What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA)

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Michael Stern
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 9:14 AM
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Ahh, yes, Cliff: Weatherbeaten Signs! I like this one, from Butte, Montana:
 


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 9:21 AM
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Here is a really sorry sign that we came upon when entering a Holiday Inn many years ago. What I don't understand is if the training session is for people who already are competent or for those who want to be. (In the latter case, I suspect the sign maker was an attendee.)
 


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 9:25 AM
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Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 9:30 AM
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Correction... make that all of us!
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 10:50 AM
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Someone needs to share the St. Louis classic:  "Brains 25 cents, Drive-in."  It was painted on the side of a building and was a source of great civic pride until its demise.  I don't have a copy of the image, but surely someone does out there, as it has long been available in these parts as a postcard.
 
I also have fond memories of a wonderful misspelling on another sign in St. Louis.  It used to advertise, among other delights (shrimp, tripe), "quarter pound bugers."  I wish I had thought to photograph it.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 11:40 AM
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I can't find any images in the public domain, so here is a link to one at a poster company.

http://www.artistrising.c...-25-cents-drive-in.htm

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 2:51 PM
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Thanks, MD.  I used to smile every time I passed that sign and I was sure sorry to see it go.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 3:27 PM
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cecif
 

 
 
Elliston's in Nashville?



CORRECT! (no guesses from anyone for the other(s)?)

I'm surprised Billyboy did not tell me I am not allowed to guess the "mystery" signs he's got there, since he KNOWS I know.

BTW here I was feeling badly that I loaded up 5-6 pics, so I made them extra small... I needn't have bothered, apparently.

I don't want to offend anyone, but isn't this a SIGN thread, rather than a buildings/various favorite restaurants/etc thread?? We have lots of space in trip reports for those kinda pics. I think. Just my humble two cents.
 
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 5:05 PM
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For simplicity and rustic charm, I love the Family Pie Shop in Arkansas.

 
 

Beautifully workmanship. Obviously done by an expensive professional.



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/13/10 7:15 PM
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Mr. Billyboy,
Though I am much excited that some distant relative runs a much loved Q place,
What's the deal with the Monarch Crown sign in the background? Pretty cool also.

 


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 2:31 PM
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Sure, this may be a highly specialized category, but this has to be the best sign, written on a giant meat pie.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 2:38 PM
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Hee-hee!  In one of my RF books, It says " Rhymes with LAZYBONES!"  lovelovelove it!

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 2:58 PM
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Hey Bill, Club Monarch is a banquet hall/wedding reception/dance club place.  Not sure if it is still open but that building has been there as long as I can remember.  I asked them at Voss' if they knew you and boy, the stories they told me!!  hehe

MS, this is quite the thread you started.  Thanks!

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 7:08 PM
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Cecif, I'll not say anything about those pictures you posted, mainly because I watched you take a couple of them.  I'll let the others have a stab at it.  The only one that was new to me was the one in Nashville where the word "STAG" was plainly visible.  The others I knew in a nano-second.


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 7:19 PM
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The sign definitely has been spiffed up since we first came across Keaton's:
 

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Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...





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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 7:36 PM
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Michael Stern


The sign definitely has been spiffed up since we first came across Keaton's:
 

Carolina Bob


Michael, here's one that I know is near and dear to both of us...





Michael, that sign in front of Keaton's still looks just as tired and worn-out as it does in your photo. My pic is of a new sign that the owners put up at the intersection of US 64 and Woodleaf Rd., about two miles or so north of the restaurant. I guess they got tired of hearing everybody complaining about how difficult it was to find the place; nowadays getting to Keaton's is no problem at all.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 9:57 PM
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Carolina Bob, I will meet you at Keaton's next month!

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/14/10 10:41 PM
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Wabbit


Carolina Bob, I will meet you at Keaton's next month!


Traci, you better not get there after I do or there might not be any chicken left!

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Thu, 04/15/10 4:21 AM
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Hieroglyph in northern California:
 


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Thu, 04/15/10 12:41 PM
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What's up with the Swan????

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Fri, 04/16/10 8:06 AM
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Caffeine in Rocky Mount, North Carolina:
 


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/19/10 2:44 PM
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Spotted this weekend.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/19/10 2:48 PM
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Before I clicked on this thread, I knew EXACTLY which photo I would see.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/19/10 3:04 PM
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Bob and Ron's Fish Fry
Albany, NY
(photo borrowed from the internet)

Great sign, great fried fish, great memories of my college days.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/19/10 4:53 PM
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That is a beauty! On the subject of fish fries, this is one of my favorites:
 

 
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Bob and Ron's Fish Fry
Albany, NY
(photo borrowed from the internet)

Great sign, great fried fish, great memories of my college days.



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/19/10 5:25 PM
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  As a graduate of (mccormick&schmick's) Fish University, I'm sayin' that is a damn fine plywood GROUPER....Very nice Mr. Stern,But, WHERE?

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/20/10 12:26 PM
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Here's one of my favorite signs...

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/20/10 1:25 PM
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Gotta love those combo signs.




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/20/10 1:28 PM
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Let's not forget, "truth in advertising".




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/20/10 1:30 PM
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This one is inside Coney Island(Lackawanna Ave) in lovely downtown Scranton.




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/20/10 4:14 PM
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pogophiles




Here's one of my favorite signs...


This sign is appropriate. Under the right conditions, shoes and cheese can smell very much alike.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Fri, 04/23/10 3:12 PM
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Western Kentucky


Calumet Region


Grand Haven, Michigan
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Fri, 04/23/10 3:43 PM
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Back in December, the owners of my apartment complex threw a big Christmas party for all the tenants, and it was catered by the Warsaw Inn, which is in Lynwood IL ( south suburban Chicagoland. ) I thought that the food was quite good, and I heard nothing but positive comments about it from my fellow tenants.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Fri, 04/23/10 6:44 PM
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That sign for Shoes and Cheese really make you wonder what the cheese tastes like.


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Fri, 04/23/10 7:00 PM
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The combination signs are endless... Here is a BBQ/Recycling place near Corbin KY.  The second photo was a smaller sign on the  side of the BBQ building. (not the BBQ Menu!!)



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Sun, 04/25/10 3:55 PM
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That's what I was kinda thinking too Louis.  :)

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 04/26/10 10:36 AM
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A sign practically guaranteed to grab the Sterns attention.
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/27/10 8:48 AM
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We'll see if I can post inline images as a new forum member:



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/27/10 9:21 AM
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Sorry, but there's no image. Too soon, I guess... but welcome to Roadfood.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/27/10 9:36 AM
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The Brickyard in Daytona.








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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/27/10 12:31 PM
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Whoever thought of putting "Birp Recycling" next to barbecue deserves a Pulitzer in gastronomy.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Tue, 04/27/10 2:57 PM
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I think the sign-painter was the winner of the local school district  "Spelling Bee"!!

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 2:40 AM
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This sign is in front of the Magnolia Cafe in Austin. They have two places and are both equally sorry...


This is a sign that fits as it is a shack that serves a killer burger.


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 1:37 PM
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I liked this sign in Spartanburg, SC because it reminded me of the old Holiday Inn signs.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 2:02 PM
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buffetbuster


I liked this sign in Spartanburg, SC because it reminded me of the old Holiday Inn signs.



It was nice of them to acknowledge your birthday like that.
 
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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 2:09 PM
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I loved the old Holiday Inn sign shape, and always wondered what that shape was meant to suggest --any idea?
Here's a sign I found in Rockland County recently, while looking for old ice cream spots (first time posting image, let's see if this works)...


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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 2:11 PM
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Brad-
As a matter of fact, there are some people who do call me JC.  But none of them are in Spartanburg.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Wed, 04/28/10 3:40 PM
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katherinecurry


I loved the old Holiday Inn sign shape, and always wondered what that shape was meant to suggest --any idea?



I really don't think that the "rounded corner trapezoid" part of the sign had any particular meaning other than to make a neatly designed area to hold the word "Holiday" (with 7 letters) above the word "Inn" (with 3 letters enclosed by two stars).  The important part of the sign were the "chasing" lights (and all the original signs had the "chasing" lights) on the yellow upside-down-J shaped strip ending in the arrow, which subconsciously urged you to "come on and turn in to our motel".

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Sun, 05/2/10 10:43 AM
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Nobody, but nobody puts ketchup on a hot dog...



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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Sun, 05/2/10 1:09 PM
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joerogo


The Brickyard in Daytona.




Hey Joe, are you sure that's the Brickyard?  I remember a sign like that at the Boot Hill Saloon.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Sun, 05/2/10 5:55 PM
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The nicest neon in Indianapolis . . .



Plus, it's actually a good place, as nice inside as out, with a good burger and better than good tenderloin.




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 11:13 AM
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Perhaps not a true roadfood sign, but this statue atop the "Paul's Daughter" burger, hot dog, jamaican meat pie, fried clam, italian sausage, "shishka bob", etc. etc, etc, stand on the boardwalk in Coney Island was both startling and a bit creepy...

 

...this one, on the other hand, is a classic...




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 11:26 AM
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Tony-
Creepy doesn't do that photo justice.  How about horrifyingly lifelike?

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 11:30 AM
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buffetbuster


Tony-
Creepy doesn't do that photo justice.  How about horrifyingly lifelike?






Yes...that works for me.


I asked about the model and they said they didn't have a name, and knew only that they had paid him for use of his likeness in food.

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 11:31 AM
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Paul's Daughter does look familiar.

Miami, That sign was on the Brickyard.  My daughters were worried when they saw it.  

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 11:47 AM
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But were they closed when he originally got there?

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/3/10 6:51 PM
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Michael -

Through the wonders of computers, I'm not able to attach the following image to this thread, but it has to be included.  Would you please post it for me?  Unfortunately, the place has since closed.  Would this be considered sushi?

Thanks,

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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/24/10 8:01 PM
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Here's one that always puts a big smile on my face...




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Re:What's Your Favorite Roadfood Sign? (all across the USA) - Mon, 05/24/10 8:08 PM
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I don't know if it's still there, and I saw it way before digital cameras.

Close to Downtown Los Angeles was a little restaurant with a sign:

Casa de Teryaki

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