Originally posted by SteveB9
This thread has really slowed, but since I am new here I will put in a few things and see if I get any responses. First, does anybody remember a chain named "Bavarian Alpine Inn"? There was one of these in Atlanta, around Cheshire Bridge, in the late '60s early '70s. They served beer, and great big thick juicy hamburgers.
Second, what happened to the Coco's chain? There was one in Chamblee, GA that I ate at a couple of times a week all through the early and mid '80s, but it closed. I know it was owned by a company called Far West Services.
Finally, the oldie. Back in the '60s there was a least one burger place in downtown Atlanta named Morrisons. Nothing at all to do with the cafeteria, this was a gungy looking place, but the hamburgers were (in my memory at least) among the best I have ever had.
Maybe Ort will be familiar with this last one.
It was on Buford Highway - right on the Fulton/DeKalb County line, and "featured" Busch Bavarian Beer on draught. The place was at least in part owned by Anheuser-Busch Breweries! I think there were others in a good many other cities about the same time - circa 1962/63.
How I know the time frame is this: Ray Stevens, a native of Clarksdale (in Cobb County west of Atlanta) released a 45 entitled "Butch Bavarian (Sure Footed Mountain Climber World Famous Yodeling Champion)" on Mercury Records right after the place opened (it was touted as one of Atlanta's first true "singles' bars", by the way!). A-B enjoined Ray, whose record began with a yodeled intro like their period Busch Bavarian Beer commercial. So Ray, resourceful as ever, changed the title to "Butch Bubbarian" and later yet the record company amended it to "Butch Barbarian". I've got probably 40 Ray Stevens 45s, but I'm still missing that one, yodel-a-hee-hoo! - And, since the place did indeed serve food, and is a long gone restaurant, my digression is apropos... I s'pose.
Coco's I can't help you with. I remember the place, but never ate there.
Morrison's was on the ground floor of a parking garage at the corner of Spring and Marietta Streets. I used to wait out the rush hour traffic in there on warm days enjoying a milkshake.
Now - do you remember The Oogleblook? Or how about one I've mentioned elsewhere here, Joe Cotton's on Lee St., S/W in West End? Or, even more obscurely, Wingo's Restaurant on Campbellton Road, out near where DeLowe Drive crosses? A fellow I know's mother still lives a stone's throw from there; he went to D. M. Therrell High School.
Steve, I've got a list of obscure defunct Atlanta restaurants somewhere herein. See what all you can add to it.
Overstuffedly, Ort. Carlton in Athens, Georgia.
P. S. Y'all, I met this guy at The Normaltown Cafe'. He was chowing down with gusto akin to mine. He's a kindred spirit and we had ought to welcome him.