This issue of the THE HUNGOVER GOURMET is all about nostalgia. Writer and editor Dan Coleman is mourning the death of family owned places and the good diners that feature industrial-strength coffee and the clink of heavy restaurant china. THE HUNGOVER GOURMET, himself, is not alone. His contributing writers mourn the loss of similarly great places coast-to-coast. There is an especially moving essay by his wife Christine Coleman Taylor who revisits memories of families restaurant with a sense of gratitude and longing that could never come as a result of owning a franchise restaurant or spending a summer hawking burgers at a Chili's or an Applebee's. Outside of the retro sentiments, the issue also includes some musings on martinis, a bright about 'The Bartender's Hiccup Cure' and reviews of a few restaurants that do it right snubbing America's love affair with strip mall cuisine.