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Food Network acknowledges Pawtucket diner

The Food Network has named a historical Rhode Island restaurant as being the home of the number one “Diner Dish” in America. (Photo via Modern Diner's website)

Food Network has named a historical Rhode Island restaurant as being the home of the number one "Diner Dish" in America.

Custard French Toast, which is prepared at Modern Diner in Pawtucket, topped the list of five.

Food Network reported that the diner created the dish by "accident."

Nick Demou, who opened the eatery with his father 28 years ago, improvised after making an excess of vanilla pudding.

"He thinned it down and served it as custard French toast made from thick-cut Texas toast," Food Network reported, also noting that Demou spikes the custard with rum.

Fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, and sliced kiwi, along with house-candied pecans and raspberry syrup, complete the dish.

According to Modern Diner's website, "the Pawtucket restaurant was chosen to be the first diner in the nation to be accepted on the National Register for Historic Places." The diner is operated inside an old rail car.

View a photo of the dish, as well as the other meals on the list, here.

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