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Chelsea Street Pub was the only bar. I can't tell you how many times I heard "Up Against the Wall Redneck Mother" while we were closing up the Chick-fil-a. That's funny - I had forgotten about that "fancy" restaurant lowspark mentioned...no one went there. (It was across the way from the See's Candies...yum!)

Apollo, I can't begin to tell you how many times I was in that Arcade at Sharpstown, back in the 70's. I still remember it, it was sooooooo dark and gritty, I LOVED IT !

I have a restaurant for some of you "oldtimers", does anyone recall "The Blue Marlin" out in Humble ?

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Even though it's only been gone a short time, I miss the original Antone's on Taft. The chain Antone's pale in comparison to the original locations. I don't even know how many 'original' stores exist.

Attached are photos when my brother visited some years ago I think in 2007 and him with my father in front of Cardet's Cafe in the 70's.

Several from long ago in my childhood when we used to come to Houston to see my grandparents: -Kapan's on South Main at Kirby (where the Eckerd's is now), our usual Sunday after church lunch place -

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Apollo, I can't begin to tell you how many times I was in that Arcade at Sharpstown, back in the 70's. I still remember it, it was sooooooo dark and gritty, I LOVED IT !

I have a restaurant for some of you "oldtimers", does anyone recall "The Blue Marlin" out in Humble ?

Me too! I loved playing Cetipede and Galaga! And kitty-corner to the arcade was "Roman Delight Pizza." The guys there would give cat-calls to all us girls going in to work at the Chik-fil-a in our lovely polyester double-knit uniforms. :lol:

Don't remember the Blue Marlin though - Humble might as well have been the other side of the world for me.

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Me too! I loved playing Cetipede and Galaga! And kitty-corner to the arcade was "Roman Delight Pizza." The guys there would give cat-calls to all us girls going in to work at the Chik-fil-a in our lovely polyester double-knit uniforms. :lol:

Don't remember the Blue Marlin though - Humble might as well have been the other side of the world for me.

Wasn't the whole arcade/restaurant area called "Goodtime Charley's"? And I think the arcade was originally called "Wrongway Freeway".

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I miss the Wine Press on West Gray and almost across the street Captian Johnny's- now the Pier one location.

But does anyone remember a burger place on Richmond or Alabama just west of Montrose that had a drive through window and a very psychedelic in style. Maybe mushroom was in the name?

If you know the name, please post.

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I miss the Wine Press on West Gray and almost across the street Captian Johnny's- now the Pier one location.

But does anyone remember a burger place on Richmond or Alabama just west of Montrose that had a drive through window and a very psychedelic in style. Maybe mushroom was in the name?

If you know the name, please post.

isn't it still there on mandell and richmond? can't think of name though.

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I miss the Wine Press on West Gray and almost across the street Captian Johnny's- now the Pier one location.

But does anyone remember a burger place on Richmond or Alabama just west of Montrose that had a drive through window and a very psychedelic in style. Maybe mushroom was in the name?

If you know the name, please post.

Was this burger place shaped like a big barrel? I seem to remember one like that - don't remember the name. Don't know if it's still there...

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Wasn't the whole arcade/restaurant area called "Goodtime Charley's"? And I think the arcade was originally called "Wrongway Freeway".

BINGO !

Was this burger place shaped like a big barrel? I seem to remember one like that - don't remember the name. Don't know if it's still there...

It was still there about a year ago maybe less. I think they are still serving out of that barrel.

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Was this burger place shaped like a big barrel? I seem to remember one like that - don't remember the name. Don't know if it's still there...

The "barrel shaped" burger joint on Richmond is still there and still in business....

PS - There was a great coffee house not far from there called Sand Mountain, with live music in the '60's.

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Was this burger place shaped like a big barrel? I seem to remember one like that - don't remember the name. Don't know if it's still there...

The barrel shped place is Lucky Burger and it is still there at Mandell and Alabama. The food is excellent and their veggie burger is fresh grilled vegetables- superb.

The place I remember was just a block or two west of Montrose.

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I tried to go to the Dharma Cafe earlier today, but to no avail. The place was dark even though their hours posted on the door stated that they should have been open. It was only 1:00 PM, after all.

Does anybody know whether it'll still be around?

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I miss the Wine Press on West Gray and almost across the street Captian Johnny's- now the Pier one location.

But does anyone remember a burger place on Richmond or Alabama just west of Montrose that had a drive through window and a very psychedelic in style. Maybe mushroom was in the name?

If you know the name, please post.

First of all, I would kill for a Valian's pizza, but I think the burger restaurant you are looking for was Rolando's Burger Factory. Every order came with an order of Ranch Style Beans.

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I don't know if this is off the point, but does anyone remember a place called "Vahallas" (not sure how to spell it), which was on the Rice U campus?

I remember a trip to Houston in the mid eighties when a friend took me to this place. It had $.25 beer and everyone would sit around the lawn drinking and only God know's what else. Very cool place, especially for a 20 something year old.

If so, does this place still exist?

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I don't know if this is off the point, but does anyone remember a place called "Vahallas" (not sure how to spell it), which was on the Rice U campus?

I remember a trip to Houston in the mid eighties when a friend took me to this place. It had $.25 beer and everyone would sit around the lawn drinking and only God know's what else. Very cool place, especially for a 20 something year old.

If so, does this place still exist?

valhalla is still up and running in the southern part of keck hall's basement...

haven't been there ina while, but it is still the cheapest beer in town, i believe

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valhalla is still up and running in the southern part of keck hall's basement...

haven't been there ina while, but it is still the cheapest beer in town, i believe

"keck hall's basement"? That must be the same place it was back when as I remember having to walk down a few stairs to get there.

I would love for old time's sake to visit. Can you tell me where Keck hall is?

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"keck hall's basement"? That must be the same place it was back when as I remember having to walk down a few stairs to get there.

I would love for old time's sake to visit. Can you tell me where Keck hall is?

if you're on the "loop road" (say you come in the big entrance off of main st.) keck hall will be on your right side (since it is a one-way road) across from the library/quadrangle.

valhalla has the arched wooden doorway...

if you see the student center on your left, you've gone too far.

highlight keck hall (closest parking in the north lot) on the map:

http://www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html

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Not sure if I saw these posted on this thread.....does anyone remember:

Kip's Big Boy on Bellare (now a bank building)

Herfee's (?) hamburgers - all of the locations became Whataburgers. I think these were here in the mid 70's

Yamin's Pizza (from the 70's)

Danver's - great Roast Beef sandwiches and good cookies

Gabby's (still one on Shepherd that I know of)

BTW - Farrell's Ice Cream is still in San Diego...where they are based. They still have that 99 scoop item.

and Last...Hoi Sai Gui...at Post Oak at San Felipe...my first Chinese restraurant experience as a kid

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Yamin's Pizza (from the 70's)

Are you referring to the place on Hillcroft beween Richmond and Westpark? If so I was friends with Steve Yamin. His dad owned the joint. I can not remember the ethnicity of the Yamin's. Maybe Middle Eastern of some sort, not that it matters one bit. They lived in Briarmeadow (where I lived) and Mr Yamin had a fire red Ferrarri (just like Magnum PI's). I do not know what his other business interests were but he always seemed sorta weird/shaddy to me. That could have totally been the difference in backgrounds (I am white bread). We used to swim at their pool a lot. Good family from what I remember.

My cousin also worked as a dishwasher / busboy at Yamins and has some stories about the place not being the cleanest place around. Of course he was only 14-15 when he worked there.

I think that location became Chic Topless and then was Rita's Pool Hall. It might still be, don't know.

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Are you referring to the place on Hillcroft beween Richmond and Westpark? If so I was friends with Steve Yamin. His dad owned the joint. I can not remember the ethnicity of the Yamin's. Maybe Middle Eastern of some sort, not that it matters one bit. They lived in Briarmeadow (where I lived) and Mr Yamin had a fire red Ferrarri (just like Magnum PI's). I do not know what his other business interests were but he always seemed sorta weird/shaddy to me. That could have totally been the difference in backgrounds (I am white bread). We used to swim at their pool a lot. Good family from what I remember.

My cousin also worked as a dishwasher / busboy at Yamins and has some stories about the place not being the cleanest place around. Of course he was only 14-15 when he worked there.

I think that location became Chic Topless and then was Rita's Pool Hall. It might still be, don't know.

The location we frequented was one at the corner of Gessner and SW Freeway....in a shopping center that had a Bert Wheelers and a Pier One at one time. It is all hispanic businesses now. It was popular with Little League pizza parties and maybe with the local hippie/high school hip crowd.

I would not be suprised about the cleanliness of the places. They became "big" for several years, but then the "disco age" came in and their funkiness faded fast.

Anyone recall "Village Inn Pizza" at the corner of Bissonnet and Fondren? ALso another place Little League teams would eat pizza. They had live entertainment and lots of long tables.

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The location we frequented was one at the corner of Gessner and SW Freeway....in a shopping center that had a Bert Wheelers and a Pier One at one time. It is all hispanic businesses now. It was popular with Little League pizza parties and maybe with the local hippie/high school hip crowd.

I would not be suprised about the cleanliness of the places. They became "big" for several years, but then the "disco age" came in and their funkiness faded fast.

Anyone recall "Village Inn Pizza" at the corner of Bissonnet and Fondren? ALso another place Little League teams would eat pizza. They had live entertainment and lots of long tables.

I think he might have had more than one location. Who knows??

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Thanks Red... you are correct about the name. I did not take the time to look it up and was splelling it phonically (and not doing a great job at that).

I sort of remember Square Pan Pizza. But the best Pizza in Oak Forest (IMO) is Doyles...which is still in operation.

That place was called "Billy Outlaws". I worked there as a kid. They did very well. The owner sold out to the manager who mis-managed the place and it folded later. The original owner opened several Mr Gatti's later...but I believe those folded too. I do remember his daughter, Nadine...very attractive.

Spent many a night in the Chelsa St Pub---remember the One Man Band guy that played there?

It was sorta of a college hangout in the late 80's. I recall Mary Lou Retton coming over for drinks...and this before she was married. She had to sit on pillow in her Corvette to see over the dash. She had already won her Olympic medals.

What was their punch based drink called? They would only allow you 2 instead of their 3 for 1 deals. It was very potent.

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That place was called "Billy Outlaws". I worked there as a kid. They did very well. The owner sold out to the manager who mis-managed the place and it folded later. The original owner opened several Mr Gatti's later...but I believe those folded too. I do remember his daughter, Nadine...very attractive.

It was sorta of a college hangout in the late 80's. I recall Mary Lou Retton coming over for drinks...and this before she was married. She had to sit on pillow in her Corvette to see over the dash. She had already won her Olympic medals.

What was their punch based drink called? They would only allow you 2 instead of their 3 for 1 deals. It was very potent.

Talk about an irony. The whole time that we lived in Houston (1962-64) we never went to eat at Uncle John's Pancakes. Back then I liked their catchy-sounding jingle on their TV and radio commercials (Pancakes, pancakes, we're Uncle John's Pancakes, strawberry, blueberry, etc.). When we came to Houston to go to Astroworld for the first time we stopped there and ate breakfast. Someone else on this forum found on Ebay a coffee cup and an ashtray with the Uncle John's Pancakes logo on them.

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I definitely remember Yamin's--great pizza bread! I used to work @Film N Photos right across from it!

I had dinner with my mother last night and she told me the restuarant I was thinking was yamin's on Hillcroft was maybe not Yamin's. We are having dinner with my aunt on Sunday who will know for sure.

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Champs on the katy freeway just before gessner and memorial city mall or rotessori (spelling?) for beef and bird on wilcrest after briar forest

Beef n Bird has been gone for a few years not. Then the owner of Chianti opened Morgan's steakhouse. It died pretty quickly and he put in a Chianti. Drove by yesterday and it looked closed for good.

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Wait--I think think the name of the place I'm thinking about was Jamil's on the NE corner of Gessner & SW Fwy!

Most of those fast food hot dogs chain restaurants called "Der Wienierschnitzel" have closed. Are there still any open in Houston? They use to serve Kraut Dogs and Polish Sandwiches.

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Most of those fast food hot dogs chain restaurants called "Der Wienierschnitzel" have closed. Are there still any open in Houston? They use to serve Kraut Dogs and Polish Sandwiches.

I have never seen one of those in Houston. I am sure they were around at one point, but I am pretty positive they have no pressence here now. James Coney Island always had the market for dogs.

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There used to be one near Pasadena's skyscraper in the 70s.

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Abilene, TX 2997 South 14th Street TX 79605 325-690-9845

Allen 415 E. Bethany TX 75002 972-747-7090

Amarillo 1507 Ross TX 79108 806-373-1232

Amarillo 4431 South Bell TX 79109 806-467-1006

Amarillo 2801 Western Avenue TX 79109 806-355-7971

Amarillo 600 Amarillo Blvd. TX 79107 806-374-3433

Austin 2512 Braker Lane TX 78758 512-821-2747

Beaumont 6050 Folsom Road TX 77706 409-347-0385

Bryan 501 South Texas Avenue TX 77801 979-775-1984

Cedar Park 508 N. Bell Blvd. TX 78613 512-336-3875

Corpus Christi 4221 S. Alameda TX 78412 361-991-2323

Corpus Christi 2401 Ayers Street TX 78404 361-884-4242

Corpus Christi 3555 S. Padre Island Dr. TX 78415 361-855-6821

Corpus Christi 4001 Highway 77 TX 78410 361-241-8706

Corpus Christi 520 S. Shoreline Blvd. TX 78411 361-881-9122

Corpus Christi 5861 Staples Streeet TX 78413 361-991-1711

Denton 2221 S. I-35 E TX 76205 940-383-9260

El Paso 1200 N. Yarbrough Dr. TX 79925 915-592-6290

El Paso 7000 North Mesa TX 79912 915-581-6396

El Paso 10008 Dyer Street TX 79924 915-755-3620

El Paso 1899 Lee Trevino Ave. TX 79935 915-593-7389

El Paso 2222 North Mesa TX 79902 915-545-1595

El Paso 1401 Airways Blvd. TX 79925 915-778-5673

Garland 3110 South Shiloh Road TX 75041 972-840-3230

Grand Prairie 2614 West I-20 TX 75052 972-641-5545

Lubbock 7615 B University Street TX 79423 806-745-5942

Lubbock 7102 Quaker Avenue TX 79424 806-793-5941

Lubbock 301 University TX 79415 806-747-6881

Lubbock 1202 50th Street TX 79412 806-747-9773

Lubbock 4809 34th Street TX 79410 806-796-2086

Mesquite 1904 Oates Drive TX 75150 972-682-3643

Orange 2420 McArthur Drive TX 77630 409-882-0616

Plano 1301 Coit Road TX 75075 972-596-9764

San Angelo 1809 S. Bryant Boulvard TX 76901 325-659-2259

San Angelo 3205 Sherwood Way TX 76901 325-944-1414

San Antonio 8530 Perrin Beitel Road TX 78217 210-654-1710

San Antonio 615 San Pedro TX 78212 210-224-6827

San Marcos 1071 Wonder World Drive TX 78666 512-392-7077

Victoria 3602 John Stockbauer Dr. TX 77907 361-578-3132

Victoria 1218 Rio Grande TX 77901 361-578-0962

Waco 101 S. New Road TX 76710 254-772-7526

HotDogs

BTW, that is the hardest word to spell. I would bet that 80% of its employees could not spell the danm name

Wienershnitzil --- See, even I can't spell it.

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Current Texas locations.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Abilene, TX 2997 South 14th Street TX 79605 325-690-9845

Allen 415 E. Bethany TX 75002 972-747-7090

Amarillo 1507 Ross TX 79108 806-373-1232

Amarillo 4431 South Bell TX 79109 806-467-1006

Amarillo 2801 Western Avenue TX 79109 806-355-7971

Amarillo 600 Amarillo Blvd. TX 79107 806-374-3433

Austin 2512 Braker Lane TX 78758 512-821-2747

Beaumont 6050 Folsom Road TX 77706 409-347-0385

Bryan 501 South Texas Avenue TX 77801 979-775-1984

Cedar Park 508 N. Bell Blvd. TX 78613 512-336-3875

Corpus Christi 4221 S. Alameda TX 78412 361-991-2323

Corpus Christi 2401 Ayers Street TX 78404 361-884-4242

Corpus Christi 3555 S. Padre Island Dr. TX 78415 361-855-6821

Corpus Christi 4001 Highway 77 TX 78410 361-241-8706

Corpus Christi 520 S. Shoreline Blvd. TX 78411 361-881-9122

Corpus Christi 5861 Staples Streeet TX 78413 361-991-1711

Denton 2221 S. I-35 E TX 76205 940-383-9260

El Paso 1200 N. Yarbrough Dr. TX 79925 915-592-6290

El Paso 7000 North Mesa TX 79912 915-581-6396

El Paso 10008 Dyer Street TX 79924 915-755-3620

El Paso 1899 Lee Trevino Ave. TX 79935 915-593-7389

El Paso 2222 North Mesa TX 79902 915-545-1595

El Paso 1401 Airways Blvd. TX 79925 915-778-5673

Garland 3110 South Shiloh Road TX 75041 972-840-3230

Grand Prairie 2614 West I-20 TX 75052 972-641-5545

Lubbock 7615 B University Street TX 79423 806-745-5942

Lubbock 7102 Quaker Avenue TX 79424 806-793-5941

Lubbock 301 University TX 79415 806-747-6881

Lubbock 1202 50th Street TX 79412 806-747-9773

Lubbock 4809 34th Street TX 79410 806-796-2086

Mesquite 1904 Oates Drive TX 75150 972-682-3643

Orange 2420 McArthur Drive TX 77630 409-882-0616

Plano 1301 Coit Road TX 75075 972-596-9764

San Angelo 1809 S. Bryant Boulvard TX 76901 325-659-2259

San Angelo 3205 Sherwood Way TX 76901 325-944-1414

San Antonio 8530 Perrin Beitel Road TX 78217 210-654-1710

San Antonio 615 San Pedro TX 78212 210-224-6827

San Marcos 1071 Wonder World Drive TX 78666 512-392-7077

Victoria 3602 John Stockbauer Dr. TX 77907 361-578-3132

Victoria 1218 Rio Grande TX 77901 361-578-0962

Waco 101 S. New Road TX 76710 254-772-7526

HotDogs

BTW, that is the hardest word to spell. I would bet that 80% of its employees could not spell the danm name

Wienershnitzil --- See, even I can't spell it.

Excellent work, TP! Yes, I live about 5 miles from the Der Wienerschnitzel in Orange. It's been a long time since I've been there. I distinctly remember going to one as a kid in Galveston back in 1960s. How can I forget it? My dad jumped all over me for spilling chili on my shirt. From then on I would always get a kraut dog whenever we would go there. I guess that one is closed since you don't have it on your list.

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Molina's "Mexico City" on Main St. I've never had mexican food like that since they closed and the "new" location just doesn't seem the same. The Woolworth's downtown location also had good hot dogs & for a quarter, you could have a dog & a malt too. Also, "Ye Olde Cottage Inn", close to Rice Institute (then), with their little "flags" stuck in the baked potatos claiming that, "You may eat my jacket. We have been rubbed, tubbed & scrubbed." I really miss Valian's pizza too & the salads were the best.

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I have never seen one of those in Houston. I am sure they were around at one point, but I am pretty positive they have no pressence here now. James Coney Island always had the market for dogs.

I have to say that the current hot dogs at James' Coney Island don't taste nearly as good as they used to taste at the original location, next to the Houston Shoe Hospital down town. I remember going there as a young boy in the '50's.

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Molina's "Mexico City" on Main St. I've never had mexican food like that since they closed and the "new" location just doesn't seem the same. The Woolworth's downtown location also had good hot dogs & for a quarter, you could have a dog & a malt too. Also, "Ye Olde Cottage Inn", close to Rice Institute (then), with their little "flags" stuck in the baked potatos claiming that, "You may eat my jacket. We have been rubbed, tubbed & scrubbed." I really miss Valian's pizza too & the salads were the best.

Yes, I can vaguely remember the soda fountains at downtown places like Woolworth's and Walgreens. I can still see the crushed ice on the wet Coca-Cola glass and those upside-down cone-shaped thick glasses that they put ice cream in for a float. Yes, that with a patty-melt sandwich.

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I have to say that the current hot dogs at James' Coney Island don't taste nearly as good as they used to taste at the original location, next to the Houston Shoe Hospital down town. I remember going there as a young boy in the '50's.

it never is as good as you remember. Antones is another place that was magical as a kid but now just tastes OK.

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I have to say that the current hot dogs at James' Coney Island don't taste nearly as good as they used to taste at the original location, next to the Houston Shoe Hospital down town. I remember going there as a young boy in the '50's.

Der Weinerschitzel (??) I believe is based in San Diego. There are lots of those places there. It is also their "official" hot dog at Petco Park where the San Diego Padres play baseball.

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Used to go to the weinersnitzle near Bissonet and Hillcroft.. Gone now..

As far as a few close by.. Westbury Square had a few that are all closed

now. You had Village Inn Pizza, Bull n Anchor, Al Betos, Rumpleheimers,

and maybe some I forgot about. The buildings for Village Inn and

Bull n Anchor still stand. Bull n anchor was in the old run down shell of

a building to your right, when you turn into Home Depot from W. Bellfort.

Al Betos and Rumpleheimers, which were both near the fountain, were both

torn down to make room for the Home Depot. I think Al Beto's would be

about on the far back corner where they now sell lumber, etc.. :/

I once worked at Al Betos's, I was the daytime manager when I was

about 16 or 17.. Also worked at Bull n Anchor for a while later on..

I imagine that the owner of Al Beto's , "Gilbert Villasana<sp>?" is now dead. I

haven't heard from him in years. Mike Shields used to be the owner

of Bull n Anchor... No tellin what happened to him... The building that held

Village Inn has been sitting unused for years, but is still there..

Dang...I forgot about China Cottage...It was next to B&A, and I think

it's basic building still stands too... China Cottage was the last of those

resturants I actually ate at.. I used to do their refrigeration, walk in cooler,

etc work until they closed down.. All those places had pretty good grub..

MK

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Born in Houston but grew up in Dallas, told Kitirick(?) I wanted to grow up to be a garbage man, she had to go to commercial she was laughing so hard.

Remember Ferrells(SP) on your birthday at the Galleria... with the crazy Ice cream antics?

This was way after I left Houston, but still went with realitives in Houston on visits. Usually after being on the mountain ride at Astoworld.

There was also one of these resturants in Dallas at Valley View Mall.

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Born in Houston but grew up in Dallas, told Kitirick(?) I wanted to grow up to be a garbage man, she had to go to commercial she was laughing so hard.

Remember Ferrells(SP) on your birthday at the Galleria... with the crazy Ice cream antics?

This was way after I left Houston, but still went with realitives in Houston on visits. Usually after being on the mountain ride at Astoworld.

There was also one of these resturants in Dallas at Valley View Mall.

There used to be a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, but it's been long gone. Was Farrell's part of a chain?

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There used to be a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlor in Parkdale Mall in Beaumont, but it's been long gone. Was Farrell's part of a chain?

I found a web site of Farrell's history. It said there were 130 parlours coast to coast and two currently in operation. They have a video of a birthday celebration from 1974. That takes me back. I was there for my birthday in 1976 and remember being mortified! Here's the link to the site:

http://www.happyitis.biz/

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I found a web site of Farrell's history. It said there were 130 parlours coast to coast and two currently in operation. They have a video of a birthday celebration from 1974. That takes me back. I was there for my birthday in 1976 and remember being mortified! Here's the link to the site:

http://www.happyitis.biz/

Thanks. It was indeed a chain if it had 130 locations. The fact that it is now down to two shows that banana splits and sundaes must have lost their appeal. That was really some alliteration in their opening sentence.

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Las Brasas on Kukendall south of FM 1960. In the early-mid 80s they were my family's Friday night ritual. Awesome fajitas, always came with sauteed mushrooms, my parents say they had the best margaritas ever, and the atmosphere of the place was the best of any mexican restaurant. The building was a stand-alone structure, with mostly open field all around it on both sides of the street. Inside it had many different rooms all themed on an interior mexican hacienda. My brothers and I would "go to the bathroom" and actually walk around exploring it.

Magic Pan Creperie in the Galleria

Harry's Kenya, near the theatres downtown.

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Furrs Cafeteria, Wyatts Cafeteria, Picadilly Cafeteria, Allbritton Cafeteria.

Guess the cafeteria market kind of died out, huh? Even Luby's has closed many of their locations.

There are plenty of those all you can eat pig-out buffets around now to take up some of the slack, but I don't like those because I feel like I have to get my money's worth and usually end up overeating!

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Furrs Cafeteria, Wyatts Cafeteria, Picadilly Cafeteria, Allbritton Cafeteria.

Guess the cafeteria market kind of died out, huh? Even Luby's has closed many of their locations.

Piccadilly isn't completely defunct, although they have closed some locations - the Northwest Mall location is closed, but the one at Northline is still open and seems to do quite a bit of business.

There used to be a Furr's in Deauville Plaza (I-45 and Dyna), but I'm not sure if they're still open.

I still can't get over the closure of Luby's #1 on Buffalo Speedway - given their location, I can't believe they weren't doing well. It used to be a regular stop for us when we lived a few blocks away from it. Some things are better and some are worse since Pappas acquired Luby's, but on the whole I think I preferred the old Luby's.

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