Kevin Bacon yearns for South Philly’s Melrose Diner
Kevin Bacon may be long gone from the streets of Philadelphia, but he still remembers the city’s culinary selection fondly — especially that old standby in South Philly: Melrose Diner, hon.
Kevin Bacon may be long gone from the streets of Philadelphia, but he still remembers the city's culinary selection fondly — especially that old standby in South Philly: Melrose Diner, hon.
Bacon recently sat down with Bon Appetit magazine to talk all things food (yes, including bacon) when the subject of Bacon's breakthrough 1982 film, Diner, came up. So, naturally, Bon Appetit had to know what diner Bacon missed the most:
Bon Appetit: One last thing: It's been awhile since your breakthrough performance in Diner. As you get older, what's one diner you still miss?
Bacon: We used to go down to the Melrose Diner. It's 24 hours and down in South Philly — a big old diner. You'd party as a kid and then end up at Melrose.
But despite his longing for Snyder Ave.'s finest diner, Bacon just couldn't remember what he would eat there. Though, as he says, that was "a long time ago," so maybe we ought to give him a pass:
BA: What was your go-to order there?
Bacon: Oh, I don't remember that. Come on; it was a long time ago!
And lest you think Bacon is just throwing some faux Philly love our way, back down: Bacon previously shouted out Melrose Diner in the Chicago Tribune:
It's a great place to get something to eat after you've been hanging out. You'll have a waitress call you, 'Hon' and just make you feel at home. It's a Philly thing. They always call you, 'Hon.'"
See that? Kevin Bacon — he's just like us.