Elmer’s Store is so successfully Fake New England it’s like I imagined it—or it burst, fully formed, out of Amy Sherman-Palladino’s head, curing her headache—even if it’s located in the oft-disappointing real New England. A visit there feels like proof that small-time homey community can thrive.
— The Awl were nice enough to let me talk about Gilmore Girls, saudade, and the Best Pancakes Ever.