Monthly Archives: August 2012

DRIVE-IN TIME WARPS in the USA (#3)

The first drive-in restaurant in the Pacific Northwest was established in 1930 in Renton by A.H. Rutherford. The combination of Triple XXX Root Beer and food turned out to be a great idea which spread nationwide. Of all the XXXs … Continue reading

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DRIVE-IN TIME WARPS in the USA (#2)

TRIPLE A (Houston, Texas) Situated next to the Farmer’s Market on Airline, coming here is like stepping back in time.  Is it the 1950s?  60s? 70s? Yes, yes, and yes.  Are you thinking it could be the 1980s in here? … Continue reading

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DRIVE-IN TIME WARPS in the USA (#1)

CUPP’S DRIVE-INN (Waco, Texas) A friend and I stopped here for a quick breakfast on our way through town and felt as though we’d fallen through a rabbit hole and tumbled back through time into a small town, Depression-Era cafe. … Continue reading

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THE ROOTS OF ROOT BEER

Root beer has its origins in what is referred to as small beers. Small beers are a collection of local beverages (some alcoholic, some not) made during colonial times in America from a variety of herbs, barks, and roots that … Continue reading

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THE BEST BURGER IN MIDTOWN? FAT CHANCE

                  In my recurring dream, I’m on a late-night bus, a Greyhound, somewhere between here and there, but most definitely somewhere in the South – the southern United States, that is. Apart … Continue reading

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CLASSIC L.A. EATERIES

It may seem at times like new L.A. restaurants are popping up like  proverbial toadstools. Probably because they are. But what about those ‘old faithfuls,’  the tried and true classic, old-time L.A. eating eateries that Angelinos — young and not … Continue reading

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7 AM CINNAMON ROLLS

Because I woke up at 5 a.m. and rolled around in bed for 2 hours before I realized I wasn’t going back to sleep, I was struck at last by the weirdest memory – those lazy winter afternoons when I … Continue reading

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