Joe Canipe and his wife, Sylvia, say grace at the City Lunch restaurant Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Lincolnton, NC. The eatery has been in business on the town square for 57 years, and the Canipes have been regular patrons for more than eight years. The Canipes live in Stanley, about  11 miles away, and eat  at City Lunch at least once a week.
Joe Canipe and his wife, Sylvia, say grace at the City Lunch restaurant Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Lincolnton, NC. The eatery has been in business on the town square for 57 years, and the Canipes have been regular patrons for more than eight years. The Canipes live in Stanley, about 11 miles away, and eat at City Lunch at least once a week. cliddy@newsobserver.com
Joe Canipe and his wife, Sylvia, say grace at the City Lunch restaurant Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Lincolnton, NC. The eatery has been in business on the town square for 57 years, and the Canipes have been regular patrons for more than eight years. The Canipes live in Stanley, about 11 miles away, and eat at City Lunch at least once a week. cliddy@newsobserver.com

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