On Tuesday, March 21, around 11 a.m., 21-year-old Kiaron Thomas set up a TV table in a busy intersection Lakeland, Florida, and started eating pancakes in the middle of the street.
It's been a stressful couple of months in the United States of America, what with the constant stream of bad news from Washington, DC, and many of us have been looking to good food for comfort—including Oscar award-winning celebrities like Barbra Streisand.
When I moved to New York after college, a few of my friends and I were looking for an easy way to see each other regularly. We needed a new routine for our formless lives, something fun to do every week. So we decided to eat at every diner on the Upper East Side. There were a lot of them: roughly 60 when we began. We went to a new diner once a week, always for dinner on a weeknight.