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  1. #151

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    Prunepicker,
    No, the one on Lincoln and 36th.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    Do you mean Sussy's when it was on NW 23rd?

  2. #152

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    Prunepicker,
    Tokyo Gardens was where Jack's (Sussy) was for a few years, Lincoln and about 47th. It's an Italian restaurant now. Yes, Delores was on 23rd and the last time I ate there was around 1978. I ate my first and last prime rib there. I'm sure it was good, I just didn't care for it and I still don't. If you offered to take me for prime rib I would turn you down.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I remember the Tradewinds! Dad would take me there as a kid and talk to
    the Senators. I don't remember Tokyo Gardens. Where was it? Delores'
    was on NW 23 just west of Broadway. Right? Didn't it close around 1971?

  3. #153

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    Tokyo Gardens was where Jack's (Sussy) was for a few years, Lincoln and about 47th. It's an Italian restaurant now.
    Are you talking about the same place that Jack Sussman went to prison for setting on fire after he and Jake either had a falling out (public story) or had him, alone, take the fall for (reporter's suspicions)? If so, that's where my best man took me and my bride to dinner after our wedding in February, 1958 -- and embarassed both of us horribly by having Jack announce the event over the P.A. system!

    After Sussy got out of prison, he returned to the restaurant business. I remember one of his (bearing his name) near the corner of SW 29 and May in the early 60s, and the last time I ever saw him he was holding court at Nomad, on N May a bit north of NW 70 or so. I always thought that Jake was still behind the scenes pulling his strings... And Prunie is totally correct about Jake's personality! However it fit perfectly for the man who ran the Jamboree and Derby clubs.

  4. #154
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    Are you talking about the same place that Jack Sussman went to prison for
    setting on fire after he and Jake either had a falling out (public story) or had
    him, alone, take the fall for (reporter's suspicions)?
    If I remember he set the place on fire two years in a row. I'm thinking it
    was in the late 60's. Maybe 67 and 68 or 68 & 69. I'm not sure. I just
    remember it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    After Sussy got out of prison, he returned to the restaurant business. I
    remember one of his (bearing his name) near the corner of SW 29 and
    May in the early 60s, and the last time I ever saw him he was holding
    court at Nomad, on N May a bit north of NW 70 or so. I always thought
    that Jake was still behind the scenes pulling his strings...
    I don't remember the place on SW 29th and May. Those were my
    stompin' grounds. Where was it supposed to have been? I just don't
    see it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    And Prunie is totally correct about Jake's personality! However it fit perfectly
    for the man who ran the Jamboree and Derby clubs.
    Jake wasn't a very likable person if you were doing business with him.
    The other Samara Brothers took care of him. Cesar and Carroll had the
    same personality. You were going to get bit.

  5. #155

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I don't remember the place on SW 29th and May. Those were my
    stompin' grounds. Where was it supposed to have been? I just don't
    see it.
    It was an A-frame standalone building just east of May on the north side of SW 29; I think it was originally built as a Beverley's that didn't last long at all. I think it was Sussy's first effort after getting out of prison, and didn't last very long. He personally vetted customers coming in and if he didn't like their looks, told them to get out. He particularly didn't want long-haired hippies cluttering up his premises!

    I think the building is still there but no longer a restaurant. I don't get down that way very much any more, though.

  6. #156

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    I think the building is still there but no longer a restaurant. I don't get down that way very much any more, though.
    It's still there and is currently a pawn shop.

  7. #157

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    Jim,
    That would be the place. I believe it was called "Jack's" or something catchy(?) like that. I worked in that area (4401 N. Lincoln, 4545 N. Lincoln, and 4900 N. Santa Fe) for quite a few years so I was fairly familiar with the restaurants there. I sure don't remember the S. W. 29th and May location. I still enjoy the Nomad II pizza and have enjoyed their other items in the past. By the way, Tokyo Gardens was open from about April, 1969 till sometime after September, 1975.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    Are you talking about the same place that Jack Sussman went to prison for setting on fire after he and Jake either had a falling out (public story) or had him, alone, take the fall for (reporter's suspicions)? If so, that's where my best man took me and my bride to dinner after our wedding in February, 1958 -- and embarassed both of us horribly by having Jack announce the event over the P.A. system!

    After Sussy got out of prison, he returned to the restaurant business. I remember one of his (bearing his name) near the corner of SW 29 and May in the early 60s, and the last time I ever saw him he was holding court at Nomad, on N May a bit north of NW 70 or so. I always thought that Jake was still behind the scenes pulling his strings... And Prunie is totally correct about Jake's personality! However it fit perfectly for the man who ran the Jamboree and Derby clubs.

  8. #158

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    Prunepicker,
    It burned in November, 1966, and I think summer of 1967. Also, I have stumbled onto another Sussy restaurant that I remember vaguely, but I never ate there, it was Tally Ho's at May and Hefner.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    If I remember he set the place on fire two years in a row. I'm thinking it
    was in the late 60's. Maybe 67 and 68 or 68 & 69. I'm not sure. I just
    remember it.

  9. #159

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    I thought I would include a couple of DOK articles/ads about Jack Sussy's Italian Restaurant.
    C. T.
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  10. #160
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    Prunepicker,
    It burned in November, 1966, and I think summer of 1967. Also, I have
    stumbled onto another Sussy restaurant that I remember vaguely, but I never
    ate there, it was Tally Ho's at May and Hefner.
    Did Sussy have anything to do with the Nomad on N. May?

  11. #161

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    Prunepicker,
    I think he did, shortly before he died. Also, there was a place on the North side of Reno, just East of Meridian called Sullivan's (I think) that advertised Sussy's pizza and I always wondered if he was involved in that restaurant or if they just had the Sussy recipes.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    Did Sussy have anything to do with the Nomad on N. May?

  12. #162
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    Prunepicker,
    I think he did, shortly before he died. Also, there was a place on the North
    side of Reno, just East of Meridian called Sullivan's (I think) that advertised
    Sussy's pizza and I always wondered if he was involved in that restaurant or
    if they just had the Sussy recipes.
    C. T.
    I believe Sullivan's was a big corporate type restaurant.

  13. #163
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    I just found this!I didn't realize there were so many Sussy's restaurants
    including one on S Robinson.


  14. #164
    Prunepicker Guest

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    This is a the grand opening on February 6, 1949. For some reason the
    archive wouldn't open.


  15. #165

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    Prunepicker,
    My family went to the one on South Robinson quite a few times before we moved to Northeast OKC.
    C. T.

  16. #166

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    Does anybody remember when many Sonic's changed over to for a short time to Star's?

  17. #167
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchandler View Post
    Prunepicker,
    My family went to the one on South Robinson quite a few times before we
    moved to Northeast OKC.
    C. T.
    I don't remember it. We ate at El Charrito which was a few blocks south in
    the Palacidos apartments. At least once a month. Jorge (hor-hey), everyone
    called him George, was the Maitre D'. I last saw him at La Fiesta on N May
    around 1999. I thought he looked like Danny Thomas.

    Odd that I ate at Shipman's on @ 15th and S Robinson and El Charrito on
    30th and S Robinson but I don't remember Sussy's being in the area.

  18. #168
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWCGuy View Post
    Does anybody remember when many Sonic's changed over to for a short
    time to Star's?
    This sounds familiar but I can't put a finger on it. I'm going to guess it was
    in the 80's.

  19. #169

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    Odd that I ate at Shipman's on @ 15th and S Robinson and El Charrito on
    30th and S Robinson but I don't remember Sussy's being in the area.
    Not at all amazing to me. The SW 23 and Robinson location was just a hole in the wall, on the northeast corner of the intersection, and had almost no traffic that I ever saw. I stopped in a few times during my police-reporter days, and every time I was there I saw only Jake behind the cash register, and few if any customers. I sort of felt that it was actually a front for some other activity -- but in those days I was quite cynical, especially about the near-underworld of OKC...

  20. #170
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kyle View Post
    Not at all amazing to me. The SW 23 and Robinson location was just a hole in
    the wall, on the northeast corner of the intersection, and had almost no traffic
    that I ever saw. I stopped in a few times during my police-reporter days, and
    every time I was there I saw only Jake behind the cash register, and few if
    any customers. I sort of felt that it was actually a front for some other
    activity -- but in those days I was quite cynical, especially about the
    near-underworld of OKC...
    Jake behind the register of a dive? Were you ever afraid of getting snake bit?

    I don't know how true this is but I heard though a grapevine that Jake had
    about 100 taverns, aka dives, in OKC. You'd know better than I since
    you're a little bit older than me and I respect your objectivity.

    Jake told me the place just west of the Capitol was originally his Tempo
    Club. The Oklahoman archives say otherwise. I do have a check he wrote
    to me, @ 1998, that had Sussy's and the Kings Club imprinted on it. That
    was the NE 36 Location.

    I'm not sure which restaurants Sussman really owned, having personally
    been somewhat involved with Jake, but I think the Samara's owned
    everything except the building at 2300 N Lincoln, and I'm not so sure
    about that.

  21. #171

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    Prunepicker,
    There was no "El Charrito" (they were all El Chico's by then) and I believe Shipman's was closed too when Jake had the place on South Robinson. It was somewhere around the mid 70's. I believe when he closed that he opened his last place in the Paseo called The Spaghetti Factory. I did a quick search and he opened The Spaghetti Factory in December, 1978.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    I don't remember it. We ate at El Charrito which was a few blocks south in
    the Palacidos apartments. At least once a month. Jorge (hor-hey), everyone
    called him George, was the Maitre D'. I last saw him at La Fiesta on N May
    around 1999. I thought he looked like Danny Thomas.

    Odd that I ate at Shipman's on @ 15th and S Robinson and El Charrito on
    30th and S Robinson but I don't remember Sussy's being in the area.
    Last edited by ctchandler; 04-08-2014 at 10:01 AM. Reason: Found The Spaghetti Factory opening date.

  22. #172

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    I KNEW there was once a Sussy's out there on NE 23rd . . . and now I feel validated. =)
    (we used to drive by it, when I was a kid visiting down here, and I always noticed the portable sign parked out in front).

    Does anyone remember a "Cajun" restaurant that I seem to recall was in some sort of small shopping mall?
    I know that is awfully vague, but the food there was very good. It was the first place that I ever enjoyed "Blackened" fish.
    This would have been back in the late 70's or early 80's.

    Oh! And the place I'm thinking of didn't have a door to the outside of the shopping center.
    It was an interior restaurant, inside of the shopping center.

  23. #173

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    Quote Originally Posted by MWCGuy View Post
    Does anybody remember when many Sonic's changed over to for a short time to Star's?
    No . . . I don't. Yet I do recall when The All-American Diner, out in Jones, changed/morphed/evolved into a Sonic . . . =)

  24. #174

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    So . . . Here's one that just popped into my mind, when thinking about Fine Old Restaurants: The Keller in the Kastle (over there, south of 10th and MacArthur). We ate there a few times and, although it was a bit "spendy", everything was invariably flawless. Where else could you get a smoked trout appetizer with a wonderful horseradish sauce to set the tone for what was to follow? And, in addition to being in a building/house that defined "unique", the entire grounds--or setting--of the place was nearly miraculous in its ambiance. Especially considering all that was just outside the perimeter of the establishment. (I was particularly fond of the Jaegerschnitzel. =)

  25. #175

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    RM,
    We ate there once, but we were spoiled by Old Germany. The food was fine, just not my favorite German place. And of course, living in Northeast OKC, it was easier (not closer) to get to Old Germany.
    C. T.
    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    So . . . Here's one that just popped into my mind, when thinking about Fine Old Restaurants: The Keller in the Kastle (over there, south of 10th and MacArthur). We ate there a few times and, although it was a bit "spendy", everything was invariably flawless. Where else could you get a smoked trout appetizer with a wonderful horseradish sauce to set the tone for what was to follow? And, in addition to being in a building/house that defined "unique", the entire grounds--or setting--of the place was nearly miraculous in its ambiance. Especially considering all that was just outside the perimeter of the establishment. (I was particularly fond of the Jaegerschnitzel. =)

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