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April 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Philadelphia’s Mayfair Diner is the place for Sunday breakfast and presidential visits

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue, taken April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue on April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

It’s Sunday at the Mayfair Diner in Philadelphia and it’s game day: The Philadelphia Phillies have a 1:35 p.m. start at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Mets, so half of the tables are decked out in red Phillies swag. It has the feel of a relaxed pre-party with pancakes.

PHILADELPHIA — If you visit this city’s iconic Mayfair Diner on a Sunday, entering through well-worn stainless steel doors, there is a good chance that hostess Nancy Cienskowski will greet you and escort you to an open booth, menus in hand.

Cienskowski has worked at the Mayfair since the Nixon administration — also known as the early 1970s. She’s seen her share of U.S. presidents dig in to a plate of eggs and hashbrowns: Bill Clinton visited the Mayfair on election day 1992 and Barack Obama stopped by in 2008.

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April 16, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner is the place for Sunday breakfast and presidential visits

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue, taken April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

Philadelphia's Mayfair Diner on Frankfurt Avenue on April 15, 2012. (Elizabeth Wiley/UW Election Eye)

It’s Sunday at the Mayfair Diner in Philadelphia and it’s game day: The Philadelphia Phillies have a 1:35 p.m. start at Citizens Bank Park against the New York Mets, so half of the tables are decked out in red Phillies swag. It has the feel of a relaxed pre-party with pancakes.

PHILADELPHIA — If you visit this city’s iconic Mayfair Diner on a Sunday, entering through well-worn stainless steel doors, there is a good chance that hostess Nancy Cienskowski will greet you and escort you to an open booth, menus in hand.

Cienskowski has worked at the Mayfair since the Nixon administration — also known as the early 1970s. She’s seen her share of U.S. presidents dig in to a plate of eggs and hashbrowns: Bill Clinton visited the Mayfair on election day 1992 and Barack Obama stopped by in 2008.

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February 27, 2012 at 6:30 AM

Memories of 2008 — A Clinton fan who caucused for Obama

Time cover from 2008 Democratic Primary contest. This Saturday, Republicans across Washington state will cast votes for their presidential nominee. It will be their big moment. In 2008 it was mine. I began the year as a high school senior, and I looked forward to doing something I had been longing to do since taking U.S. History…

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