Bridgeport, CT--Then and now

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Ace Holleran
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2003/12/19 08:05:24 (permalink)

Bridgeport, CT--Then and now

Yes, Beeport is like New Haven's "little brother," but much closer to NYC. With scamozz', by the by.

We've had so many responses from Bridgeporters on the Greek Pizza thread that I thought we should start something over here.

I'll kindle the fire with this one: Mario the Baker's Apizz' (that's "ahbeets" to foreigners) is still extant on North Main, just up the road from the Merritt Canteen (which is still excellent, by the way). But I can't say how good the pie is--it's been too long. Any frequenters?

Park City-ites past present and passersby, let's hear from you. From Goosetown to The Hollow to Whiskey Hill to Success to The Rock, chime in!
Ace Holleran, Black Rock

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    BarbaraCt
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2003/12/19 09:03:19 (permalink)
    How come when Jennie's moved to Monroe, they didn't have a place to sit and eat? We used to eat at the Bridgeport one every Sunday and Wednesday. Our favorite pie was half spinach and half pepperoni. They had a great wine, Montepulciano (sp?) that we used to order by the carafe, and called it a "full Monte". Moved to Trumbull from Milford. Now, Milford has a lot of great restaurants. We were spoiled. Not much in Trumbull.
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    jpatweb
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2003/12/19 09:43:10 (permalink)
    Last time I ate in Bridgeport was at Bloodroot. A far cry from the pizza joints you mention but interesting just the same.
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    Edwaste
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2003/12/19 09:59:33 (permalink)
    A few other Bridgeport Favorites of old:

    The Buglight with a name like that, how could you resist?
    Conte's Chow mein sandwiches!
    Junior's Cool architecture!
    Drum Stik Bar-B-Q The ribs
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    puffh68
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 00:10:39 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by BarbaraCt

    How come when Jennie's moved to Monroe, they didn't have a place to sit and eat? We used to eat at the Bridgeport one every Sunday and Wednesday. Our favorite pie was half spinach and half pepperoni. They had a great wine, Montepulciano (sp?) that we used to order by the carafe, and called it a "full Monte". Moved to Trumbull from Milford. Now, Milford has a lot of great restaurants. We were spoiled. Not much in Trumbull.
    Barbara,,,,,,Tavel up Rt 25 towards Newtown and stop at Mr Mac's Canteen at 831 Main Street (Tollgate Plaza). They have alsome food especially dogs fish chips and breakfast sandwhiches. Resonible prices too... Plus they owned the Merritt for ever up until few years ago......If you dare have a spicey chili dog!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    markolenski
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 02:51:09 (permalink)
    A picture from the past

    http://www.east-enders.itgo.com/53.jpg
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    BarbaraCt
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 09:19:07 (permalink)
    We went to Mr. Mac's two weeks ago, on a Sunday. I LOVE onion rings, so had to give theirs a shot. They were okay, but not greasy enough to hold salt.
    My favorites rings are from the Varsity in Atlanta. They are the ones I judge all rings by.
    Hot dogs were okay. Maybe I'm spoiled. I think I like Bill's in Monroe equally a much, if not better. I will say the restroom, (needed because of ketchup spill) was immaculate. The staff was friendly.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 09:25:46 (permalink)
    The Buglight. I used to go there with my wife when we were dating. Fond memories.
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    greasewheel
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 09:59:46 (permalink)
    Does anyone remember a place I believe was on Lindley Street called Brock Halls. I thought they had the best ice cream ever and huge portions but then again I was very young. This was in the early 70's. Long gone now I'm afraid.
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    greasewheel
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 10:07:45 (permalink)
    Michael, where/when was the Buglight around?
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    Willly
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 11:05:49 (permalink)
    Bloodroot -- the feminist vegetarian (???) restaurant?
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    Edwaste
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 11:54:54 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by greasewheel

    Does anyone remember a place I believe was on Lindley Street called Brock Halls. I thought they had the best ice cream ever and huge portions but then again I was very young. This was in the early 70's. Long gone now I'm afraid.


    I remember that place. Great Ice Cream. Always a long line out the door. I forgot the name of it until I read your post.
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    Edwaste
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 11:58:01 (permalink)
    The Buglight and Conte's were on the outskirts od Seaside Park, and the end of Main Street. They existed from around '50's through Early '80's.
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    Michael Hoffman
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 12:11:20 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by greasewheel

    Michael, where/when was the Buglight around?


    The Buglight was right near Seaside park. I don't know how long it was there, or even if it's still there, but We went there in 1964 and 1965.
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 17:10:10 (permalink)
    Barbara -

    Do a side-by-side comparison of dogs from Bill's & Mr. Mac's.

    There's only one correct answer -
    (and it ain't Bill's)
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    long dog
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 17:12:08 (permalink)
    Both Buglight and Conty's - Main St and University Ave.
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/04 17:13:44 (permalink)
    Poor Junior's is now a (ugh!) McDonald's.
    Off Exit 25 from I95, corner of Fairfield Ave and State St. Ext.
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    Ace Holleran
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    RE: Bridgeport, CT--Then and now 2004/08/27 19:23:06 (permalink)
    Homa's was also down in the Seaside/U. B. area, as was later Kingsmen's Pub.

    As far as Bloodroot goes, I am of the male gender--and have been treated so poorly that I'll never return. It's only a few block away, too.
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