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#101 Birdland in Handley

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 12:43 AM

Did Taco Bells serve beer? Maybe even in pitchers? And did not check carefully for i.d. when High School kids came in? I have an unobvious memory of a location across from the TCU theater and of one near the Wedgewood Theater. This is in the mid 70's. I think it was Taco Bell, but it could have been Taco-Something-Else.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:00 AM

Humm, I do not ever recall Taco Bell serving alcohol. I'm thinking it must have been perhaps another place you were thinking of. Even back during the 70's, that would of been a pretty shocking movement for a fast food establishment to cross that border.

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 02:28 PM

Pizza Hut served alcohol in the 70's.
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Posted 31 July 2010 - 05:35 PM

Massey's on 8th Ave...The best Greasy Spoon in Ft Worth... Fantastic breakfast and their Chicken Fried Steak dinner was awesome. Terry and I went there many times beginning in the 60's.
I believe it is still there after all these years.
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Posted 04 September 2010 - 10:14 PM

Speaking of Seminary, does anyone have any old pics of Seminary South (the outdoors mall)? I've looked online and can't find any.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:13 AM

From a three year old post by suerta:

A little cafe on Jacksboro Highway just west of the river, made the BEST Apple Pie using cream to help cook the apples.


That would be Summers Cafe. They're still there!

On another note:

Anyone ever had a Chili Cheeseburger at The Candlelite on Vickery or Camp Bowie?

If so, I may have made it for ya!


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Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:23 AM

Friskevision, I have included a thread on Seminary South with a few photographs from the web at http://www.fortworth...t=0

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Friskevision, I have included a thread on Seminary South with a few photographs from the web at http://www.fortworth...t=0


Thanks!
I'm really looking for more around the 70's-80's pics. I spent a lot of time there, would just like some visual reminder of the place.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:12 PM

The three links that I posted were from the 1960's and the photos that I took were from the 2000's. I started my photography work when I was on the yearbook staff at Paschal in 75-76. One of our photography assignments was to go to Seminary South and take shots in the mall. If I can find those negatives or prints, they would be from the summer of 1975. Those would be the only photos that I took during that time frame. Hopefully, some of the others on the forum might have some old shots.

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:23 PM

The best fajitas where back in the 80's at the Cleburne Location Jose's Mexican Restaurant. The other locations for some reason weren't near as good and I do mean not near as good. I remember the stacks and stacks of mesquite wood they would have piled up along the wall. The fajitas came out with a great red hue, from the mesquite and would smell of total mesquite and sweetness, when put in front of you. Just the smell alone was euphoric. My family could not get enough of them. We would try many Mexican Restaurants around the North Texas area. Nothing came close to the mesquite smell and taste that Jose's produce. Sadly though in the 90's Jose's Mexican Restaurant took a huge nose dive the mesquite stack was gone the marinade was different and from that point on the fajitas where not just bad they where terrible. The rest of there food was still pretty good. I could literally kick myself for not at least trying to get that marinade recipe off of them. O well it's forever lost. There is a rumor (true or not) story behind why the fajitas went down hill. But it would take way to long to get into. They also had some of the best chorizo cut potatoes. Now all locations are close and one of the co owners even died not to long ago. The other sad part was the waitstaff at Jose's was fantastic and very friendly. I never once felt unwelcome during that time frame. We got to be good friends with several of the waiters.

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 10:07 AM

Memories from the 50's and 60's:

The Fairway steakhouse on Camp Bowie, next to the water tower. A golf-themed place with great steaks.

The Chicken Shack and Howard Johnson's, also on Camp Bowie. The Shack's chicken had a thick batter coating, and Ho Jo's had fantastic chocolate chip ice cream.

Finley's Cafeteria (later the Black Eyed Pea and currently Lucille's) -- good home cooking.

Grier's Eat Easy -- a little place at 2d and Main that served wonderful barbecue sandwiches for lunch.

Blue Star Inn on Camp Bowie -- delicious Chinese food; owned by Jimmy Dip, who later opened another restaurant on University.

Town Talk -- great place for a hamburger before or after a movie at the Ridglea.

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 02:31 PM

The Mexican Inn on E Lancaster was where Terry and I went to eat on Jan. 16th 1967 the night we got married...Then we spent the night at the Holiday Inn at I-30 and University Dr. The next morning we headed north to New England for a few months and then came back to good old Ft Worth, Tx. for our 45 years together.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:41 AM

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Oak Acres BBQ -- it has been there as long as I can remember (back to the late 60's at least). For all of my adult life it has been owned by James Quave (a family friend), but whatever it was that forced the Hip Pocket from that location also pushed James out, IIRC. I may be wrong about this, but for some reason that's how I remember it.

Back in the days before Loop 820, growing up on Heron Drive where nobody had fenced yards, my dog used to make the two-mile trip to Oak Acres to get good bones and scraps. She'd bring those bones back and protect them like they were her puppies. Seems impossible that it was ever so, now.

Oak Acres was still there a couple years ago. My Grandfather built most of the dining room in the back, cutting the timbers for the roof by hand with a hand saw that was as old as he was. My brother and I stopped in one day on a drive through the old neighborhood. James was there and remembered us from the 1960's. the BBQ was still as good as ever but that time I had a beer with my meal.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

Hi everybody! I used to live in Fort Worth for the first 23 years of my life. Does anyone remember a little restaurant or bar on 28th street that had a plane on the roof; they made it to look like the plane nose-dived into the building?

I remember the original Griff's hamburgers in River Oaks (there is a Whataburger there now.)
They had arcade machines like Xevous and Pacman and I always pestered my dad for quarters.

And an egg shack that my mom used to frequent that looked like a huge egg in River Oaks.

And who could forget the Clown Burger in Haltom City.

Any pictures?

Thanks,

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:38 PM

Hi everybody! I used to live in Fort Worth for the first 23 years of my life. Does anyone remember a little restaurant or bar on 28th street that had a plane on the roof; they made it to look like the plane nose-dived into the building?

I remember the original Griff's hamburgers in River Oaks (there is a Whataburger there now.)
They had arcade machines like Xevous and Pacman and I always pestered my dad for quarters.

And an egg shack that my mom used to frequent that looked like a huge egg in River Oaks.

And who could forget the Clown Burger in Haltom City.

Any pictures?

Thanks,

J. Priestly



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Posted 17 March 2011 - 09:41 PM

Clown Burger in Haltom City. I used to eat there when I went to the old Haltom High School pre 1970. It was a large fresh made burger.
They have now moved to Stanley-Keller Road in Haltom City,although I have not been there. You can find some old pics online at fortworthyesterday.com

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

In 1964 as a transplant from New England I was treated to my 1st taste of Mexican food at El Chicos on Camp Bowie...Yukk, and I have never had it since. I'll stick to sea food , burgers and fries. My wife (from Ft Worth) loved it and when we went there I would always have their great chicken fried steak...I do like very much though their chips and dip. By the way, my favorite Ft Worth food by far is chicken fried steak just about anywhere, as long as there is plenty of cream gravy on it...


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Now that we are talking about food and I am a native of Boston living here in the Ft Worth area now for more than 50 years I am sure we have a few Yankees here on this forum.   The one food I've missed being away from New England is a huge platter of deep fried sea scallops so the last time i visited up north I found a sea food cook who gave me an awesome recipe and I found some Jumbo scallops at the store and I have been enjoying them for a few months now. Any way if there are some of you that crave scallops as I do, I would be glad to send the recipe and exactly how to prepare and deep fry them....Let me know. herbajones@yahoo.com.005.jpg


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 09:05 PM

I am not big on scallops,  but that sure does look good.



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:03 PM

So glad someone mentioned Goff's Best burgers anywhere. Also, when my family moved to Ft Worth in 57, there was a Spudnut donut shop on Camp Bowie. There's not too many of those around now, a couple in Ohio, but they made AMAZING glazed donuts. I think it was close to where the $1.99 Steak House was a few years later (wonder if anyone remembers THAT one)



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

If we are still talking of our past I say that Carlsons on University Dr. with their awesome Baconburger will always be #1.http://www.burgervoi...nd-iowa-336.JPG


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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:05 PM

Reading in another thread about a prepared food business based in Austin (who knew, I live in Austin and never heard of it) and recommendations for setting up business on W7th,  causes me to ask:

 

Is the Back Porch still in businees?

 

The pre-curser (to me) of shops like Subway,  was the Great Outdoors sandwich shops.  Are they still around?



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 04:30 PM

No, the Back Porch closed down quite some time ago.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 05:55 PM

Making me hungry in here!


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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:21 AM

Does anybody remember the old La Familia?  I remember stopping into their location when they were actually on 7th street and Al would bring out my steak fajita taco, loaded wtih guacamole and spicy pico.  One was enough for a lunch and it was wrapped in foil and tossed in a paper sack.  Such greatness.  They probably don't still have that on the menu.



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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:25 AM

Summer's Café has been closed for several months.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 07:59 PM

Does anybody remember the old La Familia?  I remember stopping into their location when they were actually on 7th street and Al would bring out my steak fajita taco, loaded wtih guacamole and spicy pico.  One was enough for a lunch and it was wrapped in foil and tossed in a paper sack.  Such greatness.  They probably don't still have that on the menu.

 

Those were the days....walking into an old Dairy Queen (McDonald's?) and getting the best homemade salsa in the world.  That was a little slice of heaven.


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 08:31 PM

When La Familia was located on West 7th Street, it was inside an old McDonald's. 



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 08:28 AM

I would love to be able to view these pics and show my Mom! My great grandparents, Gene and Dolores Wooten, owned the Merry Go Round on Berry St. back in the 1960s!!

 

If anyone has any photos of the building, please share!!!

 

 

I've noticed some people here talking about the Merry Go Round burger joint on Berry. Well, It just so happens my granddad was manager of it for years. I also frequested Mama's Pizza a LOT! I still go there whenever I'm in town. Here's some pics of the Merry Go Round!
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Posted 18 March 2015 - 09:55 AM

Welcome to the forum, Bliss!

 

It looks friskevision hasn't logged in since 2010 so he probably won't see your post. However, looking at the image links I see they were all hosted on what appears to be his own web site: http://www.friskevision.com. That web site still exists and there is contact information there for a Bobby Friske. He signed a post in this thread as Bobby so I'm guessing it's him. You might contact him through that site; maybe he still has the images and can share them with you.



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:37 PM

Thank you for the help! I did send him an email through his website and it looks like there is a phone number as well!!



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Posted 18 March 2015 - 07:24 PM

I would like to welcome you here, also.  It looks like the other forum members have taken good care of you and they have steered you in the right direction.



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Posted 09 June 2017 - 01:21 AM

Humm, I do not ever recall Taco Bell serving alcohol. I'm thinking it must have been perhaps another place you were thinking of. Even back during the 70's, that would of been a pretty shocking movement for a fast food establishment to cross that border.

 I remember the Taco Bell on Montgomery across from the museums serving beer.  






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