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grantgeneral78
07-27-2009, 05:34 AM
Went to Cattlemans for the 1st time this weekend ...not bad at all very nostalgic place.

Pathetic lived southside my whole life and just now going...sheeeesh

evh5150
07-27-2009, 05:45 AM
Shotgun Sams Pizza
Shoneys
Mr. Gattis Pizza
Roy Rogers
Anthonys Department Stores
Soundtrak (everyone remembers the Linda Soundtrak commercials during Christmas time)

bluedogok
07-27-2009, 09:30 AM
There are still some Roy Roger's (http://www.royrogersrestaurants.com/) scattered around the east half of the US, the closest to OKC is Cincinnati. It was always a favorite of mine, went to the NW 39th location often.

Another place that I miss was Sammy's Pizza, I know that many of their recipes live on in other places now. I still can't find a calzone like theirs anywhere but OKC. I like Meiki's Route 66 which had some of the similar items to Sammy's but it closed not too long after I moved to Austin. I took my wife there one time when we were back in town and she really liked it, it was gone the next time we were up there.

MsDarkstar
07-27-2009, 09:35 AM
Blueodgok: Meiki's Route 66 closed, but they reopened as "Meiki's Italian American" off of Northwest Expressway & Rockwell. They're in the shopping center behind where Chick-Fil-A is, between Hobby Lobby & the fabric store.

Prunepicker
07-27-2009, 09:42 AM
Another place that I miss was Sammy's Pizza, I know that many of their
recipes live on in other places now. I still can't find a calzone like theirs
anywhere but OKC.
Have you tried Pizza House on N.W. 23rd & Ann Arbor? It's very good and I
believe it's very similar to Sammy's, which I liked very much.

bluedogok
07-27-2009, 09:54 AM
Blueodgok: Meiki's Route 66 closed, but they reopened as "Meiki's Italian American" off of Northwest Expressway & Rockwell. They're in the shopping center behind where Chick-Fil-A is, between Hobby Lobby & the fabric store.
Thanks, next time we are up there we will have to give it a try.


Have you tried Pizza House on N.W. 23rd & Ann Arbor? It's very good and I believe it's very similar to Sammy's, which I liked very much.
Yes, my parents get pizza and calzones from there and we sometimes get some stuff from there when we are in town. There is a small independent here that I know the owner, I need to get him to make some like the Sammy's/Pizza House. When I lived near Mayfair there was a place across from NW Classen H.S. that had the same type of calzones and I ordered from them.

SOUTHSIDE GIRL
07-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Streets, Anthony's Otasco and TG & Y in the Reding Shopping center. DQ and Tastee Freeze at 29th and Santa Fe .........they had the best Limades (made with plain water) in town.

MsDarkstar
07-27-2009, 10:20 AM
Some of these have been mentioned, and some are probably pretty obscure lol.

Starwinds on N. May (they sold incense & other "mystical" things)
the Converse Store (also on N. May)
Mr. Steak in Norman - my grandparents used to take me there.
The Playhouse - children's clothing store in Moore, in the City of Moore shopping center
The Fashion Box - Ladies clothing store in Moore ; my grandmother shopped there ALL the time.
The Blackeyed Pea on NW Expressway - I loved their squash cassarole.
Der Duchman/Zaider Ze (or however you spelled it)
Molly Murphy's
TG&Y
Venture
Taco Tico in Moore
The Dynasty Chinese restaurant that was in the City of Moore shopping center.
Otasco
Pratt's in Moore and the video rental place in front.

Some places that are still around, but just not the same as they used to be:
Chuck E. Cheese
Arbuckle Wilderness

Generals64
07-28-2009, 03:38 PM
Some of these have been mentioned, and some are probably pretty obscure lol.

Starwinds on N. May (they sold incense & other "mystical" things)
the Converse Store (also on N. May)
Mr. Steak in Norman - my grandparents used to take me there.
The Playhouse - children's clothing store in Moore, in the City of Moore shopping center
The Fashion Box - Ladies clothing store in Moore ; my grandmother shopped there ALL the time.
The Blackeyed Pea on NW Expressway - I loved their squash cassarole.
Der Duchman/Zaider Ze (or however you spelled it)
Molly Murphy's
TG&Y
Venture
Taco Tico in Moore
The Dynasty Chinese restaurant that was in the City of Moore shopping center.
Otasco
Pratt's in Moore and the video rental place in front.

Some places that are still around, but just not the same as they used to be:
Chuck E. Cheese
Arbuckle Wilderness

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Hey, welcome back we've missed you....Tell you mom hello again for us....

MsDarkstar
07-29-2009, 08:26 AM
Thanks! I've been around some, but mostly just in the food & Moore threads. I'll try to be more active here in the nostalgia threads :)

gen70
07-29-2009, 09:49 AM
Is Scott chevrolet still in business? I bought my first new car there, it was a 1972 Monte Carlo.

oneforone
07-29-2009, 12:05 PM
What happened to all the little drive-ins that featured Broasted Chicken? Two I remember most are the ones at S.W.44th west of Agnew and one at about 6th and Walnut where we often stopped at on the way to the Zoo.

Unless, I am mistaken some of the Del Rancho's still sell Broasted Chicken.

USG '60
07-29-2009, 01:46 PM
Is Scott chevrolet still in business? I bought my first new car there, it was a 1972 Monte Carlo.No. But I bought my first new car from them too. '65 Corvair Corsa. Gads, I wish I had it back.

CCOKC
07-29-2009, 09:28 PM
The Blackeyed Pea on NW Expressway - I loved their squash cassarole.


Funny, I had dinner at my mom's tonight and she made a dish she called Blackeyed Pea's Squash Casserole. I don't remember eating the dish at the Blackeyed Pea but others there tonight thought it tasted the same. Not sure where she got the recipe but I am sure it is floating around the internets somewhere. Her brother-in-law brought Herman's cole slaw. Same story there.

papaOU
07-29-2009, 11:30 PM
Funny, I had dinner at my mom's tonight and she made a dish she called Blackeyed Pea's Squash Casserole. I don't remember eating the dish at the Blackeyed Pea but others there tonight thought it tasted the same. Not sure where she got the recipe but I am sure it is floating around the internets somewhere. Her brother-in-law brought Herman's cole slaw. Same story there.

And the recipe for Herman's cole saw is................??????????

aubreytodd@hotmail.com
07-30-2009, 05:32 AM
Ditto on everything you said..Continental was the best theatre and I also loved walking around in French Market Mall...I dont know why...probably the first place I remember seeing mall walkers. We always walked around before getting in the neverending line at furrs.

I know some of these have already been mentioned but heres my list.

Kips Big Boy on may ave.
Dairy Queen
Shotgun Sams
Across the street (may and Hefner)
Eagles Nest
Split T
Molly Murphys
Glens Hickory Inn
All the cafetrerias (I dont know why)
Casa Bonita
Bonapartes Drive In
Taco Tico (loved their taco burgers)
Burger Shack..(Only open for a short time at Rockwell and 39th) best burgers!

and there was a breakfast type diner at May and Grand that changed names several times...seems like it had a putting green...I cant remember the name. Alot of restaurants..I must be getting hungry.

Otasco.. I miss Timothy
TG&Y
Hook and slice
The original hobby lobby
The original Beverlys
Anthonys

I'm 35 (grew up in okc in late '70s, and '80s. I lived at NW 39th and Portland. Around '78-'79 I used to walk with my mom to the TG&Y at 39th and Portland, and Casa Bonita was like two doors down in that strip mall (There was an IGA and a barber shop on the other end of the mall, where we bought groceries and got my hair cut with my dad until I was around 16). Otasco and Anthony's (the one by the other TG&Y on N. May), I spent many hours there growing up also. Remember Crystal's Pizza on NW Expressway? (loved that place) I'm trying to find O'Mealy's bakery descendants who might be willing to share the recipe for Harvey's lemon cake. My mom turns 60 today, and if I could attempt to make that cake for her, that would totally make her day on a hard day for her. I also used to eat "Chicken in the rough" at the original Beverly's

gen70
07-30-2009, 10:51 AM
Peach's records and tapes.

papaOU
07-30-2009, 04:11 PM
The Capitol Hill Bakery

The Capitol Hill Ice Cream Store/Shop (?). One item they had that probably not be on the menu today was an "egg" malt or shake. It was a regular type malt with a raw egg added. They also had cake malts. Take one of the two hostess cupcakes and put it in the malt with the other goodies. Yum-Yum

Prunepicker
07-30-2009, 06:27 PM
And the recipe for Herman's cole saw is?

This may be it. I can't find the waitress who served us when we ate there.
Her name was Betty. She had the recipe, because that was one of her jobs
at Herman's.

This may be the recipe. Prunette and I made some a couple of weeks ago
and it's very good.

Hermanís Coleslaw

3 pound head of cabbage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 large green pepper, chopped
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup olive oil
3/4 cup vinegar
2 TB sugar
1 TB salt
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Mix the cabbage, onion and green pepper with the 1 cup sugar. Let it sit
for one full hour. Bring to boil the oil, vinegar, 2 TB sugar, salt, celery seed
and dry mustard. Pour the mixture over cabbage mix and refrigerate for 4
hours or longer before serving. Mix again and serve.

gen70
07-31-2009, 08:14 AM
Ray's bar-b-que
El Rancho Sanchez
Fox and Horn
El Charrito
Der Dutchman
Steak and Ale
Leo's
Almost every cafateria in town
Los Tacos
Chilinos
Taco Bueno
Texanna Red's
Cajuns Warf

gen70
07-31-2009, 09:04 AM
Moore's little Mexico
Sooner Bar-b-que
Wilkerson's Drive-In
Hungry Peddler
Pearl's
Poncho's[Really!]
Don's Drive-In
What-A-Burger
Casa Bonita
Taco Tico
Niccoloci's
Little Italy
Del Rancho
Circus Time
Catfish Cabin
ShotGun Sam's
Jr's
Crockett's
Shipman's
Pioneer Pie's
Black Eyed Peas
Kip's Big Boy
Taco Mayo
Girlie's
Denco's
Herman's
Chinese joint @ 44th and May
Across the Street
Sirloin Stockade
Church's chicken
Golden fried chicken
Roundup Cafe
Cattleman's
Shakey's
A@W Rootbeer
Coit's
Cherry's
A-1 Cafe
Beazley's
Drugstore lunch counter's
Coney Island Hot Dogs
Pizza Planet
Ann's
Roy Rogers
Capitol Hill Ice Cream

Prunepicker
07-31-2009, 12:43 PM
Moore's little Mexico
Sooner Bar-b-que
Wilkerson's Drive-In
Hungry Peddler
Pearl's
Poncho's[Really!] Spelled Pancho's. A Poncho is a raincoat LOL!
Don's Drive-In
What-A-Burger
Casa Bonita
Taco Tico
Niccoloci's
Little Italy
Del Rancho
Circus Time
Catfish Cabin
ShotGun Sam's
Jr's
Crockett's
Shipman's
Pioneer Pie's
Black Eyed Peas
Kip's Big Boy
Taco Mayo
Girlie's
Denco's
Herman's
Chinese joint @ 44th and May (Chan's)
Across the Street
Sirloin Stockade
Church's chicken
Golden fried chicken
Roundup Cafe
Cattleman's
Shakey's
A@W Rootbeer
Coit's
Cherry's
A-1 Cafe
Beazley's
Drugstore lunch counter's
Coney Island Hot Dogs
Pizza Planet
Ann's
Roy Rogers
Capitol Hill Ice Cream

Some of these are still around. Do you miss them because you no longer
live here?

The drug store in Nichol's Hills Plaza has a great lunch counter. Tres bon!
Try it the next time you're in town.

Jr's, do you mean Juniors? It's still open. JR Chicken ranch? Gone.

It seems that there were several A-1 Cafe's. One was on Britton Road.
Where was the one you remember?

Are there no Church's Chicken's in NC?

I highlighted the businesses that are still open.

gen70
07-31-2009, 12:59 PM
1. yes
2. yes, been there
3. Juniors
4. 39th @ close to Ann Arbor
5. not where I live
6. I knew some were still open but, I miss em cause they aren't avaliable round here

papaOU
07-31-2009, 03:04 PM
1. yes
2. yes, been there
3. Juniors
4. 39th @ close to Ann Arbor
5. not where I live
6. I knew some were still open but, I miss em cause they aren't avaliable round here

Sooner bar-b-q is still open. Don't know the hours though.

gen70
08-01-2009, 07:33 AM
Chan's....Ahhhhhhh!
Sooner bar-b-q....Ahhhhhh!
The memories flood.

Generals64
08-01-2009, 10:17 AM
Chan's....Ahhhhhhh!
Sooner bar-b-q....Ahhhhhh!
The memories flood.
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Do you remember Ellen's Grille?.....How about the Homemade pies with the mile high Meringue?????My mother used to bake those pies at Ellens.....That's how I have always had a physique like Prunepicker's.....But Coconut Cream Pies were GRRRREAT......Long before Tony the Tiger......Chocolate was to die for.....

gen70
08-01-2009, 10:56 AM
Where was Ellen's?

Generals64
08-01-2009, 02:05 PM
Where was Ellen's?

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There were five or six of them around town....My mother worked at the one on 42nd/S. Penn and there was one across from the old Train Depot downtown....She would bake the pies for them different stores at the one on s. Penn.....Miss her and the pies too.....

Prunepicker
08-01-2009, 07:49 PM
... My mother used to bake those pies at Ellens. That's how I have always
had a physique like Prunepicker's.

I'm going to open my own chain of body building schools.

papaOU
08-01-2009, 10:51 PM
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There were five or six of them around town....My mother worked at the one on 42nd/S. Penn and there was one across from the old Train Depot downtown....She would bake the pies for them different stores at the one on s. Penn.....Miss her and the pies too.....

Which old Train Depot? My grandmother worked at Chick's Burger Bar which was on California directly across the street from the Santa Fe Depot from the early 50's until it closed for urban-renewal. She later bought the little diner that is still at 26th and S. Walker until (?) I don't remember. It closed when Capitol Hill pretty much shut down. It was like a lot of diners at that time, breakfast and lunch. Closed around 3:00 or 3:30.

Don't remember where Chick's got their pies but Grandma got hers from Chet's. Used Jack's Potato House, Cox Tomatoes, lard (Clabber Girl?) that was brought in tin cans once a week.

I'd give anything to have a "REAL" chocolate Boston Cream Pie!! No body makes them anymore. There are only a few places that still use real meringue. I was told by a baker that most younger people want the sticky stuff or a creme based topping. How about egg-custard pies.

SouthSide Girl is said to make a wicked chocolate cake.

Prunepicker
08-01-2009, 11:19 PM
If you order a Coconut Cream pie at Pioneer Pies, or any other restaurant,
there won't be any meringue. The topping will be whipped cream out of a
can, or something similar.

Meringue is an art to make. It shouldn't be higher than the filling and it should
be toasted a skosh with a wee bit of sweating.

Mom made awesome lemon and chocolate meringue pies. Not our mom, but
my mom.

If you don't know the difference then fergitit!

bluedogok
08-02-2009, 09:23 AM
I prefer the creme toppings over meringue for the most part but on some pies like strawberry or chocolate it should be a creme topping, but a lemon meringue pie is what the name is about. In our pie runs all over Texas with a motorcycle group down here I have found most places do meringue over creme. Most are small town mom 'n pop type cafes and they still seem to take pride in doing it right. They are out there, you might just have to hunt for them.

gen70
08-05-2009, 08:21 AM
Underwoods on 59th E. of Penn. on N. side of street.

MsDarkstar
08-05-2009, 08:59 AM
Cheeseburger in Paradise......I miss their cuban sandwich so much. Have no idea where I can get one now.

Charlie40
08-05-2009, 09:41 AM
Underwoods on 59th E. of Penn. on N. side of street.

I remember that place, I always made myself sick on the cherry cobbler and ice cream there.

Generals64
08-05-2009, 03:31 PM
Underwoods on 59th E. of Penn. on N. side of street.

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Wasn't that a Funeral Parlor for a while??????....

Prunepicker
08-05-2009, 05:04 PM
Wasn't that a Funeral Parlor for a while?

Yes it was. But the cost of embalming became cost prohibitive so they
decided to turn it into a BBQ place. It was originally called Undertaker. They
couldn't afford a new sign so they told the sign painter to write 'woods' over
the 'taker' part. It worked out fine.

True story.

PennyQuilts
08-05-2009, 05:07 PM
yes it was. But the cost of embalming became cost prohibitive so they decided to turn it into a bbq place.

eeewwwwwww!

Generals64
08-05-2009, 05:21 PM
I can see it all right now.....
1. Bar-B-Que Pit.....Creamatorium (sp)
2. Foyer for the waitress was the chapel.....

I quit...this could get real ugly......But it was a Funeral Home for some time.

Prunepicker
08-05-2009, 05:23 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise... I miss their cuban sandwich so much. Have no
idea where I can get one now.
There's one in KC.

papaOU
08-05-2009, 11:08 PM
I can see it all right now.....
1. Bar-B-Que Pit.....Creamatorium (sp)
2. Foyer for the waitress was the chapel.....

I quit...this could get real ugly......But it was a Funeral Home for some time.

Fresh meat delivered in the back. Careful of the rats. Pay no attention to the howling dogs.

That was Count Gregor you saw leaving.

Does anyone remember the owner of Underwood's? Dub! He was a real tall and slim "cowboy" who loved to drink. He could pass for an undertaker. John Carradine

gen70
08-10-2009, 08:11 AM
What was the name of the burger joint at S.W. 44th and Agnew? I loved their burgers and fritto chili pies. Also would like to know the name of the burger joint at S.W. 59th and Blackwelder.

Bigrayok
08-11-2009, 03:25 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise on Memorial closed a few months ago. Interurban is serving a decent Cuban sandwich now.

Bigray in Ok

Prunepicker
08-11-2009, 06:14 PM
What was the name of the burger joint at S.W. 44th and Agnew? I loved their
burgers and fritto chili pies. Also would like to know the name of the burger
joint at S.W. 59th and Blackwelder.

I remember Wilkerson's but it wasn't on Agnew. Which corner was it on?

Not sure about the burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder. I rode through that
intersection everyday and I don't remember a burger joint. Were these on the
corner or a ways off?

Generals64
08-11-2009, 06:22 PM
I remember Wilkerson's but it wasn't on Agnew. Which corner was it on?

Not sure about the burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder. I rode through that
intersection everyday and I don't remember a burger joint. Were these on the
corner or a ways off?

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Wilkerson's was East of Agnew on 44th st. on the North Side across from Penn 44 Bowling alley.

59th/ Blackwelder is where Jimmy's Round-up is located now. But, a ways east on the Southside there was a Whataburger. Might still be there......

Prunepicker
08-11-2009, 06:56 PM
Wilkerson's was East of Agnew on 44th st. on the North Side across from
Penn 44 Bowling alley.

59th/ Blackwelder is where Jimmy's Round-up is located now. But, a ways
east on the Southside there was a Whataburger. Might still be there...

Was Wilkerson's on Barnes? I can drive there with my eyes closed!
Penn-44 made great burgers and fries. I think the pizza burger was
invented there, then there was Holiday Lanes, they had a great pizza
burger, too.

The S.W. 59th & S. Blackwelder place still doesn't ring a bell. Maybe I'll
cruise it after the meeting.

gen70
08-12-2009, 06:42 AM
The burger joint at 44th and Agnew was on the S.W. corner close to the cemetery. The burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder was on the S.E. corner.

papaOU
08-12-2009, 01:24 PM
The burger joint at 44th and Agnew was on the S.W. corner close to the cemetery.

They served broasted chicken......................

One of the best.........................

Generals64
08-12-2009, 09:37 PM
They served broasted chicken......................

One of the best.........................

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Hey guys, that was Keirn's Drive-through Dairy...When I got married I lived on Agnew and 47th st. Could walk up there and get the chicken or ice cream....It wasn't quite a Spanish neighborhood and most of you were not in Grade school yet.....ah yes the good old days shall return.....Wasn't The Roy Rogers burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder?????

papaOU
08-13-2009, 01:26 AM
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Hey guys, that was Keirn's Drive-through Dairy...When I got married I lived on Agnew and 47th st. Could walk up there and get the chicken or ice cream....It wasn't quite a Spanish neighborhood and most of you were not in Grade school yet.....ah yes the good old days shall return.....Wasn't The Roy Rogers burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder?????

Yes it was...........

In the '80's drove to Miami, FL. Their interstates had Roy Rogers like ours have the big plastic M.

Love the Double R burger............

I only remember the one on 59th and another on Lincoln........

papaOU
08-13-2009, 01:28 AM
Jack in the Box!!

44th and Penn and N.W. 23rd and 240

Breakfast Jack........

bars close..........

head to Jack in the Box..............

gen70
08-13-2009, 05:05 AM
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Hey guys, that was Keirn's Drive-through Dairy...When I got married I lived on Agnew and 47th st. Could walk up there and get the chicken or ice cream....It wasn't quite a Spanish neighborhood and most of you were not in Grade school yet.....ah yes the good old days shall return.....Wasn't The Roy Rogers burger joint on 59th and Blackwelder?????

Thanks 64!! Now I remember Keirn's..I used to walk from Calvin Coolidge at lunch time and get hamburgers and frito chili pies. Now if I could find out the name of the burger joint at S.W. 59th & Blackwelder (S.E. corner) my curiousity can be put to rest.

gen70
08-13-2009, 05:07 AM
Jack in the Box!!

44th and Penn and N.W. 23rd and 240

Breakfast Jack........

bars close..........

head to Jack in the Box..............

Nothing better than a few super tacos from Jack's after the bars close.

bluedogok
08-13-2009, 08:13 AM
Yes it was...........

In the '80's drove to Miami, FL. Their interstates had Roy Rogers like ours have the big plastic M.

Love the Double R burger............

I only remember the one on 59th and another on Lincoln........
NW 39th just west of Meridian and on Lindsay in Norman were others one that I knew of. There are still Roy Rogers from about Virginia to the Northeast.

Prunepicker
08-13-2009, 10:28 AM
I only remember the one (Roy Roger's) on 59th and another on Lincoln...
There was one on N.W. 23rd street, west of N. Classen, and one on N.W.
39th Expressway, west of N. Meridian.

Luke
08-21-2009, 02:13 PM
I liked Steve & Barry's.

John
08-21-2009, 02:32 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise......I miss their cuban sandwich so much. Have no idea where I can get one now.

Lottinville's in Edmond has a killer Cuban!

MsDarkstar
08-25-2009, 10:27 AM
I tried out the Cuban at ND Foods....very good! Never been to Lottinville's. I try to stay Southside ;)

papaOU
08-25-2009, 03:38 PM
I could not remember which thread the question came up on, so I decided to post the info I found here. The miniature golf-course on the east side of Western and north of the River was:

The Downtown Golf Center

1800 South Western

632-9056

They had the miniature golf course and a lighted 9 hole pitch-n-putt.

My grandfather was a professional gambler and as I got older I followed him around. There were businesses around town that were a "front." Capitol Sports Center, bowling alley on 29Th, Trosper golf course, and a carpet store on 44Th next to Sheen's. The parking lot was always full but there may have been only two "salesmen" inside the showroom at one time. In the back of the store were dice-games and poker tables. Fat Eddy usually faded the dice tables.
The reason I mention the gamblers is because four or five of the guys would go play the pitch-n-putt course. They would wager on scores per hole with only one rule. No wedges! Had to play the entire course using a putter only. Have some other stories about these guys for later.

gen70
08-25-2009, 11:30 PM
Nayfees restaurant (not sure of spelling) at Lake Texoma across the bridge from the lodge.