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Does anyone at all remember Scooby Doo's Pipe Organ Pizza? It was located in the Greenspoint area of town from the late 1970's through the early 80's. The shut it down and a Biraperetti's occupied the space for a few years. Every time I go by there now the space is empty.

Pipe Organ Pizza was a wonderland when I was a child. The pipe organ was centered in the front of the building but a string of mechanical things winded around the walls and you could see them operate through a glass window. Drum sets, trumpets etc could be controlled via the pipe organ as well. Unfortunately, it got to the point where the costumed characters would only appear on the weekends. During the week a screen would come down and run cartoons and 3-stooges films during the organists break.

They did have a great video arcade for the time. This was the first place I ever say a Pac-Man game machine...probably around 1981 or so.

The one thing I really remember is a giant, purple "Dino" (front the Flintstones) head and neck the was attached to the wall. It was mechanical and moved back and forth.

I've searched Google, yahoo, eBay for years looking for any memorabilia or information on this place and have come up empty. Most people I talk to don't even thing it ever existed. I'm not sure if this was a chain or a single place...but I would guess a chain due to the licensing and everything.

Anyways, any help is appreciated. Thanks!

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There was also a Pipe Organ Pizza on the Gulf Freeway (at Monroe?) around the same time. I had a birthday party there one year, and it is still one of my best memories as a child. I don't remember a Scooby Doo theme, though.

The old Pipe Organ Pizza is now a pool hall, I believe. There used to be a Handy Dan hardware store in the same shopping center that I think is now a kidney dialysis place.

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Does anyone at all remember Scooby Doo's Pipe Organ Pizza? It was located in the Greenspoint area of town from the late 1970's through the early 80's. The shut it down and a Biraperetti's occupied the space for a few years. Every time I go by there now the space is empty.

Pipe Organ Pizza was a wonderland when I was a child. The pipe organ was centered in the front of the building but a string of mechanical things winded around the walls and you could see them operate through a glass window. Drum sets, trumpets etc could be controlled via the pipe organ as well. Unfortunately, it got to the point where the costumed characters would only appear on the weekends. During the week a screen would come down and run cartoons and 3-stooges films during the organists break.

They did have a great video arcade for the time. This was the first place I ever say a Pac-Man game machine...probably around 1981 or so.

The one thing I really remember is a giant, purple "Dino" (front the Flintstones) head and neck the was attached to the wall. It was mechanical and moved back and forth.

I've searched Google, yahoo, eBay for years looking for any memorabilia or information on this place and have come up empty. Most people I talk to don't even thing it ever existed. I'm not sure if this was a chain or a single place...but I would guess a chain due to the licensing and everything.

Anyways, any help is appreciated. Thanks!

I grew up in Dallas and remember this place as I frequented it often and have so many fond memories of it. There were so many rooms. Do you remember the old library room, the video arcade/ games room and the fab salad bar? The mini pizzas were the best. I loved the cinema room with the 3 stooges films when the organists took a break. Loved the Pac-Man games. Nobody seems to remember this place. I have mentioned it to people and they act like I am in the Twilight Zone with blank stares when I mention it. This place was definitely a chain. I am surprised that we can't find any info on it. Thanks for reminding me of the fond memories! :)

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I grew up in Dallas and remember this place as I frequented it often and have so many fond memories of it. There were so many rooms. Do you remember the old library room, the video arcade/ games room and the fab salad bar? The mini pizzas were the best. I loved the cinema room with the 3 stooges films when the organists took a break. Loved the Pac-Man games. Nobody seems to remember this place. I have mentioned it to people and they act like I am in the Twilight Zone with blank stares when I mention it. This place was definitely a chain. I am surprised that we can't find any info on it. Thanks for reminding me of the fond memories! :)

Thanks for the reply. I had no idea this was a chain. I'm amazed that I can't find any information at all on it, google, ebay or anywhere. And I agree, I get the same blank stares from people who think i'm making it up. If anyone finds out any information or has a contact please let us know.

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Does anyone at all remember Scooby Doo's Pipe Organ Pizza? It was located in the Greenspoint area of town from the late 1970's through the early 80's. The shut it down and a Biraperetti's occupied the space for a few years. Every time I go by there now the space is empty.

Pipe Organ Pizza was a wonderland when I was a child. The pipe organ was centered in the front of the building but a string of mechanical things winded around the walls and you could see them operate through a glass window. Drum sets, trumpets etc could be controlled via the pipe organ as well. Unfortunately, it got to the point where the costumed characters would only appear on the weekends. During the week a screen would come down and run cartoons and 3-stooges films during the organists break.

They did have a great video arcade for the time. This was the first place I ever say a Pac-Man game machine...probably around 1981 or so.

The one thing I really remember is a giant, purple "Dino" (front the Flintstones) head and neck the was attached to the wall. It was mechanical and moved back and forth.

I've searched Google, yahoo, eBay for years looking for any memorabilia or information on this place and have come up empty. Most people I talk to don't even thing it ever existed. I'm not sure if this was a chain or a single place...but I would guess a chain due to the licensing and everything.

Anyways, any help is appreciated. Thanks!

I think there was one off of 1960 sometime between 1978-1983. I used to love to play the "Excite Bike" arcade game there. I think it lost alot of business when a Showbiz opened a block or two over.

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I remember them both; not completely sure that they were both extant at the same time. I'm thinking maybe they moved from the 1960 area to the Gulf Freeway location. Seems like those theatre organs would be hard to come by in quantity.

There's a theatre organ society that keeps up with the provenance and disposition of those instruments; most functional ones are highly prized. The one from Pipe Organ Pizza is almost certainly in use somewhere...

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I grew up in Dallas and remember this place as I frequented it often and have so many fond memories of it. There were so many rooms. Do you remember the old library room, the video arcade/ games room and the fab salad bar? The mini pizzas were the best. I loved the cinema room with the 3 stooges films when the organists took a break. Loved the Pac-Man games. Nobody seems to remember this place. I have mentioned it to people and they act like I am in the Twilight Zone with blank stares when I mention it. This place was definitely a chain. I am surprised that we can't find any info on it. Thanks for reminding me of the fond memories! :)

I grew up in Dallas as well and I too have fond memories of this place when it was located off of Coit Rd. on the Richardson-Dallas border. It along with the ORIGINAL Chuck E. Cheese were the best!

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I understand Chuck E. Cheese no longer has robots (or as Rod Serling called them and as I sometimes also like to refer to them: robits) Remember Showbiz Pizza? I think all those have gone kaput.

The good old days of pizza and singing animatronics. Ah, good times. Good times. ^_^

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Back in 1984, a restaurant called "Gadgets" opened up on FM 1960, near Walters Road. It was a Warner Brothers venture that had a stage in the dining room with robotic Looney Tunes figures that put on a show. It had a pretty big video game area and a HUGE bar, separate from the "family" restaurant area. In the bar, there was a robotic lounge piano player. Every hour or so, this robot would crank up songs like "New York, New York", and other lounge staples.

It was pretty hilarious. The problem was, bar patrons thought it was a family restaurant, and families thought it was a singles bar. The confusion, as well as the $2 million price tag to build it, eventually doomed it.

Amazingly, I found a 1984 article about the restaurant.

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_..._v18/ai_3352548

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Wow, Gadgets sounds crazy. I had never heard of that.

Chuck E Cheese always kind of freaked me out.

As a child, I always wondered what it would be like if those robits went wild and started hurting the diners. I thought they were kind of creepy as well. Animatronics along with puppets, ventriloquist dolls and such. Maybe that's why I was amused by them. My male cousins all had ventriloquist dolls when we were little. They'd leave them at my grandma's house and I loved to play with them, but I didn't dare want to own one for myself.

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The pipe organ from the one at Monroe was originally built and used in a theater in Chicago. After that it came to Houston for the pizza thing.

When the pizza place folded it was taken to Brook Mays and refurbished, crated and sold to someone that put it in their home somewhere in the NE.

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The pipe organ from the one at Monroe was originally built and used in a theater in Chicago. After that it came to Houston for the pizza thing.

When the pizza place folded it was taken to Brook Mays and refurbished, crated and sold to someone that put it in their home somewhere in the NE.

Thanks for the info. But How they fit *all* of that into one home would be beyond me!

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Does anyone remeber a place called Jungle Jims? I went there in the early 90's when I was little. If I remember correctly it was very close to Sharpstown Mall. Another place I remember going to is Discovery Zone in the mid 90's on Bellaire and Stella Link.

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Wait. I thought Brown Sugar's BBQ is where Scooby Doo's used to be? I know Sound Warehouse used to be in the same shopping center nearby.

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Thanks for the info. But How they fit *all* of that into one home would be beyond me!

Think about that statement for a second. The type of person that could afford to purchase the organ and have the organ refurbished and then pay for the cost of freight on the organ, and have the organ reassembled in their house, isn't living in a 1800sqft. Ranch style in the 'burbs. This is the type of person that owns a few developments in the 'burbs, and his or her house has an 1800 sq.ft. room in their house just for the organ to be placed in. ;)

I love HAIF, always find some funny stuff on here.

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Wait. I thought Brown Sugar's BBQ is where Scooby Doo's used to be? I know Sound Warehouse used to be in the same shopping center nearby.

When Scooby Doo's closed it became a Biraporetti's Italian restaurant soon afterwards. I believe it was open until the early 1990's. I believe Brown Sugar's BBQ was in the location directly to the left of the old Scooby Doo location in the same shopping strip.

I don't know what is located there now as I haven't visited that shopping area in years.

Does anyone know if any Scooby Doo Pizza locations survived in to the 1990's? Except for a couple of blurry Polaroids that I have in my personal collection from the late 70's it's like the chain never existed.

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Thanks for the info. But How they fit *all* of that into one home would be beyond me!

Back in the 60s, my dad had a friend who had a pipe organ in his garage. I think it had two or three ranks of pipes and it had traps (the drums, bells, and other percussion instruments that you could play from the organ.) We used to go there all the time and play it. I think his neighbors might have complained occasionally, because there was no way to control the volume.

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Think about that statement for a second. The type of person that could afford to purchase the organ and have the organ refurbished and then pay for the cost of freight on the organ, and have the organ reassembled in their house, isn't living in a 1800sqft. Ranch style in the 'burbs. This is the type of person that owns a few developments in the 'burbs, and his or her house has an 1800 sq.ft. room in their house just for the organ to be placed in. ;)

I love HAIF, always find some funny stuff on here.

1800 sq ft is a tad on the small side, if you're talking about the really big theater organs. The best example is probably Jasper Sanfilippo's 5/80 WurliTzer: 8000 pipes in five rooms behind a four-story-high curtain. In his house, or, more appropriately, mansion. What's even more staggering is that it's only one of several organs in the house!

You can see pics and read more about of the Sanfilippo "Victorian Palace" and the 5/80 WurliTzer here and here.

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From what I remember the "Scooby Doo" was added to "Pipe Organ Pizza" (At least the one at Memorial City mall). It wasn't always Scooby Doo. Perhaps they added it for corporate sponsorship or to appeal to the kiddies.

I loved that place. As a kid there was always so much to watch and the video games were JUST a quarter!

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Holy crap!

I had a birthday (I think my 2nd or 3rd) at Scooby Doo Pizza (dont remember the Pipe Organ part). It was def. the Greenspoint location, and from what I remember (or at least from pictures) it was huge and there were alot of things to do.

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Holy crap!

I had a birthday (I think my 2nd or 3rd) at Scooby Doo Pizza (dont remember the Pipe Organ part). It was def. the Greenspoint location, and from what I remember (or at least from pictures) it was huge and there were alot of things to do.

Please post the pics, if they have background in them of Scooby's.

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Does anyone at all remember Scooby Doo's Pipe Organ Pizza? It was located in the Greenspoint area of town from the late 1970's through the early 80's.

Yes, my siblings had many birthday parties there.

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I do not remember Scooby Doo's Pizza, but we had a really cool place here in Dallas called Pizza & Pipes (it may have originally been called Pipe Organ Pizza) It was off of Walnut Hill and I-35. I had a birthday party there when I was little (early to mid 1970's) The pipe organ was at the back of the restaurant in a glassed in room. The thing I remember the most was a cool tight rope that went across the center of the restaurant...every once in a while something (maybe a little clown?) would ride across it and blow bubbles....

We do, in Dallas, have a place that is still in business that sounds VERY much like what you have been describing..it is called Crystal's Pizza Palace. It is in Irving on 183. It has a pizza parlour area, a game room, a library seating area, an upstairs that looks like a Victorian bedroom and a movie theater that still shows the 3 Stooges cartoons,,at least they did last time I was there. They even have an ice cream bar. No pipe organ though..The best thing I like about it is a game in their gameroom,,,,they have (or had a year ago when I went last) a BOZO Grand Prize Game,,you know the cool game he had on his Chicago TV show where the kids threw a ball in buckets to win prizes,,they have that there!! What I wouldn't give for one of those!!!..This place has been here at least from the early 70's..they just sunk in some $$ by refurbishing the huge lighted sign on the outside (looks like a sign in Times Square) and they repainted the outside. I just drove past it this last week, so I know it is still open for business. Next time you are up this way,,make sure you go,,it is GREAT pizza too. I do believe that Crystal's Pizza in Irving, TX is as close as you would get to living your dream again. I hope this has been helpful! Pam

76758659_1e0d4c43fc_m.jpgI just found a picture for you :)

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Hi Pam,

Thank you so much for the photo and the info! It brings back memories. I remember Crystals off Inwood Road in Dallas that is now a Mexican place I think. I am looking for great places like this from my childhood to take my 3 year-old when we all move back to Dallas hopefully next year. I remember what great pizza they had there and I do remember a huge salad bar with all sorts of things and remember ordering with a telephone if I remember correctly at the booths. Does that sound familiar? You have made my day! Merry Christmas to you and your family! XOXOXO

quote name='pammywhammy' date='Saturday, December 16th, 2006 @ 7:09am' post='134697']

I do not remember Scooby Doo's Pizza, but we had a really cool place here in Dallas called Pizza & Pipes (it may have originally been called Pipe Organ Pizza) It was off of Walnut Hill and I-35. I had a birthday party there when I was little (early to mid 1970's) The pipe organ was at the back of the restaurant in a glassed in room. The thing I remember the most was a cool tight rope that went across the center of the restaurant...every once in a while something (maybe a little clown?) would ride across it and blow bubbles....

We do, in Dallas, have a place that is still in business that sounds VERY much like what you have been describing..it is called Crystal's Pizza Palace. It is in Irving on 183. It has a pizza parlour area, a game room, a library seating area, an upstairs that looks like a Victorian bedroom and a movie theater that still shows the 3 Stooges cartoons,,at least they did last time I was there. They even have an ice cream bar. No pipe organ though..The best thing I like about it is a game in their gameroom,,,,they have (or had a year ago when I went last) a BOZO Grand Prize Game,,you know the cool game he had on his Chicago TV show where the kids threw a ball in buckets to win prizes,,they have that there!! What I wouldn't give for one of those!!!..This place has been here at least from the early 70's..they just sunk in some $$ by refurbishing the huge lighted sign on the outside (looks like a sign in Times Square) and they repainted the outside. I just drove past it this last week, so I know it is still open for business. Next time you are up this way,,make sure you go,,it is GREAT pizza too. I do believe that Crystal's Pizza in Irving, TX is as close as you would get to living your dream again. I hope this has been helpful! Pam

76758659_1e0d4c43fc_m.jpgI just found a picture for you :)

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I just found a few things that are similar to the one here in Dallas (Pizza & Pipes) I am pasting them below. I couldn't find anything on the Dallas one.....it appears that there is a place called "Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes" that is still in business in Florida...you can find pictures of it on Google......If I am ever in Florida, I am sure I will check it out!!! But, in the meantime, all of this talk of pizza and nostalgia has made me want to go eat at Crystal's Pizza today.....(Irving, Texas on Hwy 183 @ McArthur & O'Connor) I may even go by the old Pizza and Pipes location and see if the old building is still there,,if it is, I will snap some pictures. And, by the way, I do remember the Crystal's Pizza on Inwood,,right by where the Galleria is now in Dallas..I went there for someone's birthday party....that one went out of business quite a while back. Speaking of places to go from your past to take your kids,,I am glad I found a Pizza Inn that looks VERY 70's still..It is kinda cool that they haven't remodled the inside....it is in McKinney, TX off of I-75 @Louisiana.....it is in a strip mall..I am still looking for one that is an original, free standing one that looks like the picture below,,,,I LOVE their pizza,,it is still greatness!!

pizza01.gifAHHH,,the memories

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From Journal American newspaper, March 10, 1992:

End of a pipe dream.

Pizza parlor closure silences old organ

By Debbie Cafazzo

Journal American Staff Writer

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Photo by Rick Schweinhart, Journal American photographer

BELLEVUE

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If you look after the picture of the Capn's Galley Pizza & Pipes picture, you can click on where it says video and see it playing!!! Coolness!!

Pammy, you are my absolute favorite poster since I have been here. I am gonna get that video. Now I have to make a special trip to Florida just to eat some pizza. Thanks. ;):D

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Wow! Thanks Pam! Those pictures are worth a thousand words! I want to go to Florida to that Pipe Organ Pizza Place there! The Pizza Inn is still the best! I wish I didn't live so far away. Eat some good pizza and take some picturs for me!

XOXOXO These are incredible!

I just found a few things that are similar to the one here in Dallas (Pizza & Pipes) I am pasting them below. I couldn't find anything on the Dallas one.....it appears that there is a place called "Roaring 20's Pizza and Pipes" that is still in business in Florida...you can find pictures of it on Google......If I am ever in Florida, I am sure I will check it out!!! But, in the meantime, all of this talk of pizza and nostalgia has made me want to go eat at Crystal's Pizza today.....(Irving, Texas on Hwy 183 @ McArthur & O'Connor) I may even go by the old Pizza and Pipes location and see if the old building is still there,,if it is, I will snap some pictures. And, by the way, I do remember the Crystal's Pizza on Inwood,,right by where the Galleria is now in Dallas..I went there for someone's birthday party....that one went out of business quite a while back. Speaking of places to go from your past to take your kids,,I am glad I found a Pizza Inn that looks VERY 70's still..It is kinda cool that they haven't remodled the inside....it is in McKinney, TX off of I-75 @Louisiana.....it is in a strip mall..I am still looking for one that is an original, free standing one that looks like the picture below,,,,I LOVE their pizza,,it is still greatness!!

pizza01.gifAHHH,,the memories

capns-galley_sign-l.jpg

ppl.gif

From Journal American newspaper, March 10, 1992:

End of a pipe dream.

Pizza parlor closure silences old organ

By Debbie Cafazzo

Journal American Staff Writer

pizza-pipes_article-s.jpg

Photo by Rick Schweinhart, Journal American photographer

BELLEVUE

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Pammy, you are my absolute favorite poster since I have been here. I am gonna get that video. Now I have to make a special trip to Florida just to eat some pizza. Thanks. ;):D

Thank you, thank you!! PLEASE let me know how the video is if you get it!!! :) Pam

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Wow! Thanks Pam! Those pictures are worth a thousand words! I want to go to Florida to that Pipe Organ Pizza Place there! The Pizza Inn is still the best! I wish I didn't live so far away. Eat some good pizza and take some picturs for me!

XOXOXO These are incredible!

Well,,I tried to talk my husband into taking me and the kids to Crystal's,,he said it is too far...so we compromised and he is taking me to my favorite all time pizza place,,Brother's Pizza on I-75 @ Meadow...they used to have one in what was called Red Bird Mall in Dallas..it closed down and I was so happy to find that they had opened a location elsewhere...if you are ever up this way,,make sure you order a pizza there, especially the sausage (it is New York style pizza and is the best pizza I have ever had in my life)!!! I must go get ready,,my mouth is watering thinking about it!! YUMMY!!!

Pam

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We have a brother's pizza down here also at I-10 and Hwy.6, it is nothing like the one in Dallas, but they try hard.

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I know exactly where that Brother's Pizza is located and haven't tried it before, so I am glad to know of new places to try when we move back to D/FW area. I love that NY Style pizza and can't wait to try it! We are going to a burger joint today I think. It is hard to find child-friendly places here in England. We just can't wait to move back! I grew up in Dallas and you really miss it when you are living away from it. The places to eat here are horrible and we only have Pizza Hut or Domino's. If our paperwork goes through next year, fingers crossed, we can try Brother's Pizza and Crystals again. England definitely lacks child-friendly places to eat that are good. You have my mouth watering for some of that yummy pizza! We might go to the Pizza Hut restaurant here if I can get my husband to go there. He prefers Domino's.

Well,,I tried to talk my husband into taking me and the kids to Crystal's,,he said it is too far...so we compromised and he is taking me to my favorite all time pizza place,,Brother's Pizza on I-75 @ Meadow...they used to have one in what was called Red Bird Mall in Dallas..it closed down and I was so happy to find that they had opened a location elsewhere...if you are ever up this way,,make sure you order a pizza there, especially the sausage (it is New York style pizza and is the best pizza I have ever had in my life)!!! I must go get ready,,my mouth is watering thinking about it!! YUMMY!!!

Pam

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I know exactly where that Brother's Pizza is located and haven't tried it before, so I am glad to know of new places to try when we move back to D/FW area. I love that NY Style pizza and can't wait to try it! We are going to a burger joint today I think. It is hard to find child-friendly places here in England. We just can't wait to move back! I grew up in Dallas and you really miss it when you are living away from it. The places to eat here are horrible and we only have Pizza Hut or Domino's. If our paperwork goes through next year, fingers crossed, we can try Brother's Pizza and Crystals again. England definitely lacks child-friendly places to eat that are good. You have my mouth watering for some of that yummy pizza! We might go to the Pizza Hut restaurant here if I can get my husband to go there. He prefers Domino's.

England? That's cool though...lots of neat things to see...but I would get homesick too....although, when I lived in New York City for 3 years, I rarely thought of Dallas (except Mexican food..they don't know what good Mexican food is up there! Yuck!) ...I actually ate at a Pizza Hut when I was in London a few years back....yeah, when y'all come back you'll just have to feast on all of the good food here..Brother's, Campisi's, Crystal's, Chili's, Snuffer's, El Fenix, Texas Roadhouse, and BBQ to name a few!!! You can't get any of that good stuff over there. I know I lost weight while I was visiting..the culinary arts is not something England is known for..adn greasy fish wrapped in a newspaper doesn't cut it for me! :) Glad to hear you are coming home :)

We have a brother's pizza down here also at I-10 and Hwy.6, it is nothing like the one in Dallas, but they try hard.

They probably aren't related?. Who knows...sounds like you need to come eat in Dallas instead.. :)

My husband drove me past the old Pizza and Pipes building that was on Northwest Hwy this weekend, I took one or 2 pictures..as soon as I get them uploaded, I will post them on here. It is now a very unimaginative bar/club of some sort..but the cool stained glass windows are still there. :) Pam

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I justed checked out her profile too, so cute, she found HAIF by seraching for the "pipe organ pizza" in her search engine. Amazing all the different ways people find HAIF. Welcome to the site Pam! :lol:

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I justed checked out her profile too, so cute, she found HAIF by seraching for the "pipe organ pizza" in her search engine. Amazing all the different ways people find HAIF. Welcome to the site Pam! :lol:

Thank you...it is very interesting so far. :) I need to explore Houston a little more...I have only been there 3 times..I now have relatives and friends that live there, so, I am sure I will be back at some point..

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You are noit wrong. Mexican food is a real rarity here and I make it all myself! Miss all my Mexican food and good pizza. Greasy fish wrapped in a newspaper is not my favorite either!!! Pizza Huts are everywhere here. They just don't cut it somehow.

I am looking forward to seeing your photos and hope you had a nice weekend. Weather is terrible here!

England? That's cool though...lots of neat things to see...but I would get homesick too....although, when I lived in New York City for 3 years, I rarely thought of Dallas (except Mexican food..they don't know what good Mexican food is up there! Yuck!) ...I actually ate at a Pizza Hut when I was in London a few years back....yeah, when y'all come back you'll just have to feast on all of the good food here..Brother's, Campisi's, Crystal's, Chili's, Snuffer's, El Fenix, Texas Roadhouse, and BBQ to name a few!!! You can't get any of that good stuff over there. I know I lost weight while I was visiting..the culinary arts is not something England is known for..adn greasy fish wrapped in a newspaper doesn't cut it for me! :) Glad to hear you are coming home :)

They probably aren't related?. Who knows...sounds like you need to come eat in Dallas instead.. :)

My husband drove me past the old Pizza and Pipes building that was on Northwest Hwy this weekend, I took one or 2 pictures..as soon as I get them uploaded, I will post them on here. It is now a very unimaginative bar/club of some sort..but the cool stained glass windows are still there. :) Pam

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Thank you...it is very interesting so far. :) I need to explore Houston a little more...I have only been there 3 times..I now have relatives and friends that live there, so, I am sure I will be back at some point..

All good, and you should visit more often, we all know Houston is WAY better than Dallas. . . .just kidding!!! :lol::P^_^:D:)B)

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All good, and you should visit more often, we all know Houston is WAY better than Dallas. . . .just kidding!!! :lol::P^_^:D:)B)

Ha!!! Well,,,I won't comment on that. ;) I have lived in the Dallas area all of my life (except the 3 years I spent in NYC....I would love to move to South Dakota or Utah...so much cleaner and prettier...but I do beleive the snow would make me not like it very quickly....

You are noit wrong. Mexican food is a real rarity here and I make it all myself! Miss all my Mexican food and good pizza. Greasy fish wrapped in a newspaper is not my favorite either!!! Pizza Huts are everywhere here. They just don't cut it somehow.

I am looking forward to seeing your photos and hope you had a nice weekend. Weather is terrible here!

I bet,,,it rained and was freezing the entire time I was in London...this was in JUNE!!!! BRRRR....no thank you! I will try to get the pictures on here in a little bit :) Poor Pizza and Pipes :(

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We are both Dallas gals. I wonder what you thought of NYC. I had a friend that moved there after college. I bet it was expensive in comparison. The one thing I can't stand is the cold and the rain at the same time. I can handle some cold weather, but not when there is rain with it. It is horrible. Also, it is dark at 4 p.m. here and in the summer, it is bright and sunny at 3 a.m. if you can believe that!!! I hear you about the weather. I wish I could go to Pizza and Pipes. I just really could do with some good pizza tonight. As you say, when we return, we will hit all the places you mentioned that I miss!!! Can't wait!!! You can imagine that Christmas is just not on the same scale here either....................... -_-

Ha!!! Well,,,I won't comment on that. ;) I have lived in the Dallas area all of my life (except the 3 years I spent in NYC....I would love to move to South Dakota or Utah...so much cleaner and prettier...but I do beleive the snow would make me not like it very quickly....

I bet,,,it rained and was freezing the entire time I was in London...this was in JUNE!!!! BRRRR....no thank you! I will try to get the pictures on here in a little bit :) Poor Pizza and Pipes :(

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What I want to know is, how in the heck did anyone put two and two together and decide that Pizza and Pipe Organ music was the way to go? :lol:

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