I do like Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, though. I am so encouraged that there are many Mom and Pop establishments that are thriving across the country. There are so many "chain restaurants" where I live, that it is a breath of fresh air just knowing that people can enjoy homecooked food when they go out to eat.
I have seen some self-taught and professional chefs who are doing some amazing food at small establishments. Cutting edge, against the grain kind of recipes. I'm always taking notes.