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John Behiri, owner of Johnny B’s Glenmont Diner, stands behind the counter of his silver 1960s eatery. The diner is featured in Mike Engle’s new book “Diners of the Capital District,” along with about 47 other local establishments in the greater Capital District area.

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Anything but ‘the usual’

Local man’s book examines 48 local diners and their culture

Mike Engle didn’t eat a meal in a diner until he was in his 20s, but once he was brought to a “greasy spoon” he was instantly fascinated by the food and architecture of the down-to-earth eateries.


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