Remembrance of Things Past

Discussion in 'The Interchange' started by Tod Hackett, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

    On the banks of the Willamette
    United States
    Oregon
    Oak Grove
    I did find some pix of Henry Africa's. It was the first of the fern bars and for a while, wildly popular. You had to squeeze into the front door and then let the brownian movement of the crowd take you up to the bar to order your drink and then away again to enjoy it.

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  2. TKI67

    TKI67 Senior Member

    793
    United States
    Texas
    Austin
    I’d forgotten all about “a brownie in motion.”

    ;0)
     
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  3. TKI67

    TKI67 Senior Member

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    United States
    Texas
    Austin
    http://www.insidesocal.com/davidallen/2013/12/03/stinkys-inside-and-out/

    Stinky’s In Upland, CA was a favorite spot for the students of Claremont Men’s College. It was on Route 66 and bikers loved it, too. It was a stone hut in the wash at the foot of Mt. Baldy. The beer was icy cold, the burgers were greasy, and the picnic tables were totally covered in carvings. Alas, it is rumored that someone poured concrete in the toilets and that was why it closed.
     
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  4. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    Florida
    Harmony
    ^^Uh-Oh...
    Rumor has it that I've stopped up a toilet or two over the years, but I never used concrete to do it and they've never closed the place down...at least not permanently! LOL. ;)
     
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  5. Mr. B. Scott Robinson

    Mr. B. Scott Robinson Super Member

    Atlanta, Georgia
    United States
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    A dangerous pursuit indeed!

    Cheap Charlie's Bangkok. It has moved, but the original location was something else. Don't step outside the chain!!

    Cheers,

    BSR

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  6. derum

    derum Suspended

    United States
    T
    Houston
    Very dangerous!
    This was the Red Lion on Great Windmill street in Soho, just off Shaftesbury avenue. It was a great place to drink, people watch, and start a tour of Soho's best haunts.
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    "progress" happened, they closed it and re-opened it as this:
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    [email protected] my arse.
     
  7. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

    On the banks of the Willamette
    United States
    Oregon
    Oak Grove
    There was a Red Lion across the street from Presidio San Francisco that we patronized on occasion. But around the corner from it was the Vienna Schnitzel Haus and it was the absolute bomb for young, civilized GI's and their families. Best. Strudel. Ever! And beer by the pitcher . . .
     
  8. Dcr5468

    Dcr5468 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    United States
    Louisiana
    Mandeville
    I remember this place but dared not go in.

    Bar Vin and the adjacent old Absinthe House are my most likely stops when in the City



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  9. ChrisRS

    ChrisRS Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    United States
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    One more, from a more innocent time.

    Playing little league next to the Tobin Packing Plant. The smell gut wrenching yet hunger inducing. Home of Tobin First Prize hotdogs!

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    After the game, we would walk across the street for two cent Bazooka Joe.

    This was just as life forming as my previous entry, but not nearly as perilous as being in downtown Albany at 2 in the morning.
     
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  10. cosmotoast

    cosmotoast Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    I shall assume the lower class of remembering the past in my hometown with this chicken joint although I'm told Marylands still exist in some areas. 5c4b5758ca1949204d64e51ab9fc653e.jpg
     

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