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  • Joined: 1/11/2006
  • Location: Birmingham, AL
Sad News Thu, 04/7/11 7:27 AM (permalink)
Gus of Pete's Hotdogs in Birmingham, AL died yesterday.  He was found at his home, sitting upright in a chair.  The place won't be the same without him.

    Re:Sad News Thu, 04/7/11 8:22 AM (permalink)
    Oh, that is sad news.  I had limited conversations with Gus, but he was a nice man who made terrific hot dogs.  Here is a news report.
    Sounds like the fate of Pete's is up in the air.  Hopefully, they will find a way for it to continue.

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      • Location: 'Nooga
      Re:Sad News Thu, 04/7/11 9:48 AM (permalink)
      This former Birminghamian is extremely sad to hear of his passing. 
      <message edited by MellowRoast on Thu, 04/7/11 9:49 AM>

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        Re:Sad News Fri, 04/8/11 10:41 AM (permalink)
        I got to speak briefly with Gus on my last visit to Birmingham last year.  What a wonderful, friendly man he was!

          Re:Sad News Tue, 07/12/11 4:48 PM (permalink)
          Found this nice little film on Gus of Pete's Famous Hot Dogs.  He is definitely missed!
            Holly Moore

            Re:Sad News Tue, 07/12/11 6:14 PM (permalink)
            One other reference - The Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History with Gus Koutroulakis. http://www.southernfoodwa...BG08_petesfamous.shtml
              seafarer john

              Re:Sad News Wed, 07/13/11 10:43 AM (permalink)
              More sad news. Steve Gadalatto of  Gadalatto's Seafood Market and Restaurant in New Paltz died a few days ago. 
              The family and staff at the business held a celebration of his life with food and drink at the business yesterday afternoon. It was a joyous celebration tinged with nostalgia and regrets at Steve's passing.
              The business will continue under the direction of Steve's daughter Stacie and his manager Steve Kraus.
              We wish them all success.
              Cheers, John 
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