. . . rediscovered the Tastee Diner. The glory days of chrome and neon are long gone, but a few spots still exist where you can slide into a booth, order two eggs, wrecked, and wash 'em down with a cup of mud. Open since 1935, Silver Spring's Tastee Diner is just that sort of spot. It moved to make way for the Discovery headquarters a few years back, but the classic manual cash register still sits by the door, and they're still slinging chipped beef at the counter round-the-clock.
Silver Spring's Tastee Diner, where the chrome still shines after almost 70 years.
(File Photo/Michael Dibari Jr. For The Washington Post)
Open 24 hours, 8601 Cameron St., Silver Spring, 301-589-8171. The diner has two sister locations: 7731 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-652-3970; and 118 Washington Blvd., Laurel, 301-953-7567.
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