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Old 09-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #11
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HOSAKA in west LA. All you can eat sushi for 1 hour for $22. They changed hands over 10 years ago and don't offer AYCE any more. Nothing came close in price, quality, and quantity.

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Old 09-26-2008, 11:43 AM   #12
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Fudruckers....they took it out of my city RIGHT when I moved here!!

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Old 09-26-2008, 11:52 AM   #13
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The first thing that came to my mind when i read the title of the thread was " Mama Leone's " , and sure enough, thats what i saw when I opened the thread. I remember as a child, we went to the city to see the tree, a museum, and always ended up at Mama Leone's. I remember around Thanksgiving time, there was always a barrel of candied corn as u waited to be seated, and the bowl of celery, carrots and olives, along with a huge chunk of Mozzarella cheese waiting for u at the table when yu were seated. I also remember me and my brother fighting for all the black olives, making my sister cry, because she didnt get any. So the waitress brought a huge bowl of black olives just for her. Oh yeah, I also remember a woman strolling around singing from table to table accompanied by a guy playing either a violin or mandolin ( its been a good 30 years so my memory isnt great), and we told them it was my fathers birthday, and they came and sung a song just for him ( he hates beingthe center of attention, so it was real funny ( for us anyway!!)). I think the restaurant changed locations for awhile, just wasnt the same then eventually went belly up..
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:07 PM   #14
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red lobster closed in my town. they are still at the beach i think, but not easy to make a trip there. really miss it.

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:37 PM   #15
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Aunt Emma's Pancake House, in San Diego. My uncle was the manager and I have the best memories of that restaurant. My uncle treated my sister and me to dinner there on a couple of our birthdays--without our parents. We felt so grown up! They had wonderful pancakes and waffles, as well as great dinners. They also had the best cheesecake, but I do have the recipe for that, as my uncle gave it to my mom.

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Old 09-26-2008, 06:54 PM   #16
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No doubt, Hofbrauhus Highlands, NJ. THE Best German restaurant ever. Would kill for their meatball appy.
I went to a german restaurant in Fort Worth, TX by the same name. Believe it or not I had an out of this world Country Fried Steak and oh let's not forget the fried dill pickles. I wonder if it's the same.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:57 PM   #17
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This restaurant isn't closed, but there over an hour away sinced I moved back out to the country to care for my mother. It's called Carmaletta's. Their chicken enchilada's are to die for and the best salsa I've ever had. About twice a year I have to make the drive to get my enchilada fix.
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Old 09-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #18
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Chi-Chi's - It was a sad day in my family when we pulled up to find it deserted.

Zantigo's for my wife. She always talkes about how good it was. I think there are a few around still but no where near us.
According to my wife it was far superior to Taco Bell. She always talkes about how good it was. I think there are a few around still but no where near us.

Dumplin's, it was a mom & pop buffet. It was cheap and had the best food. They closed under mysterious conditions then re-opened about 6 months later but it was never the same. I think everyone I worked with went there. It's now a funeral home. Fitting in a way.

deelady I looked on Yahoo yellow pages and they still have a Fudrucker's listed. We haven't been to that one in years might be worth calling. (Oops looks like it's gone too. I just tried to call)

Arther Treachers was everwhere when I was a kid then they disappeared until about 10 years or so ago. There is at least one in the midwest. I didn't remember much about it but I had to stop in. It was OK.

Sister's Chicken & Biscuits, far superior in every way to KFC. They tried to cut costs at the sake of quality and taste then went under. Their spicey chicken was the bomb. R.I.P.
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Old 09-26-2008, 11:35 PM   #19
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Back in the thirties and forties their was a restaurant that my mother was the head cook and my dad would take me up to pick up my mom, and all of the waitress's would make a fuss over me and later my date and I would go for a nice dinner. Now it is gone and a hot sheet motel stands there. A great loss for the community
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:59 AM   #20
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Bel Canto in Lexington MA (and Cambridge, though I never went to that location). Also Flint's Barbecue here in Oakland, CA. Flint's technically still exists, but the quality is far below what they once served.

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