New book honors the history of Bennington's Blue Benn Diner
In 1974, a short-order chef named Sonny Monroe and his wife Mary Lou bought a small, scrappy diner in Bennington. The couple (pictured below) transformed the Blue Benn Diner into a local landmark, a place where their community could come together over good food and hot coffee.
The story of the Blue Benn is now preserved in a richly illustrated book by Caitlin Randall and Peter Crabtree, Sonny’s Blue Benn – Feeding the Soul of a Vermont Town. They’re the co-founders of the Story Project, a North Bennington-based business that creates books on commission.
Our guests are:
- Peter Crabtree, co-author of Sonny’s Blue Benn
- Caitlin Randall, co-author of Sonny’s Blue Benn
Broadcast at noon on Friday, Sept. 23, 2022.