOPs opening but as a loyal customer at a very young age, I'm truly hoping Lucille's Diner is around for many more years.