Anyone remember the Ground Round? We went to the one on Main St. in front of Howard Johnsons near Country Club. Really enjoyed reading all the comments, brought back alot of memories. How about the Family Pizzeria in Whitehall? Venetian Pizza on OSU campus above The North Berg? The Spirit of 76 steak house next to Eastland Mall? So many places, not enough time!
Thanks for re-starting. I have been searching for anyone at all that knows about Hymie's on North High Street. Have tried to re-create their subs from memory but would love to know if the recipes have been handed down or sold to anyone. Same with the deep dish pizza, it was the best I have ever had. Have found out from your old forum that Levine's owned it when I was attending school but other than that not sure what happened to recipes. While I am here also wish to remind people of the Venetian. Always went here when I had a little extra cash to have a meal in a nicer setting than used to in college. My other special treat was Bernie's Bagels once a week. Love that it is still there!
I forgot, also wanted to ask if anyone remembers the Deep Dish Pizza restaurant in German Village? Again, great deep dish. I want to say it may have been called Park Place? Early 80"s. I used to work downtown at Kleen A Kar on Saturdays and loved to go there to eat afterwards. Yum! Was quite bummed when I returned to Columbus to visit and it was gone.
Thanks for re-starting. I have been searching for anyone at all that knows about Hymie's on North High Street. Have tried to re-create their subs from memory but would love to know if the recipes have been handed down or sold to anyone....
Funny you mention Hymie's, the Levine's sold it to the company I worked for in 1983. We modified the concept and renamed it "Pinn Central Station" putting an arcade on the right side of the building. Major mistakes were made! The guy running it for us upgraded to better cuts of meat which cost a lot more and they raised the prices to keep food costs the same. Sales dropped like a rock and it was liquidated the next year. I still have some of the "Hymie's Eat Me" glasses somewhere.
does anyone remember jim otis' timeout? it may have been more of a bar, but i know they had food, my aunt worked there. i worked briefly at both the desert inn and elby's(?). i was 17 when i worked at the desert inn(1979), they thought i was 21! my aunt worked there also. there was also a rest. on main (near james rd. i think) that had an old movie motif. stan and ollie were featured i think. was that the boardwalk, maybe? remember yee's restaraunt? their son tommy was a 3rd grade boyfriend! lol thanks for all these memories!
Just came across this website. Read all comments - they are great. Many restaurants that I long forgotten. When I lived in Cols, there was an ice cream place that my family went to all the time because it was in walking distance from our house. It was on Indianola Ave. across from Wetmore Road. Now is a veterinary clinic. The ice cream store was there for at least 50 years. Anyone know the name??? You'd think I would remember...
To the moderator: Looking at the database - have 3 comments: 1.) Looks as of the database of restaurant names ends in the J's. How do you get to the rest of the list? 2.) El Matador was on Kenny Road, just south of Henderson Road; can't help with open/close dates. 3.) Elephant Bar was on Dublin-Granville Road, just west of Indianola Ave; again no help on open/close dates.
Post by chefkathleen on Aug 1, 2013 9:48:06 GMT -5
Man what a great find this is! I was talking to my husband last night about Emil's in Whitehall(?) when I was a kid. They had little glass/porcelain coffee creamers on every table with fresh cream in them. I used to love to open one and drink the cream. Don't remember much more except they had a lazy susan type of thing with pickles and kraut in it. Can't remember the third thing. My parents loved that and I liked the pickles. Shakey's Pizza where the dixieland band played and you sat on picnic tables to eat your pizza. My parents always liked Lums cause the hot dogs were steamed in beer. I also remember the Kahiaki restaurant had a dress code. Men had to wear a jacket, don't know if a tie was required and ladies had to wear a skirt or dress. I still have some salt and pepper shakers and a glass that a cocktail came in as well as the green picks that the decorations (cherries etc.)were stuck to. The best Chinese food by far was The Peacock Kitchen too. I still miss their egg rolls. Fast food for me was BBF. I don't think I had a McDonald's until I was 14 years old. G.D. Ritzy's was opened in Reynoldsburg when I lived there. Loved their hot dogs. They have them in Texas, I lived there for a year, but it just doesn't taste as good for some reason. Pizza was Vick's in Reynoldsburg and Massey's in Whitehall. Loved those little pepperonis. I live in Florida and so many of the restaurants are chains that just can't hold a candle to the ones in Columbus and Reynoldsburg/Whitehall area.
Anyone here remember Sir Gaspar's Pizza on High St near Kanawa (I think)? I lived in the house next door for a short time in the early 70's. I didn't have a lot of pizza eating experience at the time but i remember thinking it was great. I could smell it cooking in the ovens every night in the summer. So hard to fall asleep like that.
I read a lot of messages in the comments section and it really stirs the memories. Places like BBF, Isley Shoppe, Zantigo, Victoria Station deserve to be remembered. Anyone know the name of the dive bar and grill on Fifth Ave across from the Timken plant? I used to eat lunch there when I worked down the street. Surprisingly good food.
Thanks for hosting this site/forum. Lots of fun.
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Post by Cardinal83 on Aug 12, 2013 12:19:41 GMT -5
I did some checking and my answer was too obvious, the name of the place across from the Timken plant was The Timken Inn. Don't know how I could have forgotten that. Looks like it's a motorcycle club hangout now. No Timken plant, no Timken Inn.
Came across this old forum and now the new forum. This is excellent, great memories I noticed several people mentioned Leonardo's as being the best pizza in town and wanted to let people know that they are back! 1783 N. Hague Ave 43204 #487-0555. Had it the other day and it tastes just like it did all those years ago.