Piece Comment

Locals save the day, for now

I checked this out because of its title (I'm a diner enthusiast), but stuck with it because its characters were so compelling -- and then the story got me. What shines through is the sense of a community banding together to save a local institution. Even when the chips are down, when people are cutting back, you get the sense that places like the Tinman will survive, simply because its customers won't allow it to die.

The piece is well-produced and sound-rich, with a nice balance of narration, background/ambient effects and interviews.