When in North Dakota, I knew I wanted to go to a diner. It seemed like the logical choice was Kroll’s Diner. Kroll’s Diner has four locations in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot and Fargo. Side note, I think Minot wins as the worst pace to be stationed in the Air Force.
We headed to Kroll’s Diner in Bismarck for brunch. We planned to get take out and I’m glad we did. Since masks are not required in North Dakota, not a single person in Kroll’s Diner was wearing one. I was the only one and I stuck out like a sore thumb!
While staying in Minnesota, I knew I wanted to go to a diner. The timing worked out, so after some research, I found the Hi-Lo Diner in Minneapolis. I’ve never been to Minneapolis or the Twin Cities, so it was a nice stop. I ordered online, and by the time we got to the Hi-Lo Diner, the food was ready.
Driving through Minneapolis, evoked emotion, I didn’t know it would. Signs remembering George Floyd and Justice for Goerge Floyd are everywhere.
On my journey across the country, I decided to stop at Lola’s Diner in Park Ridge, IL. I knew I wanted to stop at a diner in Illinois to check that off. Sadly, many Chicago diners were either closed on Tuesdays or closed due to COVID. I stumbled upon Lola’s Diner just outside of Chicago and near the airport.
As I travel across the country, I’ll hit some new diners in new states. I haven’t been to Michigan in a long time and when I went, it was way before I was going to diners. After staying in Toledo, Oh, we saw the Bedford Diner in Michigan wasn’t too far away, so we decided to stop for lunch. We aren’t comfortable with eating in restaurants, so continue getting takeout.
Recently I was at the Andover Diner in Andover, NJ. It’s close to one of my favorite airports: Aeroflex-Andover Airport. Anyway, since I was in the area, I decided to stop at the Andover Diner. Which, for now, seems to be my last New Jersey Diner for a while.
Like all of New Jersey restaurants, the Andover Diner is only open for outdoor seating and takeout. We chose to do takeout.