Elvis American Diner
Elvis lives. No, not in our hearts, not in Tennessee, not in the remote corners of rural America where people still report Elvis sightings – in fact, not in America at all. Elvis has left the building – to make aliya. The Arab town of Abu Ghosh, located towards Jerusalem on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway, is famous mostly for three things: its warm relations with Israel's government and Jewish population, its hummus, widely regarded as the best in Israel if not the world, and its yearly vocal music festival.
But this unassuming village just happens to also serve as the home of the King. Pull off the highway into the gas station and you'll be greeted by a massive golden statue of Elvis in all his hip-swiveling glory, looming above the Elvis Inn, a restaurant which painstakingly recreates the formica-and-drive-in-movie décor, atmosphere and menu of a '50s era American diner to the tune of an endless Elvis playlist.
Israeli burger devotees claim the Inn's burgers are some of the better ones to be found in the country – but no deep fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches, unfortunately.
לאלביס אמריקן דיינר בעברית לחץ כאן