On The Nickel
The Poet's Eye
The first great dining experience I discovered when I moved downtown in May of 2013 was the Nickel Diner. Walking distance from our loft, The Nickel, as we call it, has been our go-to restaurant, serving great breakfasts, lunches and dinners to an ever-increasing clientele of both tourists and regulars. Owners Monica May and Kristen Trattner and their staff go out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. And Wednesday night’s “Kickin” Chicken,” with its spicy fried chicken served with melt in your mouth biscuits, can’t be beat!
The Nickel Diner is at 524 S. Main St., (213) 623-8301 or 5cdiner.com. Here’s my favorite diner as I see it:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Poet/photographer Alexis Rhone Fancher is published in Best American Poetry, Rattle, Hobart, Verse Daily, The New York Times, Petrichor, The MacGuffin, Plume, Tinderbox, Diode, Nashville Review, Wide Awake, Poets of Los Angeles, Pirene’s Fountain, Cleaver, Glass, Rust + Moth, Duende, The American Journal of Poetry, and elsewhere. Her books include: How I Lost My Virginity to Michael Cohen & other heart stab poems (Sybaritic Press, 2014), State of Grace: The Joshua Elegies, (2015), Enter Here, (2017), and The Dead Kid Poems, (2019), and Junkie Wife (Moon Tide Press, 2018), an autobiographical chapbook chronicling Alexis’s first, disastrous marriage. She’s been published in over 60 anthologies, including the best-selling Nasty Women Poets (Lost Horse Press, 2017), Terrapin Books’ A Constellation of Kisses, (2019),and Antologia di poesia femminile americana contemporanea, (Edizioni Ensemble, Italia, 2018). Her photographs have been published worldwide, including the covers of Witness, Nerve Cowboy, Chiron Review, Heyday, and Pithead Chapel, and a spread in River Styx. A multiple Pushcart Prize, Best Short Fiction, and Best of the Net nominee, Alexis has been poetry editor of Cultural Weekly since late 2012. She and her husband live 20 miles outside of downtown L.A., in a small beach community overlooking the Pacific. They have an extraordinary view.
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