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Re:Dated 2014/07/15 11:32:23 (permalink)
I thought I would bring this back
 
Recently a "one timer" slammed a restaurant on yelp and I called her on it in a PM- her response was "oh you must be old" I responded, if 49 is considered old, then so be it- her response was, "yep, you're old" Funny how to  yelpers I'm "old" yet to the older folks here on the forum (who still think they're middle age, and I think that's cute BTW) at 49,   I'm still a "young pup"!
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Re:Dated 2014/07/15 11:48:17 (permalink)
Whippersnapper is more like it. I train young pups.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/15 11:56:27 (permalink)
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It's been a long, long time since I've griped about something here on Roadfood ...

Did I read that correctly? I thought it was in English, but apparently it's some other language.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/15 12:30:29 (permalink)
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wanderingjew
It's been a long, long time since I've griped about something here on Roadfood ...

Did I read that correctly? I thought it was in English, but apparently it's some other language.



Well, as you can see that comment was made back in 2012. Perhaps  past JRPfeff felt differently, maybe future JRPfeff will have a completely different opinion. Better get back in your Delorean and re think this.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/15 12:53:51 (permalink)
I know that's from 2 years ago. I guess the constant drone just makes it seem like it's been forever. ;)
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Re:Dated 2014/07/15 13:23:16 (permalink)
I love those family-owned restaurants and they aren't dated, but what I affectionately call timewarps, where the food and décor hasn't changed in 40-50 years and they still have older waitresses named "Flo."  Actually, you hear so much about mid-century moderne, now it seems trendy.
 
 
  
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Re: Dated 2014/07/15 17:39:48 (permalink)
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I know that's from 2 years ago. I guess the constant drone just makes it seem like it's been forever. ;)



Oh, you mean like the way you b***h slapped hot dogs and mac n cheese in MH's hot dog thread?
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Re: Dated 2014/07/16 09:44:20 (permalink)
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I'm just sick and tired of so many people on Yelp and Urbanspoon who will slam a restaurant (Food and everything else)  just because  the atmosphere is "dated".


I say chalk it all up to the ongoing media induced "Wallmallification" of America.





 
I chalk it up to 'the information age' - wherein anyone can publish criticism.
 
Back in the days of media gate-keeping, the aggressively stupid, the stunningly arrogant, the egregiously unreasoned - were restricted to ranting to like-minded fellows in bars, barbershops, or university classrooms.  Presently, they can publish their rants to the world in all manner of written or video forms.
 
So, it should be no surprise that individuals who would arrogate to themselves being expert on cuisine should also consider themselves to be qualified in interior design.  
 
Here is an excellent example of a 'dated' place which I enjoy here in McKinney, TX: http://billsmithscafe.com/index.htm .  It's not the wondrous, late, great Whitey's of Arlington, VA that I rhapsodized about two years ago in post #14 above, but it is every bit as dated - right down to the knotty pine.
 
R.I.P. Whitey's
 

 
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/07/16 10:00:49
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Re: Dated 2014/07/16 10:40:26 (permalink)
MetroplexJim:  I loved Whitey's.  Their broasted chicken was outstanding. Thanks for posting the photo.
 
Although not a bar as such (they did serve beer, but limited each customer to two), the Countryside in Roseville, MN (a St. Paul suburb) also served broasted chicken (on toast!), had a big, faded mural on one wall of some landscape or other (sort of like the one in the old Charcoal House on the north edge of Old Town Alexandria, VA, which you might also remember), and knotty-pine walls with old-fashioned advertising signs on the wall for defunct sodas and so forth.  You could look out the big glass windows at their "garden" (which was really just an expanse of grass and trees) and watch the birds.  It seemed miles from civilization, though it was quite close to Rosedale shopping mall.
 
Lots of online commentators called it "dated."  But we loved it.  Family owned and operated, it closed forever last December, much to my regret. http://theopinionateddiner.com/Countryside_Family_Restaurant_Roseville_MN.html
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Re: Dated 2014/07/16 15:43:07 (permalink)
If it wasn't for these places, no one would remember what "Good Eats" were.
The Coffee Cup, Pensacola, FL
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g34550-d388583-Reviews-Coffee_Cup_Restaurant-Pensacola_Florida.html#LIGHTBOXVIEW
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Re: Dated 2014/07/16 19:46:57 (permalink)
Another 'dated', truly wonderful place that serves Broasted Chicken is the Breezy Heights Tavern in tiny Avella, PA. 
 
Here is a thread on this true Roadfood destination; Buffetbuster contributed several really good photos both of the quirky, 'dated' interior and of the chicken in question.
 
Here's a pic of the 'dated' interior, again, compliments of Buffetbuster:
 

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Re: Dated 2014/07/16 23:07:58 (permalink)
The Breezy Heights Tavern really doesn't look too "dated".  Henry's looks very dated.  From the outside it looks downright scary!  But who cares?  They have PIE!!
http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/544/henrys
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 10:25:41 (permalink)
 
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The Breezy Heights Tavern really doesn't look too "dated".  Henry's looks very dated.  From the outside it looks downright scary!  But who cares?  They have PIE!!
http://roadfood.com/Restaurant/Overview/544/henrys


On your and Michaels next foray to Eastern OH or Western PA you should really stop at The Breezy Heights in Avella, PA - which is just on the PA side of the state line.  Here's another of Cliff's pics to whet your (whatever; guns were used).
 

 
As for 'datedness', this display has been there for more than just a little while; it's hardly 21st. Century 'politically correct'!.
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2014/07/17 10:26:52
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 10:33:38 (permalink)
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I would like to make a correction.  That photo is actually from Michael Hoffman's living room!
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 10:49:39 (permalink)
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MJ-
I would like to make a correction.  That photo is actually from Michael Hoffman's living room!


But it's an old picture. I donated all those to the Columbus Natural History Museum.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 11:05:01 (permalink)
Yeah, I finally had to put my foot down and made him get rid of all the critters.  Too many fleas.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 11:21:44 (permalink)
Did you try putting a flea collar on MH?
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 12:35:43 (permalink)
Thanks a lot for giving her the idea.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 12:43:18 (permalink)
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Did you try putting a flea collar on MH?

He was de-flead and de-wormed when I met him.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 19:55:56 (permalink)
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Did you try putting a flea collar on MH?

He was de-flead and de-wormed when I met him.

Good thing you got a pre-nup!
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 22:11:55 (permalink)
Would it be dated if a restaurant was using the bar from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair?
 

 
Or if they had you dine in this private booth? 
 

 
This is the Rockwell Inn in Morris, IL. The lobby was selling Norman Rockwell painting reproductions as well.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/17 22:57:14 (permalink)
I wouldn't call that dated.  It's historic and charming!
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Re: Dated 2014/07/18 04:10:49 (permalink)
The Stockyards Restaurant in Phoenix is Arizona's Original Steakhouse. In business for 67 years.
The bar dates back to the late 1800's.
Go into the bar and you feel like you've gone back in time 100 years.
http://www.stockyardssteakhouse.com/history.html
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Re: Dated 2014/07/18 12:11:06 (permalink)
Dated. I took a date to the '93 Chicago World's Fair.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/18 14:50:31 (permalink)
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Dated. I took a date to the '93 Chicago World's Fair.

They had a Fair in 1893????????? 
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Re: Dated 2014/07/18 15:54:48 (permalink)
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Dated. I took a date to the '93 Chicago World's Fair.

They had a Fair in 1893????????? 


They sure did. And they had this huge Ferris wheel, and lots of other good stuff. I remember, too, taking a date to the 1933 one in Chicago. My date liked it so much she became a performer. You may have heard of her. She was a fan dancer. Sally Rand.
 
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Re:Dated 2014/07/20 23:07:51 (permalink)
I recall the first time I took my Mom and Janet with me into Louie Mueller's BBQ in Taylor, TX. (1989)
I wanted to show them the Business card I had posted with the hundreds of others on the bulletin Board on the wall of the "eating room". The place was smoke-stained and dinghy and had creaking wood floors. The skylights were all blackened over from years of smoke-stains.  To say the place was "dated" was a city-term that meant nothing...IT was a Testimony to the the authenic History of BBQ, Texas Style, and despite the recent Pit-fire in the same room and the addition of other rooms for eating...the Ambience remains solid for those who demand the finest in original soot-tracking. I am pleased to report that even with the loss of the 1989 card, at last report my 1994 and 2004 cards remained attached to the board. I hope to get a 2014 added before the end of this year to keep up the tradition.... but am saddened that my friend Bushie will not be present to join the festivities.
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Re: Dated 2014/07/21 10:56:41 (permalink)
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Here is an excellent example of a 'dated' place which I enjoy here in McKinney, TX: http://billsmithscafe.com/index.htm .  It's not the wondrous, late, great Whitey's of Arlington, VA that I rhapsodized about two years ago in post #14 above,
 



Jim, your mention of Whitey's in Arlington reminded me of how much I miss that place, a great neighborhood bar with good food, cold beer and live music! My favorite meal at Whitey's was their "Beer-Steak Sandwich", a strip of steak that had been marinating in beer for who knows how long grilled and served on a sub roll with fried onions and melted provolone.
It also reminds me of another "dated" restaurant/bar, JV Restaurant in Falls Church. http://www.jvsrestaurant.com/home.html
A small (narrow) old-fashioned "beer joint" that serves pretty good food and has live music 7 nights a week. Coincidentally, as their web site indicates, they are enlarging and renovating the joint. 
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