View Full Version : A question for long time Normanites.



SOONER8693
11-18-2010, 03:43 PM
In the shopping center on west Lindsey, across from the Classic 50's drive-in, there was once a family style, country, hillsy, down-home style, type restaurant. I believe there is a Boyers workout/fitness place in that spot now. What was the name of that restaurant? Thanks for any help.

soonermike
11-18-2010, 03:48 PM
I believe the place you're talking about was called Po' Folks. Great fried chicken special on Sundays.

jmarkross
11-18-2010, 04:37 PM
Underwood's? Circa...late 60's early 70's...was originally a BBQ place...at least that was in that location just behind what was a bank back then...

Mr T
11-18-2010, 06:50 PM
Po' Folks had bumper stickers that said "We're po' but we're proud." They were all over town.

kevinpate
11-18-2010, 07:43 PM
soonermike and Mr. T have it right. Po Folks was one of the first places in town I ate in early 86 when we came to check out the town. We were deciding between Norman and another location for our grad programs. In the early years, Po Folks, The Kettle (W Main one) and O'Connell's kept me well fed, and I am still very fond of O'Connell's

Jersey Boss
11-18-2010, 08:56 PM
Remember when there were two entrances for O'Connell's?

ljbab728
11-22-2010, 11:26 PM
In the shopping center on west Lindsey, across from the Classic 50's drive-in, there was once a family style, country, hillsy, down-home style, type restaurant. I believe there is a Boyers workout/fitness place in that spot now. What was the name of that restaurant? Thanks for any help.

I remember that restaurant and ate there a few time but I believe at the time the Classic 50's location was still a Sonic. The original configuration of the Sonic had it running more East to West than North to South though.

JimTrabersColostomyBag
11-23-2010, 10:06 AM
I remember that restaurant and ate there a few time but I believe at the time the Classic 50's location was still a Sonic. The original configuration of the Sonic had it running more East to West than North to South though.

And didn't that original Sonic have tracks that the food trays ran on?

jmarkross
11-23-2010, 10:09 AM
And didn't that original Sonic have tracks that the food trays ran on?

That boondoggle that Juel Sweatt tried only lasted a couple of months--and after a few hundred people got drenched with cold drinks spilling out onto them..hahaha...what a Rube Goldberg design that was...the original Sonic there was east/west...and there was a go-cart track and a trampoline place across the street there before the shopping center was built...

earlywinegareth
11-23-2010, 11:35 AM
Hollywood Shopping Center also had Morrison's Drug, TG&Y, and Anthony's back in the day.

jmarkross
11-23-2010, 11:54 AM
Hollywood Shopping Center also had Morrison's Drug, TG&Y, and Anthony's back in the day.

And Jack Woolery had a bakery there as well for a time...it was the hang-out place (Hollywood Shopping Center Parking lot) after cruising Lindsay back in the day...when the circuit ran from Jonesy's (now that steak-sandwich place) to the Sonic (thru the Boomerang) and turn-around in the Blue Onion parking lot...optional Main Street and Campus Corner cruises were the sightseeing trip for teenagers having a beer-drinking evening...

Monkeypony
12-11-2012, 10:28 PM
pi folks! it was the best place!! our fav...