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#51 2014-08-12 14:34:31

Worried Man
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

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#52 2014-08-12 14:35:42

Worried Man
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

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"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#53 2014-08-12 14:37:43

Oliver
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Sadly vacant with a "For Sale" sign the last time I was in Santa Monica.

One thing I love about the West Coast and SoCal in particular is the wealth of Googie architecture everywhere. It's unlike anywhere else in the country. The day that they all vanish like the rest of fading mid century America, is the day I pack it up and move to Europe.

 

#54 2014-08-12 14:43:33

Jug
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Worried Man wrote:

Another uniquely American institution, the drive-in restaurant, also went the way of the diner and the lunch counter.  Essentially a diner with drive-up curb service.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2773/586 … 24c6_o.jpg

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1162394.1348265750!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/gallery_635/retro-diners.jpg


Conclusion of the foregoing.

 

#55 2014-08-12 14:48:05

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

When I was a little ankle biter my father would take me for burgers and shakes at the Double Q Drive-In, which had been in his hometown since the early 1950s and remained essentially unchanged.  We'd eat and he would reminisce about skipping class and meeting up with his friends at the drive-in, or other mischief that would ensue as everyone gathered around on Friday and Saturday nights.  He said most of his nights out with friends or dates started at the Double Q.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#56 2014-08-12 14:49:45

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Oliver wrote:

Sadly vacant with a "For Sale" sign the last time I was in Santa Monica.

One thing I love about the West Coast and SoCal in particular is the wealth of Googie architecture everywhere. It's unlike anywhere else in the country. The day that they all vanish like the rest of fading mid century America, is the day I pack it up and move to Europe.

It's very sad.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#57 2014-08-12 14:56:07

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Oliver wrote:

doghouse wrote:

Worried Man wrote:

Don't get Gatlinburg confused with Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located.  Although both horrid tourist traps, Gatlinburg is the more bearable of the two.  I was called a f-a-g last time I was in Pigeon Forge.  I'd at least do breakfast at the Pancake Pantry.

I stayed in the Gatlinburg Holiday Inn. There is literally no reason for that other than making ones way over to Dollywood.

https://www.google.com/search?q=gatlinb … CAgQ_AUoAQ

^ You can see that all over the Smoky Mtns. Gatlinburg the town is pretty much an outdoors Wal Mart.

Edit: Not to dissuade you from going. The area around is beautiful, spent lots of my childhood there.

Last edited by doghouse (2014-08-12 15:01:23)


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#58 2014-08-12 14:57:20

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Oliver wrote:

Wow, I'd never heard that before. It's collapsing of natural causes??

Yep. It's unfortunate, as it's a very cool spot. I went several times as a kid.


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#59 2014-08-12 14:59:45

doghouse
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Worried Man wrote:

Another uniquely American institution, the drive-in restaurant, also went the way of the diner and the lunch counter.  Essentially a diner with drive-up curb service.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2773/586 … 24c6_o.jpg

Yessir.


We just lost the patriarch of our drive-in here, which was an icon of the area.

http://wavy.com/2014/05/14/doumars-owne … at-age-92/


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#60 2014-08-12 15:11:36

Oliver
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Wow, who knew Big Al was a Worried Man fan!

Since his unfortunate passing, Worried Man now officially inherits the title of "bespectacled man with tallest pants in the Southern United States". Congrats WM!

http://alumni.wm.edu/images/magazine/summer11/summer2011_doumars.jpg

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#61 2014-08-12 15:13:50

Oliver
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Jug wrote:

Worried Man wrote:

Another uniquely American institution, the drive-in restaurant, also went the way of the diner and the lunch counter.  Essentially a diner with drive-up curb service.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2773/586 … 24c6_o.jpg

http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_ … diners.jpg

My cousin was a rollerskate car hop at the Orange Julep in Montreal for a summer job. They stopped doing car service about ten years ago.

 

#62 2014-08-12 15:15:07

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Oliver wrote:

Wow, who knew Big Al was a Worried Man fan!

Since his unfortunate passing, Worried Man now officially inherits the title of "bespectacled man with tallest pants in the Southern United States". Congrats WM!

http://alumni.wm.edu/images/magazine/su … oumars.jpg

The competition was neck and neck there for awhile. Or with those pants, maybe nip to nip?


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#63 2014-08-12 15:18:52

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Har har!!!!  You guys really chaffe my nipples... even more than my waistband does.


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#64 2014-08-12 16:20:10

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

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Let's not forget about the Root beer stand! Frostop started in my town: http://www.frostop.com/story.html

 

#65 2014-08-12 16:24:01

doghouse
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Worried Man wrote:

Har har!!!!  You guys really chaffe my nipples... even more than my waistband does.

Time to roll out this gem again.

http://my2bucks.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/a2-pants.jpg


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#66 2014-08-12 17:20:13

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

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http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/The-Spot-Food.jpg

My favorite drive in burger spot. It is about an hour from where I live. My mom used to live there. It really feels like a city that time forgot (and not always in a good way).

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#67 2014-08-12 17:23:23

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

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http://oxfordclothbuttondown.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Bag-of-Sliders.jpg

One of my other favorite places. Basically they are sliders fried in grease. This is 20 minutes away. It is tiny. I mean small. It is packed all the time. You stand. You order fast. You wait. It is awesome.

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#68 2014-08-12 18:03:25

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Oh yeah.  I remember that post.  Great stuff Ox.  Nothing like a sack of burgers.  Anyone here like Krystal?


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 

#69 2014-08-12 18:15:24

doghouse
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Mmmmmm.... Krystal.......

http://mattcbr.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/drooling_homer.gif?w=314&h=360


Hide thy infants, hide thy Lady, and hide thy husband, alas they art forcing sexual intercourse upon the entire populace. - Wm Shakespeare

 

#70 2014-08-12 18:32:34

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

You still want car service?

There's a car hop drive-in in Fox Lake, WI called Mullin's that's still operating.  Been there since the forties.  A large mug of root beer is ninety cents.

Also the A&W in Portage, WI still has car hops, the big heavy glass mugs of root beer, and the switch you flip to get the girl to come get your tray.

And, speaking of Guy Fieri, someone bought the website name of his restaurant before he did and put up a hilarious fake menu.

http://guysamericankitchenandbar.com/

My favorite is the Panamania!


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#71 2014-08-12 19:32:58

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

sliders from heaven, there's only one of these left ....

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_axwEeSXAOSk/S-SfyFoetnI/AAAAAAAAB5o/pDK7OrDJwSk/s1600/royal+castle.jpg


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#72 2014-08-12 20:21:43

fxh
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

Worried Man wrote:

I was called a f-a-g last time I was in Pigeon Forge.

I'm not sure why but this really cracked me up.
Got any snaps of how you were dressed?


To do: insert constantly changing witty, knowing and slightly ironic literary quote or reference.

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#73 2014-08-13 02:56:02

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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

The American style burger joints are very big in uk (London) at the minute - it's actually great because all these places are trying out burger each other, giving us some amazing burgers to chow down on. I always go for the classic cheese burger - simply because it's easier to grade them against each other.

Downside is I have had to cut back on these delicious greasy beasts of delight to fit back into my clothes, and make way for all those i'm going to quaff in new york.

Best location so far has to be Dirty Burger in Whitechapel - just a 5 minute walk for me, in what can only be described as the entrance to a building! It is also Chicken Shop - also delicious.

http://www.eatdirtyburger.com/system/files/052014/537b7a7befec853972000002/large/_DSC4350.jpg?1400601227

http://cdn.ltstatic.com/2014/May/JU908705_942long.jpg

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#74 2014-08-13 04:37:12

Armchaired
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

I went to a naff looking one in Brighton with my daughter a few months back.
The food was quite good actually a bit like Eds diner at the worlds end back in the day.


http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/armchaired/jb-s-american-diner-brighton_zpscbd131f3.jpg


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#75 2014-08-13 07:05:12

Worried Man
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Re: Coffee bars, diners, forgotten roadside eateries

fxh wrote:

Worried Man wrote:

I was called a f-a-g last time I was in Pigeon Forge.

I'm not sure why but this really cracked me up.
Got any snaps of how you were dressed?

haha.  I think I was wearing olive chinos and either a white or yellow ocbd, and black weejuns.  A real fine group of hick youth were coming up the street toward us.  I sized up the situation before they even got close.  They were looking at me and snickering.  I just gave them a cold stare as they passed by and one turned to make his remark AFTER they were about 10 feet behind us.  I didn't even respond, but asked the lady "Did that guy just say what I think he said?" 

"Yep"


"We close our sto' at a reasonable hour because we figure anybody who would want one of our suits has got time to stroll over here in the daytime." - VP of George Muse Clothing, Atlanta, 1955

 
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