Entering its fourth year of publishing, Diner Journal is the creation of Andrew Tarlow and Mark Firth, proprietors of Brooklyn New York’s highly-regarded Diner restaurant.
Diner Journal’s graphic art, images and writing are created by a loose collective of Brooklyn artists, writers and food workers. Each quarterly issue is based around a theme dealing with food, usually unstated, and the sense of abandon and remarkable creativity with which it’s treated reminds me a little of the spirit of the NPR radio show, This American Life. I’ve subscribed for several years; I’m consistently surprised with each issue, and pleased with how it keeps growing and getting better.
With articles, poetry, recipes, art and more. No advertising. Each issue, produced roughly every three months, is about 36 pages. First issue, mailed from Brooklyn, arrives within two weeks.