Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey

The Captain’s Table was seafood restaurant located on Hollywood Road and Toledo Ave in Wildwood Crest, New Jersey. The restaurant, with a nautical-themed decor opened in July 1963. The building was erected in the shape of a ship and the entrance, which faced the Atlantic Ocean, was at the “bow” of the “ship.” There wereContinue reading “Menu from The Captain’s Table – Wildwood Crest, New Jersey”

Taco Bell – St. Petersburg, Florida

In August 1967, Glen W. Bell Jr., chairman of Taco Bell Inc., opened regional headquarters for the chain at 4901r 34 St. N. in St. Petersburg, and announced plans to open franchise locations throughout Florida. Within weeks ads started appearing northern Florida papers selling the concept of Taco Bell: SECURE YOUR FUTURE WITH TACO BELLContinue reading “Taco Bell – St. Petersburg, Florida”

Burger Queen

Harold and Helen Kite opened the very first Burger Queen in Winter Haven, Florida in 1956. The next few years saw growth of several more locations throughout Florida, In 1961, James Gannon along with his business partners John and George Clark bought the franchise rights and expanded in to Kentucky. Louisville was the home ofContinue reading “Burger Queen”

Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin

The following appeared on the Ella’s Deli’s website in January 2018: It is with sad hearts that we announce that Ella’s Deli will be closing at our current location. It has been our privilege to be a part of the Madison community for 42 years. Ella’s has always been about people and we are soContinue reading “Ella’s Deli and Ice Cream Parlor – Madison, Wisconsin”

Peppermint Lounge – New York, New York

The Peppermint Lounge was located at 128 West 45th Street in New York. Although it was only opened for seven years (1958-1965), the Peppermint Lounge birthed the Twist, the massive dance craze of the early 60s, and several radio hits. The following paragraph comes from the wonderful Gender Variance Who’s Who (https://zagria.blogspot.com/2019/11/#.YP7xukxOlaQ) and does aContinue reading “Peppermint Lounge – New York, New York”

Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho

Bowers 99’r all you can eat smorgasbord restaurant, was started by Leo and Margie Bowers in the Fall of 1959. at 4043 State St. in Boise. The low cost and quality service led to instant success and a second restaurant was opened the next year at 5020 Franklin Rd. The second location was a bigContinue reading “Bowers 99’r – Boise, Idaho”

Pinafini – Los Angeles, California

Pinafini opened on April 15, 1985 at 8612 Beverly Blvd. on the ground floor of the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. Started by Walter Shui, shopping-mall mogul and Los Angeles, via-Italy chef Antonio Tommassi, the modern Venetian restaurant was a big hit from the start. The Los Angeles Times called it a “..slick, hip, high-techContinue reading “Pinafini – Los Angeles, California”

Andre’s L’Omelette – Palo Alto, California

Andre Frelier and his brother Pierre owned and operated L’Omelette on El Camino Real Street in Palo Alto, California from 1932 to 1970. The original restaurant burned to the ground on August 12, 1941 when Harry Gillette, the 57-year old caretaker of the building, inadvertently started a fire when he lighted the gas stove inContinue reading “Andre’s L’Omelette – Palo Alto, California”

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