Any fans of Duff's Smorgasboard that used to be in Graceland? That was a special treat when I was a kid. I was required to finish a certain amount of actual food before diving into the ice cream machine for several sundaes. Eventually I learned to enjoy the non-dessert items so much that I hardly wanted any ice cream. But I'm no quitter, I had one anyway. Yow!
With regard to the former Railroad club in Gahanna, the band I was thinking about was "Pure Jam". Someone in another of these forums knew who it was. Still trying to figure out the name and type of food served at the hexagonal-shaped restaurant associated with the Harley Hotel at 161 and Busch Blvd.
Wondering why no one is putting their name? Let's make this the new Facebook! Come on ya'll let's see if we know each other. I moved to Texas from Columbus, Ohio when I was 12. I am now 42 years! 30 years ago.HOLY S@%$#,. What a frigging culture shock that was btw! I miss Columbus and have some of the fondest memories from that time.
I loved Kahiki! I read someone put up the little huts at the front of the restaurant. How cool is that! I loved the ambiance. I can still hear waterfall in the background and remember how my parachute pants looked under the black lights! Loved to know who designed that place and if they were really from Hawaii? My parents are no longer living but I wish I could have asked them if they have the same feeling about that place.
I loved the burgers and fries at Friendly's and of course their epic milkshakes and sundae's. My brother and I used to get in fights over which sundae came out with more hot fudge! My dad was notorious for sending back food because it was not up to par! My brother and I just had a big laugh with an incidence that occurred when I was 10. He took the meat patty out of the bun with his thumb and index finger and walked across the restaurant to manager and asked him "Is this what you call a burger"? Ah European parents, got to love them! For the record, my brother and I had no complaints!
My brother and I used to ride our bikes to the Apothecary down the street and strategize over best pieces of candy we could get for $3. He would go all in straight for the chocolate. That little chocolate monster that he was. I personally liked to spread the love and get as many little pieces of candy as possible. Preferably green jolly ranchers. Still one of my favorite candies until this day!
hi remember dexters subs? robertos pizza? what was before aimes retail store across from town and country on broad street? remember mammoth video and hollywood? what about anns pizza in whitehall? blimpes on main st? daddyios? pauls on broad street? when mcdonalds served pizza and leahs bakery in bexley?
Post by everett81holstein on Nov 17, 2014 3:52:45 GMT -5
SWIMLAND in Whitehall. I worked at Friendly's in Whitehall, but before Etna Rd went all the way through Orton B Davis Park, there was a small Ice Cream shop called Friend's. That guy could stack six scoops on a cone AMAZING. Other Whitehall faves, The Beverly restaurant at the SW corner of Hamilton and Main? Replaced after a fire in the late 60s by Super America and Mobil Gas stations. How about Papa JOE'S pizza on Main at Rosemore? Charlie Bear's in the old Kroger store in Great Eastern? What about Shakey's Pizza? Borden Burger? Whistle Stop Pop Shop by the library on Yearling and Broad? Who remember's Whitehall Discount City, affectionately known as "Whitehall's?" How about "The Rib Cage that became Dairy Queen and then the Game Room?" You remember right next to BK across from Emil's. We can't forget "Big Daddy"s on Yearling and Main in the early 70's.
Who remembers East Main Elementary, "The old WHITEHALL SCHOOL?"
Post by bigkahunaron on Nov 27, 2014 3:32:08 GMT -5
everett81holstein, My son tells me the Tommy's on Hamilton and Livingston is now closed, got to be too dangerous. Sorry to see it gone, had many subs and pizzas from there when lived east and worked on Hamilton near Eastland. My trips back to Columbus now always include a stop at Tommy's West Lane Ave at Starr Ave.
So many eats, so little time... I recall eating at (or from):
• The Ground Round (both the Graceland and 161/Cleveland locations) Bingo the Clown, complimentary popcorn and cartoons/kids' music videos on the big screen--what more could you ask for?
• Flakey Jake's (161, next to Karl Plaza) Can't imagine a better burger joint than this! My dad loved their lemon pepper chicken sandwiches to DEATH. There was even a big-ass model train set up above.
• Noble House (Indianola, near Cooke Road) I hadn't quite developed a taste for Chinese food yet. But their hamburger was somewhat good.
• the French Market Italian Delights was my usual go-to.
• the Lane Avenue food court Willy's Coneys, Burger King, Italian Delights and Great Steak and Potato were my picks (over the years), while Mom and Dad preferred Tokyo or Tandoori.
• Scottish MacBean Coffee Roasters (N. High Street, at the corner of West Beaumont) Breakfasts were quite the treat here. Too bad they didn't last longer than their original Worthington location!
• Talita's Mexican Restaurant (N. High Street, between Kelso and West Tulane) Baby nachos were all I could eat there (mostly via takeout)--until I graduated to chicken tacos. And yes, I've had high hopes for them during their somewhat short-lived return to Clintonville. Ah, well...
Does anyone remember the Heidelberg North and South on North High Street across from the OSU campus? I was in the Air Force stationed at Lockbourne in the early to mid 60's and frequented both places often. Great pizza, beer and atmosphere! What ever happened with these two establishments?
Remember the Marina Restaurant that was located in the corner of the strip mall near the Green Gables Restaurant? They served great Itailan dishes as well as a mix of other great family favorites. Back in the 60's and 70's , My family spent many Friday nights sitting in their half-moon shaped corner booth sharing good food and making lifelong memories. The owners were Joe and Vinny Polina and they always treated us like family. I certainly miss those simpler, happier times.
Unfortunately, I discovered the Marina, to late to appreciate it. ( Mid nineties, when it was in decline and the family no longer owned it ). However a late friend was a great fan when it was in its hay day. He told me about the great food and great prices. He would take his whole family, there to enjoy cold beer and great lasagna.
The "joints" I frequented in the area, would have been "Mode's", Bar only, (no food), located in the Big Bear building in Central Point, in the northeast side. In passing, you couldn't tell it was a bar. Just a door with a little sign which said "MODE'S". I discovered bock beer, there, (early sixties).
"Patton's restaurant", on West Mound, just west of Central Point. The building is still there, but it is either a bar, or vacant. Again, great food, drinks, and prices. Wonderful ambience. And.
"The Florentine", west broad, a little past the railroad viaduct, south side of the street. Still there, not sure if still owned by the original family. Loved their "boiled lunch", (beef brisket , with potatoes, carrots, cabbage, similar to corned beef and cabbage. They also had the BEST minestrone soup in town. Uncle Joe was always the perfect host. Alas, he was gunned-down by an after-hours thief, (late sixties-early seventies). The place was never the same, to me, after his passing.
Thank you for your post, and letting me share some memories. Salud !
I have enjoyed this site. The Kahiki, Olentangy Village, Emil's, The Beverly Drive In, Presutti's (when the parents still ran it), the Jai Lai. Does anyone remember the middle eastern restaurant on High Street and West 10th that served the best shwarma ever? Also would love the recipe for the Jai Lai's salt sticks and rye rolls and Emil's banana cream pie and chopped chicken livers?