The downtown Raleigh restaurant will be featured soon in Bon Appetit magazine and today at noon, there will be a discussion about Poole’s Diner on WUNC’s program The State of Things.
Start with a long formica countertop, add swivel seats and a juke box, sprinkle with a few gum-popping waitresses, and you’ve got the recipe for a heaping slice of Americana—the diner. But diners aren’t just cheesy throw-backs to a long gone era. Many have been renovated in recent years to bring out their inner charm, including Poole’s Diner in Raleigh. Frank Stasio talks with Poole’s chef/owner Ashley Christensen and diner historian Richard Gutman about balancing old and new in the American diner.