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Old 05-10-2007, 03:21 PM   #11
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I was just thinking when I posted my menu for tonight how when I was young my Dad would take me out to dinner when Mom worked late. I usually ordered Hot roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes and gravy. Loved it !
Barb, when I would get to eat out, that was all I wanted too. We had a place called "Matt's". They had the best. Thanks for the memory!
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:29 PM   #12
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As a kid, if we wanted something special, we would order and bring it home. My dad hated going out to eat big time.. Now , my aunt was a different story, she would take my mother and me to this quiet beautiful restaurant outside of town..We go in passing what looked like a butcher counter, into a pretty room with tables set with linens and china and silver, beautiful needlepoint stuffed dinning chairs..The waiters all dressed in black tuxedo's would offer you a menu after seating you and pushing in your chair,they would take your order and you would then walk out to the butcher counter and choose your steak or lobester, go back to your table and enjoy an appy, then soup, then salad and then out came your choice cooked to perfection, (mine always, med rare) I still remember the waiters looking to my aunt or mom to see if what I'd ordered was allowed My aunt usually would quietly say, please ask the young lady..I was 4 or 5 at the time..I usually ended up with a fancy dessert, because the waiters were thrown by a little kids please and thank yous and the fact, there was not one bite of the steak left I must have weighed all of 27 lbs. back then!! I think they thought I was hiding the food in a bag! But boy I loved that meal..
But I think my favorite was our friday night trip into China town for Chinese then on to a movie and afterwards a stop at this fantastic drive in for a burger or for me a BBQ'd beef ummmmmm that was the best!

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Old 05-10-2007, 04:46 PM   #13
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Aren't the good memories great ! Thanks for sharing - I have enjoyed them all.
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:16 PM   #14
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Our dinner our was pizza, fried clams, antipasto and pasta. Strange but I would love it now. Sad to say the restuarant is long gone. Makes me wonder what my children would say? I think they would say "chinese food"
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:22 PM   #15
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There were so many of us, we rarely went out to eat. It was a big deal to pile in the station wagon and go to A&W and get the dinky size glass of root beer (anyone remember how they used to be served in GLASS?)

An even bigger deal when visiting grandparents in California was to go to Big Boy (Big Bob's?) for hamburgers that came on a plate instead of wrapped in paper.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:09 PM   #16
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cheeseburger with fries and a c-plus.even when we went to Disneyland i remember oredering that all the time and almost crying in front of the waiter when my aunt said that i shouldn't have that and to try someting new.but on that trip i did try a chocolate mousee for the first time. Remember not sure what the waiter was trying to get me to eat...moose meat with chocolate crossed my mind once but was very glad in the end when it came.
I also remember being able to order the shirley tempels(didn't always have c-plus) good memories ---
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I remember as a kid my dad driving by those Big Boy's the big sign on top of the building with the boy holding up a huge burger.Man oh man, I really wanted to go there never did get to go I loved hamburgers as a kid and still love them now.My best memory is my Uncle Willie would take my dad my step mother, me and my brother on Sundays to a restaurant they had what they called a smorgasboard in actuality was really a huge buffet all you can eat but it had a little or the (traditional swedish smorgasboard stuff).I thought it was the greatest.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:25 PM   #18
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Mud,I remember A&W the glasses were frosted as they put the mugs in the freezer wet to get them frosty.I worked at one when I was 15.Remember? Papa,Mama,Teen and Baby burgers.I could probably still tell you what each one was made with.
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A&W was a cool memory that I wish my kids had.
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:29 PM   #20
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There were so many of us, we rarely went out to eat. It was a big deal to pile in the station wagon and go to A&W and get the dinky size glass of root beer (anyone remember how they used to be served in GLASS?)

An even bigger deal when visiting grandparents in California was to go to Big Boy (Big Bob's?) for hamburgers that came on a plate instead of wrapped in paper.
oh, yes, mudbug, I remember those A&W's in a glass well(you felt so special and they were delicious!)-----it was really a treat to drink those and most people did not go out to eat back then. Either you had hired help or your mom did the cooking. We fell in the latter group. Nice thread--brings back lots of memories
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