RE: Elite Restaurant--Montgomery, AL circa mid 1960s?
I've tried this before but it wouldn't hurt to ask again. There were a few fabulous dishes at the old Elite. I've not lived in Montgomery since late 70's, so I have very few connections there any longer. However, if someone knows anyone in the Xides family that would be willing to share (or even sell) a few recipes, I'd be up for it! My favorite was their squash casserole. I used to go for lunch, and when I had a choice of two veggies, I'd order two of those! Loved it. I've not been able to duplicate it. However, I guess if I could taste it today, I might be able to figure it out now. Back then? I was too young and not that inventive in the kitchen. :-) But after 40 years, well...if I'd not learned a few things, I'd be dumb as a bag of rocks, right?
There's another Montgomery eatery that had a fabulous recipe but they appear to be out of business as well. Mr. G's on McGehee Road had a fabulous Greek style grouper back then. I know that closed and there's another Mr G's but not with the same dishes.
Again, appreciate it if someone can link me up with anyone who has those recipes or would be willing to share or even sell.