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Restaurant Nostalgia

The Taco Bell Archives: A Guide to Discontinued Menu Items, Both Beloved and Unsettling

Taco Bell has discontinued menu items before; just last month, we said farewell to potatoes, Nachos Supreme, and Loaded Grillers. Now Mexican Pizza is on the chopping block. Ergo, it's time to revisit...

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"Rangoon Racquet Club" Beverly Hills 1970's-1980's

DianeHeil
by DianeHeil 8 years ago

I saw a post from 2009 about the "Rangoon Racquet Club" which was a fabulous, classic Beverly Hills Restaurant and Bar. It has been several years since any new post have been added to that chain, ...

Fast Food from the Past Dude

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by Torpedo 1 year ago

When I was a kid the words fast and food never were used together in a sentence. Some form of the phrase usually came from your Mom warning you to “Slow down, you’re eating too fast, chew your food...

Remembering Hoagie's Corner

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by cacheinhand 10 years ago

Anyone remeber Hoagie's Corner? What hapen to chain sub shops like HC? I loved the Cheesy British.

Cigo's restaurant in San Pedro

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by pvhound 17 years ago

There was a gem of a restaurant in San Pedro during the 60s and 70s called Cigo's. Yugoslavian themed but their speciality was fresh fish. No ones ever topped their cioppino for me. They had dis...

Donahue's Restaurant on ret-23 wayne

bogsidebunny
by bogsidebunny 10 years ago

Does anyone remember a restaurant called Donahue's on Rte 23 in Wayne, NJ just North of the Rte-46 intersection? I know it's been gone a long time but I have memories of it being a fine place t...

Who's familiar with 'old' San Diego restaurants?

Beach Chick
by Beach Chick 10 years ago

Howdy! SF post got me thinking about old restaurants in SD and wondering which ones are still around? Albie's Beef Inn in Mission Valley comes to mind and Bully's East..and the beloved Bali Hai.....

Who remembers Arriba's in West L.A.? (It was called Arriba's, right?)

PaulF
by PaulF 7 years ago

The La Barbera's thread reminded of Arriba's. Does anyone else remember a Mexican restaurant in West L.A. named Arriba's? I'm pretty sure it was called Arriba's, anyway. (I'm bad with names.) ...

Any one remember Gang Sue's Tea Garden?

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by bannarak10 1 year ago

Hi, I have very fond memories from my childhood of Gang Sue's Tea Garden, run by Gang and Violet Sue. Does anyone know where I might find one of their menus for nostalgic reasons? Thanks!

anyone remember SHATZKIN'S knishes

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by morris bokser 17 years ago

I have never been able to find any knishes CITYWIDE that come close to these in appearance/taste. Many moons ago when my grandparents took me to Coney Island my grandpa would get his knish at Jerr...

Strutzles (sp?) Root Beer

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by Scott 19 years ago

Hi All, When I was growing up in Maywood, IL in the 1960s, there was a root beer stand on 5th Ave. a block or two south of Madison St. called Strutzle's Root Beer (I'm not sure if that's the correc...

Anyone Remember Lofurno's?

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by kaleokahu 10 years ago

Maybe this place has been gone too long for many people to remember, but Lofurno's was one of my favorites of all time, and I still miss it. It was in an old clap-board building on 15th in the I...

Childhood memories

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by k140db 7 years ago

Being a child of the 80's(35 now) and growing up in Arbutus, I remember eating out at a lot of great places growing up. We would travel all over Maryland for a good meal and sometimes meet up with ...

Contactless Dining: Didn't that start with the 'automat'?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

One of the new phrases to enter the lexicon during the coronavirus crisis has been 'contactless dining, pick-up, delivery'. It may not be that new. Some of us older folk may remember the 'automat',...

Happy Robbins? Happy Robin's?

LoDega
by LoDega 14 years ago

I've been talking to a coworker about a place he loved as a kid in Bayside, Queens, called Happy Robbins (or Happy Robin's, Happy Robbins', or some other variation) but I haven't been able to find ...

Bats (old Chicago restaurant)

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by Stuart Foster 17 years ago

Does anyone remember an old Chicago Restaurant called Bats? It was located around Michigan and 22nd Near Cermack, about a mile and half from the Loop. I remember it was a fancy sit down deli w...

Where was Rocco's in the early '90's

C. Hamster
by C. Hamster 4 years ago

I've started to read Barbara Lynch's autobiography which is ok and a trip down memory lane, for sure. I have recognized all of the places she worked so far with the exception of Rocco's (also wi...

Elsie's Deli in Cambridge?

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by debonweb 17 years ago

Back in the 70's, there was an awesome, always crowded, very popular deli in Cambridge. They had the best corned beef on rye sandwich I ever had! Does anyone know if it still exists?

Looking for the name of a long-closed restaurant in Vancouver

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by lanneq 7 years ago

In 1980 I lived at Point Grey - 4th and Collingwood - in Vancouver, and there was a wonderful little French restaurant across the street (near the SW corner) we used to go to about once a week. I ...

What ever happened to Blum's?

foodseek
by foodseek 14 years ago

Athough at a risk of dating myself, I must confess to remembering with fondness a San Francisco institution located across from Union Square on Geary. Blum's was not only a regular stop for many sh...