Take 10 - Massachusetts diners
Martha Kazanjian was 7 when her family bought the Owl in 1982, but I tell people I was born in a booth, she says. Kazanjian seems to know most of her customers by their first names, from the families who pile into the booths on weekends, especially after church, to the police and politicos who stop by for coffee on weekday mornings. No one leaves hungry. Grill cook Wayne Kasilowski says that construction workers come in for breakfast so they can skip lunch. Daily specials like American chop suey on Monday or baked haddock on Friday rarely change. We have to keep on a schedule, says waitress Kerrie Peasle, Kazanjians cousin. The regulars are used to it. 244 Appleton St., 978-453-8321. Breakfast $1.75-$10.50, sandwiches $5.50-$7.50, plates $6.25-$7.50.