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flyufast

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RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Thu, 08/18/05 2:41 AM (permalink)
quote:
Originally posted by Wistah

quote:
I loved Arthur Treacher's. And there was a knock off around here in MI that featured a penguin as it's symbol. Can't come up with the name, though. Damn electric shock treatments are messing with my memeory.


Clothier - that chain was called Hungry Penguin. I grew up in the Detroit area and vaguely remember them as a competitor to Arthur Treachers. I remember the Arhtur Treachers on Vernier Road outside of Eastland Mall.

Here's one for you - ever hear of a place called Vernier's, up near Mt. Clemens (Fair Haven?). I remember them over 30 years ago having the most incredible big burgers and fries....maybe it was just because I was a youngster, but they sure seemed special....

I haven't spent any time in the Detroit area in many years, so I have no idea if Verniers still exists.
 
    crazyjon96@swfla.rr.com

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    RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sat, 08/27/05 8:35 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by shaynas_mom





    Being from Phila. & remembering Gino's so well, I was just wondering which one came first Gino's or McDonalds if you know, thanks for your help.
     
      crazyjon96@swfla.rr.com

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      RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sat, 08/27/05 8:40 PM (permalink)
      Can you please tell me who came first Gino's or McDonalds? Thank you
       
        ellen4641

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        RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 08/28/05 1:27 AM (permalink)
        Since McDonalds' started in the 1950's, I would have to say, definitely, Mcdonalds'!!

        I miss Gino's , as well, espescially that "Gino Giant" burger.
        Remember the Gino's that was right there on the Wildwood boardwalk?

        then it turned into a Roy Rogers, but no more...

        ellen
         
          bookedoo

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          RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 08/28/05 8:41 AM (permalink)
          ANYONE REMEMBER SENIORS RESTAURANT, BROOKLYN, NY.???? GONE ABOUT 8 YEARS NOW???
          GREAT STUFFED CABBAGE, BRISKET, PASTRAMI AND SOOOO MUCH MORE
           
            surman

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            RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Tue, 09/13/05 1:50 PM (permalink)
            Gone... Wall's BBQ in Savannah, GA.
             
              Sandy Eggo

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              RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Thu, 09/22/05 10:10 PM (permalink)
              Here's a website that has pictures of many old chains, diners and fast food place... many gone, some still in business...

              Great photo's at Road Side Peek... http://www.roadsidepeek.com/coffeeeats/index.htm

               
                mo iz bedda

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                RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 11/14/05 2:52 PM (permalink)
                One memorable restaurant out here in SoCal was di Palma’s Italian Village outside of Corona, California. You would head out on Magnolia heading south of Corona in the direction of Riverside. As you went down the two lane road with palm date trees on the left side, you needed to keep your eye open on the right side for the sign that would lead you over the railroad tracks up and around the hills on a meandering dirt path. This would lead up to the parking lot which was more dirt and less sage bushes the path leading to it.

                All of this was reminiscent of another family run operation, which has survived, Knott’s Berry Farm, however badly, since Cedarfair got it’s claws into it.

                Now Old Man di Palma had this place since after the Second World War, and by the time I last went there he and his village had rebuilt after two wild fires and three floods. The place looked tired and shabby and Mr. di Palma seemed distracted and his banter seemed rehearsed and somewhat disjointed. There were little rickety shops leaning one way or another precariously filled with dusty old knick knacks, some new, most used. There was a pond with a couple of flamingos and half lit Christmas lights strung back and forth and in the eucalyptus trees down the walk way.

                When we first went there, however, my Dad was still alive, as was this destination. My father was a chef and as a child I remember how we would be seated in private dining rooms and the chef would always come out to talk shop and make sure that whatever was served to us met with Dad’s approval. As this was the only thing I had known I did not realize until later in life how we were treated special. At the Italian Village however, Mr. Di Palma would frequently bring out guest’s food. He would flirt shamelessly with the ladies, back slap the men and generally chide anyone that did not clean their plates or exclaim the virtues of his cuisine.

                Couples and families once would walk around the pond and look through the shops. No reservations were accepted and waiting for a table, like at Knott’s restaurant, could mean a wait of an hour or more to be seated. In its prime, those dusty old shops contained items that Di Palma had sent from Italy. Returning veterans saw such things while stationed in Italy during the war, but here these imported items were unique here and especially in the sticks as this area was then. The Christmas lights brightly lit the pathways, while the kids would feed the swans, ducks and the flamingos in the pond. There were strolling violinists would play romantic songs to entertain the waiting diners.

                Once seated, small plate after small plate of anti pasti would be brought out: olives, pickled vegetables, bread, olive oil and cheeses among others. Di Palma prided that he provided 23 small plates of anti pasti to begin his meals. After an hour of these, the pasta would come, followed by the il secondo, the main course, then gelato and finally fruit and cheese. By the time my Mom and I were there in the mid seventies many things contributed to the end of his Village. It was a point of pride to Mr. di Palma that he would always rebuild his restaurant after one brush fire, common in these hills, singed and a second brush fire consumed much of his Village. He boasted also of coming back after two floods that had taken its toll. Finally the first gas shortage and then the second in the early 70s brought about the end. His finances were not helped by the likes of family style chain restaurants being built with their consistency and perceived quality, nor a television for entertainment once home from a quick meal. The final blow steam rolled literally over the di Palma Italian Village when Interstate 15 was decided to be built right through his property.

                Sigh, and thanks for letting me wallow in the memories. Now I need to go rummage in the 'fridge for olives, bread and wine and mutter to the cats about the good ol' days.
                 
                  mo iz bedda

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                  RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 11/14/05 2:54 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Sandy Eggo

                  Here's a website that has pictures of many old chains, diners and fast food place... many gone, some still in business...

                  Great photo's at Road Side Peek... http://www.roadsidepeek.com/coffeeeats/index.htm


                  And thanks Sandy for all those pix. That's what got me going on my tangent.
                   
                    wendyrose

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                    RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Wed, 11/30/05 12:06 AM (permalink)
                    Hi:

                    I also remember Link's Log Cabin in Huntington. I lived in Long Island for many years. My family and I went to Link's often and it was a great place. I do remember the forest wallpaper. I used to buy their cute stuffed animals. Some of the tables had wooden backs (or did they all?)

                    Wendy L. Rosen (New Bern, NC)
                     
                      ScreenBear

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                      RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 12/18/05 9:07 PM (permalink)
                      In Philadelphia,
                      in the 1950s, my Aunt Lonnie was fairly well know for her kosher catering, Gershberg's Kosher Caterers, and particularly popular were the knishes sold in the shop. Anyone recall it?
                      The Bear
                       
                        BluePlate

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                        RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 12/19/05 5:35 PM (permalink)
                        I lived in Binghamton, NY for a year in 1980. Does anyone know if Mama Lena's is still open? Tiny place, BYOB and handmade raviolis the size of your hand with a simple sauce to die for. In addition, Mama would come out to see how your dinner was. If she saw you had pushed your plate away without finishing, you got a firm little tap to the back of the head and were encouraged to clean your plate. If you were good and ate it all, you might get to go back in the kitchen for a taste of tommorows special. Great Italian!
                         
                          wallhd

                          RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 12/19/05 5:47 PM (permalink)
                          Not exactly Roadfood, but I have fond memories of two places on South Wabash in Chicago, Johnny's (which I think burned) and The Cart.

                          In New York City there was Whyte's (I think that is the correct spelling) on W. 57th. Seems like there was another White's in Lower Manhattan, but I don't remember ever eating there.

                          Wally
                           
                            BluePlate

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                            RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 12/19/05 5:50 PM (permalink)
                            Just recalled Zider Zee's. Ft.Worth and Arlington, Tx. Were started by Bill Martin of Bill Martin's Seafood. Great little local chain now defunct. One of a kinde funky atmosphere with outstanding seafood.
                            Zeke's Seafood outlasted them, big with the UT Arlington students. Known for the shrimp po boys, grilled sourdough bun, cream cheese, fried shrimp, lettuce, tarter sauce. Keep you going all day.
                             
                              wallhd

                              RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 12/19/05 9:48 PM (permalink)
                              For the other Cornellian Roadfooders, how aobut Johnny's Big Red Grill on Dryden Road in Ithaca; or how about the Shamrock in Downtown Cortland?

                              Both of those places hold lots of memories for me from my time (1963-1968) in and aorund Ithaca.

                              Wally
                               
                                sunnyside up

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                                RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 12/19/05 10:25 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by moshimarks

                                The Peter Pan Inn in Urbana, Maryland is the place I miss the most.
                                Family dining, seating up to 1,000.


                                The Peter Pan was part of a three restaurant chain. The other two were called the "Kapok Tree" one was in Clearwater, Florida, the other in St. Pete if I recall. All of them gone now.
                                 
                                  Scorereader

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                                  RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Tue, 12/20/05 9:41 AM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by BluePlate

                                  I lived in Binghamton, NY for a year in 1980. Does anyone know if Mama Lena's is still open? Tiny place, BYOB and handmade raviolis the size of your hand with a simple sauce to die for. In addition, Mama would come out to see how your dinner was. If she saw you had pushed your plate away without finishing, you got a firm little tap to the back of the head and were encouraged to clean your plate. If you were good and ate it all, you might get to go back in the kitchen for a taste of tommorows special. Great Italian!



                                  It's still there. But I doubt Mama Lena is still there.
                                   
                                    berndog

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                                    RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Tue, 12/20/05 11:09 AM (permalink)
                                    Johnny's Snack Bar, a one of a kind, real Roadfood place I remember from my youth. It was on 3rd street (Rt 23B) near Union Street in Hudson, NY, back in the sixties. This was a small hole-in-the-wall type of place, open only in the evening from about 8 or 9. I don't know how late they stayed open, but probably no later than midnight or 2 am.

                                    Johnny's had a limited menu, foot-long hots or pepperoni sandwiches. If you wanted a drink, there was a cooler with bottled soda. Most of the business was take-out. There was a small counter with about 5 or 6 stools for dining in. We always stopped for pepperoni sandwiches when returning from visiting relatives in Catskill, or would drive there when the pepperoni pangs hit.
                                     
                                      mayor al

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                                      RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Tue, 12/20/05 1:43 PM (permalink)
                                      Location- 154th and Crenshaw Blvd. Gardena CA Near El Camino College.

                                      The place was WRAY'S Drive In. It was a Drive-in restaurant that matched the place in American Grafetti perfectly... A coffee shop interior with a double U shaped counter and a bunch of booths, usually full of HS and jr College kids. One wing of carport roof in the 50's jet-plane motiff where the car-hops delivered food to the cruisers who parked under the 'wing' with the space at the end reserved for the L A County Sheriff car that would be there every evening about 10 pm to invoke the curfew law that cleared the place before 11PM.(Remember the scene with them in the movie?)
                                      One of my friend's father was the night cook there. We would sit inside (pre-driving age for me) and spend a couple of hours slowly eating a 'deep-dish pie' ( a large cereal bowl of cherry pie filling with a 7 inch frisbee disk crust sitting on top ($.45) and a cherry coke (bottomless) ($.25). A big Cheeseburger and Fries was $.75 and worth every penny (when we had the pennies). When the curfew time came along I would hop on my bike and pedal home (a block away). Maybe thats why I identify so strongly with the American Grafitti and Happy Days images. (1954-58)
                                       
                                        10X10

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                                        RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Tue, 12/20/05 2:21 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by 10X10

                                        And Sib's on Chapel, the Far East with their goldfish ponds on either sid of the entrances
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

                                        I miss the old Jimmie's at Savin Rock, and Turk's and Phyliss', too. I Also miss G&H on Wall Street in New Haven, and the Arena Grille, where you could get the best lasagna in the world on Wednesdays. I miss Waybright Cafeteria on Dickinson Street in Charleston, West Virginia, and the Hub for barbeque and fried bologna sandwiches at the corner of Dickinson and Quarrier streets. I miss White Towers and Royal Castles, as well.

                                        I don't remember Sibs, but I do remember the Far East. When I was little I thought it was the only place outside China where you could get Chinese food.
                                        I also remember Tasty-Toastee on Temple Street, Eddie Rahm's on Center Street and the Normandie on Chapel Street. Oh, and there was Mrs. Root's on Orange Street.

                                         
                                          Sandy Thruthegarden

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                                          RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Wed, 12/21/05 6:53 AM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by sunnyside up

                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by moshimarks

                                          The Peter Pan Inn in Urbana, Maryland is the place I miss the most.
                                          Family dining, seating up to 1,000.


                                          The Peter Pan was part of a three restaurant chain. The other two were called the "Kapok Tree" one was in Clearwater, Florida, the other in St. Pete if I recall. All of them gone now.


                                          I remember the Kapok Tree Inn well. Beautiful gardens, mediocre food. It was thought to be a very special place to dine when I was a little girl on vacation with my parents in the St. Pete area. When I moved to St. Pete in 1979, I went to dinner there and found the food bland. By that time I was more interested in the Cuban restaurants in the Ybor City section of Tampa. Other St. Pete restaurants that are long-gone but bring fond memories are Aunt Hattie's and Uncle Ed's. Every child guest was permitted to reach into the treaure chest and take one small toy. Of course, I loved that. We all liked a restaurant that was on the bay (maybe in a ship?) called the Kingfish which served delicious fried sole and grouper. Does anyone know if it's still on St. Pete Beach/Treasure Island?

                                           
                                            webcomxp

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                                            RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 01/1/06 4:21 AM (permalink)
                                            quote:
                                            Originally posted by hermitt4d

                                            My recent vacation was a trip down memory land and it prompted me to remember the San Jacinto Inn, an all you can eat seafood place on the edge of the San Jacinto Battleground, east of Houston. It was open from ca. the 1930s to the early 1980s. The menu included fried red snapper, fried chicken, blue crab meat and pasta shells in red clam sauce, that I remember. I'm sure there was also cold boiled shrimp and I think there were scalloped potatoes. I seem to remember you started with a simple iceberg lettuce salad. The crab meat was picked and presented in a small bowl -- Texas blue crabs are small and I guess they thought, or found from experience, that most people wouldn't take the trouble to deal with picking the meat themselves. There may have been fried oysters as well, but the big draws were the snapper and chicken.

                                            It was a huge dining hall. Jacketed waiters brought your food to you; as often as you wanted it replenished, they kept bringing it. Each table, set with a white table cloth, was family style service.

                                            All this was only about $18.95 per person the last time I went, I think.

                                            It was an incredible feast and extremely popular. I'm not sure why they finally closed, but they couldn't have been making much money at that price. In the mid-70s, Boston Sea Food Party, or something like that, opened on the west side. It was an all you can eat place also, with prime rib and other options. The food wasn't nearly as good, but it was a lot more convenient unless you lived on the east side and it drew a lot of business away from San Jacinto Inn but only lasted 3 or 4 years itself.

                                            Whoops! Just went Googling (again) to try to find something to refresh my memory or a picture to post and discovered a bit about the Inn on the San Jacinto Monument website FAQs: the San Jacinto Inn opened in 1919.
                                             
                                              webcomxp

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                                              RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 01/1/06 4:26 AM (permalink)

                                              Originally posted by hermitt4d

                                              My recent vacation was a trip down memory land and it prompted me to remember the San Jacinto Inn,

                                              The first time I ate at eh San Jacinto Inn the price for all you could eat was $2.75 (1952). The last ime I ate there was 1968. I don't reember the price--mainly because I met John Wayne having dinner with the cast of The Hellfighters. I got to do my awful impersonation of him--he was very gracious--not so Katherine Ross who apparently wanted me boiled with the shrimp.

                                              doc
                                               
                                                Morelli

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                                                RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Mon, 01/16/06 8:51 PM (permalink)
                                                quote:
                                                Originally posted by GeoNit

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                                                http://www.solvangUSA.com
                                                Thank you! Now to figure out how/when to get to California!
                                                 
                                                  veggienow-hotdogthen

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                                                  RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 01/29/06 11:28 AM (permalink)
                                                  Lunch Memories at Northland Shopping Center in Jennings (suburb of St. Louis).

                                                  In the early 70s, I walked to Northland Shopping Center with my friend Beth. We’d go to the S.S. Kresge store, where upstairs we’d buy three-packs of underwear or whatever our moms sent us there for, and then we’d take the little escalator down to the lunch counter. The smells of popcorn and coffee thankfully overpowered the scent of mothballs from the Notions department. You could choose a booth or a swiveling bar stool at the counter. They had a row of balloons tacked to the wall behind the counter, each with a discount inside. You’d pick one, and the waitress would pop the balloon to see what discount you won. I don’t remember anything we ordered there, but we always enjoyed it.

                                                  On the upper level by the bowling alley was a Walgreen’s with a lunch counter. That’s where I first had a cherry coke (for you 25-year-olds, I’m not talking about something from a can)! You could watch people walking past the plate glass window while you enjoyed standards like country-fried steak and mashed potatoes with white gravy. And afterward, you could pick up some Bonne Bell flavored lip gloss in the cosmetics department. I would not have realized back then that this would qualify as nostalgia!

                                                  Once, and only once, we splurged and went to the Jade Room in Famous-Barr’s department store. We ordered chocolate éclairs, and we still laugh today about the éclair looking suspiciously like a toasted hot-dog bun topped with whipped cream and chocolate.

                                                  Northland, the first major shopping center in the area, lost Famous-Barr a few years ago. It had been losing money for years. The entire shopping center is now being torn down to make room for a major discount store chain. Ahh, progress! (?)
                                                   
                                                    Kenny da Fat Man

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                                                    RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sat, 02/25/06 4:47 PM (permalink)
                                                    We had a place here in Pittsburgh that brought a tear to my eye when it closed. It was called Richest's. It was located on 6th Ave in Downtown Pittsburgh. It was the closest thing you'll get to a New York deli outside of Manhattan. It was really fantastic. It sat about 50 people and when you sat down, they put a "relish bowl" on your table - with kosher dills, sauerkraut, pickled peppers, er\tc in it. They had awsome corned beef and for an extra buck you could get "Strictly Lean" corned beef. It melted like butter in your mouth.

                                                    I used to order a sandwich called a "Rachel", it was half corned beef and half chopped liver...Hold on while I drool....

                                                    It closed in 1995 and there is still nothing that opened since that compares. <sniffle>
                                                     
                                                      drjekyll

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                                                      RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sat, 05/27/06 4:08 PM (permalink)
                                                      I remember going to a Maisel's steak house on 2 different ocassions in eh early 1960s while on school or chrch trips to NYC. It was near Radio CIty as I recall. Good steak, good price, but we had a waiter who eyed a group of kids without adult supervbision suspiciously. For downscale it had a nice aatmosphere.
                                                       
                                                        drjekyll

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                                                        RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sat, 05/27/06 4:14 PM (permalink)
                                                        Does anyone remember Pippins or Mama Leone's in NYC? A friend of mine wworkedat Pippins in the 60s and said they used to put a pickle relish bowl on the tables that was never cleaned, only refilled. It was common to find coins, utensils, adn even cigarette butss in these bowls. Once they fished out a fork that was so green they could not get it out with 5 passes through the dishwasher.
                                                         
                                                          Ken_B.

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                                                          RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Sun, 06/25/06 8:27 PM (permalink)
                                                          I now live in Boston but grew up south of Philly and I too fondly remember Gino's! They faded out in the late 70's early 80's if I recall and as stated earlier turned into Roy Roger's, now gone too I believe.

                                                          More than Burger King I think Gino's and McDonald's were very similar in design. Being able to get fried chicken via KFC set them apart. There was one in Chester on 9th street, one in Folsom on MacDade Blvd, one on Baltimoe Pike in Media and one on Rt. 452 in Aston. All PA. locations.

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                                                            ernest_fl

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                                                            RE: Tell Me About Places that are Gone Thu, 06/29/06 4:46 PM (permalink)
                                                            Does anyone remember "Merry Mac's" in Atlanta? The southern style cooking there was fantastic, and their mac 'n' cheese was a headliner.

                                                            Also, "Mammie's" in Atlanta was a huge favorite, but it closed when the ACLU got on their case because of their name. The southern cookin' was marvelous.

                                                            There were several boarding houses in Atlanta not too far from the Buckhead shopping district, and their dining rooms were open to the public. They were located on Piedmont street mainly; lots of college students and faculty rented there. It was family-style seating and serving. The food was good and plentiful, and the prices were very reasonable. I've eaten some of the best biscuits in those boarding house dining rooms. They probably don't exist anymore but I could be mistaken. They were also a big hit for college students from around the area including the ramblin' wrecks from George Tech. :) The country-style fried chicken, and their country-fried steak was out of this world.

                                                            A fellow opened a steak-and-potato shop in Buckhead one time and I think he made a lot of money. There was only one entree: NY strip with loaded baked potato, and you could order a tossed green chef's salad and a soft drink. He charged $1.99 for the entree and a buck for the salad with your choice of dressing, plus a buck for a big soft drink. What a bargain in those days!

                                                            The Old Hickory Houses in Atlanta were favorites of mine, their BBQ and sauce were great. Their kitchens were open to view when you entered the place. And the smells really activated your appetite. Their Brunswick stew was something to die for. :) The original Old Hickory House on Northwest burned down (grease fire, go figure), I think in the 70's. What a loss that was.

                                                            Anyone remember Aunt Fanny's Cabin in northwest metro Atlanta? The building was constructed from some original slave quarters. I had some of the best food I've eaten right there. The menu was a blackboard hung from around the neck of young black boys who would show up at your table and proceed to rattle off their spiel of what was good that day. Also, the waiters would serenade the customers regularly, and they were really good too! Beautiful experience. Of course, the ACLU had to get involved but failed to close them down because the restaurant was just too popular. Don't you just hate the ACLU?

                                                             
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