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Old 12-07-2008, 04:05 AM
 
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The BB-Q place is Sonny Bryans. Love that place & they are still exactly the same. How bout the nightlife in the late 70's? Myself & few gal friends would hit Bellringer, Foxhunter, Scottland Yard. First place that we would stop would be the bowling alley in which they had a club at the top called The Cuckoos Nest. Holy Cow!! Had so much fun!! The next weekend we would hit all the rock & roll places such as the Bijou, the Old Plantation, Cardis. There were so many places in 5 mile radius.
I remember the Longhorn Ballroom as well as the Electric Ballroom where I saw many a band there. Right down the street from The Longhorn was 2 clubs that were pretty popular in the middle 70's, The Lampost & Thirsty Thirties. Many good memories!!!
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:38 AM
 
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Anyone remember Little Bit of Sweden smorgesboard restaurant?? We went there a lot in the 1970s. In or near Park Cities area. Maybe Lovers Lane/Inwood. All the food was on a big circular spinning thing and you scooped out what you wanted while it went by and when it spun around to the back it went behind a wall and the staff refilled the food supply. It was constantly spinning very very slowly.
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Old 12-08-2008, 04:21 PM
 
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It was behind the Inwood Theater, a little to the east...
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:56 PM
 
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my uncle owned the playboy lounge on greenville ave. it burned down. his name was red dabbs.
my other uncle owned the players lounge, down on ross ave. and carroll ave. his name kenneth dabbs, other uncle owned the casba over on knox and henderson. jeannie patrone owned a bar on corner of greenville and lovers lane, s.m.u. football players hung out there. can't remember the name. bob whites barbecue was up on greenville, curb and inside. there was many bars now gone.
my aunt's name was margie and she worked at alot of the places, but mainly brownies over on east grand, it stayed open all night. i enjoy going down memory lane too. patsy
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:04 PM
 
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Default the debonair is on samuel's not the longhorn.

the longhorn is out close to industrial blvd. the debonair had a house band i think the debonairs. patsy
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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Default i think your talking about dickies barbecue.

dickies was by central, and it cooked and sold out and closed.
patsy
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:42 AM
 
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dickies was by central, and it cooked and sold out and closed.
patsy
Last time I checked the original Dickey's BBQ restaurant was still there, at the NEC of Central and Henderson. I ate there every week during the early to mid '80s since my office was a block away.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:12 AM
 
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Anyone remember Little Bit of Sweden smorgesboard restaurant?? We went there a lot in the 1970s. In or near Park Cities area. Maybe Lovers Lane/Inwood. All the food was on a big circular spinning thing and you scooped out what you wanted while it went by and when it spun around to the back it went behind a wall and the staff refilled the food supply. It was constantly spinning very very slowly.
Remember it well. Back when I was young and single, a group of us would occassionally dine there when we had saved up the costly 10 bucks it took to eat all of the steak, shrimp cocktail, and other good stuff you could put away. Great place.

How about Southern Kitchen, speaking of all you can eat. Their crabmeat cocktail and cinnamon rolls were to die for.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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If this qualifies---

I remember a German restaurant called "Kuby's" in University Park (close to SMU) that was fun to go to on Saturdays for pastries and coffee, always bustling.

Also remember "Tolbert's" a chili restaurant that had a lot of Texas memorabilia with a large Lone Star neon sign that twinkled away---they had a country fried steak that was famous also.
Kuby's is still there.

The Tolbert's I frequented was on McKinney, just south of Knox, back in the early to mid '80s. Fantastic food, esp. chili.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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HP Cassidys.....The Gold Rush...Number 3 Lift....Madcap Mollies....Old Theater.....
We would drive in from SFA in Nacogdoches to just drink free at ladies night
Wow, I almost forgot about HP Cassidys. I remember when Tony Dorsett was a rookie, I saw him get into a fight with a bartender at Number 3 Lift.

How about the Abbey Inn - lots of good bands including David Allen Coe, Nitzinger, etc. played there. And at the other end of that strip - the Caboose. And the Point on NW Highway near Sterling Jewelry.
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