Orem's Diner in the Sunday Comics
In today's (Sunday, June 20) newspaper comics, the kids in "Hi and Lois" are treating dad to a meal at Wilton, Ct.'s Orem's Diner, a roadfood place well known to Connecticut foodies. Ice Cream later at Scoops, another r.f. honored at this website.
The Walker family (Hi and Lois, Beetle Bailey) lives in the Wilton area and they often use local businesses as background in their strips. The Browne bunch (Hagar the Horrible, etc.) and many other artists live in this area. The Sterns are nearby too.
"Zippy" is another strip that uses diners and roadfood signs as themes. It's creator, Bill Griffith, gave up the west coast and moved to Connecticut a few years ago, so many of our local spots show up in this work. Some of you may remember the strip from the old Zap Comix and similar San Francisco 60s & 70s art, if that whole era isn't a day-glo blur.
Have any of your neighborhood eateries been honored by comic strip artists?