Middle Diner was inspired by my family who has spent much of their lives running restaurants and cafes. The Middle Diner was started by my grandfather and later taken over by my parents. It was in a small town just 4 miles inland from the beach — it had lots of stainless steel, lots of coffee, lots of cigarettes and a juke box at every booth. In the summer, the diner was packed with tourist and during the winter months filled with locals. My sisters and I grew up in the diner — hanging out with the waitresses who taught us everything from how to tie our shoes to making a good pot of coffee. We played pac-man everyday and ate lots of french fries, hot open faced sandwiches smothered in gravy and scrambled eggs with homefries.
The diner is no longer around but my family is still part of the food industry. My sisters own a very popular ice cream shop and my parents run a cute little cafe. I don’t think I will ever own any sort of eating establishment but if I did I would call it Middle Diner. This space is my Middle Diner — the stories that would be told about life, adventure, family and friends — all over a good cup of coffee – of course.
Middle Diner is run by Tami Seymour. It was started out of a love for self-publishing and storytelling. It’s a way to always be creating and exploring, sharing, becoming a better photographer and story-teller. It’s a way to keep learning and growing. As with all projects, it’s a journey. Thanks for following along.
Tami is a photographer based in Philadelphia. She spent 15 years building a career as a designer, art director and business owner. In 2001 she co-founded, along with her husband Tim Singer, a boutique design studio. In 2009, they closed shop to focus on their family and to refocus on their careers. These days if she is not behind a camera or computer, she spends as much time as possible with her four favorite people, Tim and their three kids – Stella, Ruby and Ian. Otherwise she is either on her bike, running through the trails or swimming in some body of water (which is usually just a pool but “body of water” sounds way more exciting).
Quick note about the food on this blog: all of the recipes are vegetarian or vegan.
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