Lunarama

Mickey's Dining Car

So. Kingshighway, south of Arsenal St.
St Paul, MN

all damned night!

The place that Tom Waits wrote about, Mickey's is home to the richest color in the St Paul night. Serving continuously since the thirties in an original diner, you can soak up your Jäg with a bowl of Navy Bean soup and a Sputnik with a side of Potatos O'Brien and endless cups of mud. Rick keeps all conversations effortlessly in place as he cranks out everybody's orders at once. Here the pimps rub elbows with the cognoscienti and the homeless teach the college brats how to act and tip. If you are cool enough (which means most of us), Rick will remember you. Many a late night tryst has been initiated in here. I've never seen the place during the day, but I imagine it's nice.

—Bub

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