Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. He practices stand-up every day on friends, family, and the willing customers at his Uncle Frankie's…
Champs Diner, Brooklyn - This retro diner with its checkered floors, mirrored walls, and vinyl booths looks every bit the all-American eatery, but the menu breaks with tradition: It is entirely vegan. Though with dishes like Chik’n & Waffles and Reubens made with grilled Blackbird seitan, you probably won’t miss the meat.
Skillet Diner, Seattle - The first iteration of this American-inspired eatery was housed in a vintage Airstream trailer, and that aesthetic carries over to its more traditional brick-and-mortar establishment—think: a slightly more streamlined take on the diner, where concrete walls meet green vinyl booths and counter stools. And while you’re there, be sure to try the bacon jam.
Inside Mathieu Palombino's One Day-Old Bowery Diner