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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"Perfect Service and Perfect Food" / "Servizio e Cibo Perfetti"

Millford, New York

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“Perfect Service and Perfect Food” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. “Perfect Service and Perfect Food” Marker
Inscription.  
“Perfect Service and Perfect Food”
There have been three prefabricated diners at this location since Charlie Simonson brought the first one to Millbrook from Westchester County in 1929. Acquired in 1931 by Carmine Nardone, it was replaced in 1936 with a newer model. Always popular, the diner survived both the Depression and World War II rationing. It advertised "Perfect Service and Perfect Food" and “Ladies Invited.” In 1952, then owner Jimmy Daniele purchased the cur- rent model from a giant warehouse of diners in New Jersey. Note the advice of the original clock over the front door: "Stop! Time to eat." The kitchen area sustained a fire in 2001, but there was no damage to the 1950s-style lunchroom. The diner remains a favorite community spot and an iconic landmark.

“Servizio e Cibo Perfetti”
Ci sono stati tre "diners" in prefabbricati, in questo posto, da quando Charlie Simonson portò il primo a Millbrook dalla contea di Westchester nel 1929. Acquistato da Carmine Nardone nel 1931, fu sostituito nel 1936 da un modello aggiornato. Sempre popolare, il "diner" sopravvisse sia alla
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Depressione che al razionamento della Seconda Guerra Mondiale. La pubblicità diceva "Servizio e Cibo Perfetti" e "Le signore sono invitate." Nel 1952 il proprietario, Jimmy Daniele, acquistò l'attuale modello da un grande magazzino nel New Jersey. Notate l'avviso sull'orologio sopra l'entrata: "Stop! E l'Ora di Mangiare." Ci fu un incendio nella cucina nel 2001, senza danneggiare la sala da pranzo anni 50. Il "diner" rimane uno dei posti preferiti dalla comunità ed un punto di riferimento.
 
Erected 2014 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Millbrook, New York series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 41° 47.104′ N, 73° 41.691′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Front Street, on the right when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Stock and For Sale / In Magazzino ed in Vendita (a few steps from this marker); "Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?" / "Come Siamo Eleganti!" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Downstreet" / Centro Città
“Perfect Service and Perfect Food” Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. “Perfect Service and Perfect Food” Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Fire of 1916 / Il Grande Incendio del 1916 (within shouting distance of this marker); Millbrook, New York (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life's Little Pleasures / I Piccoli Piaceri della Vita (about 300 feet away); Millbrook Bicentennial (about 400 feet away); "Rough Stonework a Specialty" / "Construzioni in Pietra una Specialità" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
Also see . . .
1. Village of Milbrook. Village website homepage (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 

2. The Millbrook Diner. Diner website homepage (Submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
The Millbrook Diner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. The Millbrook Diner
The Millbrook Diner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
4. The Millbrook Diner
The Millbrook Diner image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
5. The Millbrook Diner
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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