That would be a shame if the Columbus York closed.
I worked in Dartmouth MA from 79-84, through high school and college, mostly behind the grill but certainly doing every other conceivable job at the place at one point or another.
Back then it seemed we were the only show in town, directly opposite the Dartmouth Mall, it wasn't until all the competitors came in that the tide turned, but it was a great run.
Memory list in random order:
- Good one on the Valentine's Day flambe
- Mother's Day was insane -- it was all hands on deck
- The bonds, friendships, and parties were amazing, still maintain some friend connections to this day, and my wife of 23 years was introduced to me by a fellow "Yorkie"
- CTI (check the ice) was a sacred ritual, I'm sure hot girl visitors who were regulars must have figured out what was going on after just a couple of visits; "CTI deux fois" meant two babes back-to-back
- Yeah, the chicken glaze was awesome, but the menu diversification beyond that probably contributed to the downfall
- The night we scooped out and saved a possum from the grease barrel out back
- Hanging out in one of the "courts" with co-workers at shift change time; MTV (yes, actual music videos) often a topic of discussion
- Stylin' that chef's hat and scarf -- having schoolmates, relatives, neighbors thinking what a "cool" job it must be
- The hot mushroom sauce available in line, perfect for dipping the steak fries in
- The steak sauce bottles out on the table, tangy awesomeness
- I prided myself on my food presentation, but there was the one time when I was on sirloin tips and I thought, "now, where did that bandaid on my finger go to?" Sure enough, a hostess came up with the tip tray a few moments later. I don't believe that's why we closed, despite the lawsuit -- kidding...
- At times the grill would need a "cool down / cleaning" and the big wire brush out from the bucket of cold water would put on a pyrotechnic display that always earned some ooh's and aah's -- time the show with a CTI to impress the talent in the audience
- We, too, organized a Thanksgiving morning football game, co-ed -- because it was one of the very few days we were all off; remember some annual injuries among us from the game, too
I could go on forever, thanks for all the memories in the thread. Would love to have a local reunion someday, somehow.
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