Hogans in Nyack


When I was a kid, I used to go to Janet Hogan’s diner, which was along Route 59 where the Palisades Center is now. (Am I showing my age? I used to go bowling in those lanes, too….) Anyway, I was getting my oil changed the other day and was looking for a nice place to pass a half hour with my crossword puzzle. Enter Hogans, which is in the spot FKA the Wooden Indian in Nyack. (I suppose I really AM showing my age now.)

I decided on something else that reminded me of my childhood; a pastrami sandwich with Swiss cheese and mustard dressing. My play on a Reuben, I guess:


It really hit the spot. And you can’t really tell from this photo, but there are lots of regulars at the counter, and families and grandparents at the booths.


The 411 on Hogans.


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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