Much of May's First Friday fun took place in front of Fincastles Diner, featured above. Fincastles has been under new ownership since last fall, but it remains a family-friendly eatery at 215 South Elm Street. Robert Johnston, an operating partner in Smith Street Diner has taken over the restaurant.* We hope that means they'll start serving breakfast. The cooked-to-order breakfast market in Greensboro is far from saturated. Their Facebook page indicates that Fincastles will still serve burgers and sandwiches, but with upgrades, like artisan breads. Milkshakes and banana splits play into their all-new, retro diner theme.
As seen in the above photo, Fincastles has a very distinctive look on the exterior. If you forget the address, you can always look for the bright yellow façade and the red-striped awning. Here is a photo taken four years ago when we ordered a green drink and butter steak sandwich with Boar & Castle sauce, a culinary carry-over from the Boar & Castle Drive-in on West Market Street. We're wondering if those retro items from Greensboro's history will make the cut on the new menu.