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diptych # 205 / civilized ku # 4014 ~ good dining

old style McDonald's ~ Albany, NY • click to embiggen
Lombardo's / owner ~ Albany, NY • click to embiggen
Lombardo's ~ Albany, NY • click to embiggen

While walking to dinner in downtown Albany, the wife and I passed what I believe to be an old style McDonald's. Or, maybe a unique style which I have never seen before.

In any event, we resisted the urge to dine at McDonald's and continued on to Lombardo's, a very old restaurant (c.1919) which serves up some very interesting and very tasty Italian food. Had a chat with the owner and made a picture of him.

We went to the restaurant simply because I had previously passed by it a number of times (see daylight picture, c.2013) and was really impressed with the sign. That criteria is not my normal guide for choosing a restaurant but, in this case, the sign caused me to research the restaurant online and I discovered that it had great reviews.

Reader Comments (1)

On several occasions I have wanted to visit Lombardo's... we often went to Jack's on State Street instead for seafood... a good choice in downtown Albany.

I do love old neon signs.

August 2, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

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