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Old 06-11-2007, 02:47 AM
 
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Does anyone remember the Dog House restaurant that used to be on the corner of S W Military Dr and Somerset Rd? Or the Spotted Horse that was at S W Military and I35? And what about the pizza place further east on Military Dr, was it Colona's Pizza???
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:03 AM
 
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As a matter of fact, alamocitygirl, I remember all of those places. The Dog House and the Spotted Horse were both popular hang outs. I remember the pizza place, but not sure of the name. Their pizza was unique. That was the first pizza I ever had as a kid.
If you remember these, you might remember Kelly's which was right across the street from the old South San High on, what I believe was Dwight Ave at that time, its now Southcross. It was a small place that sold hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, candy, ice cream, etc. I think it was only open before school, at lunch time, and after school for a short period of time. I believe it was primarily in business to serve the school kids. As best as I can remember there was always a long line which extended out the door and down the sidewalk. The people who owned it lived in a house next to the little store.
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Old 06-12-2007, 01:04 PM
 
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Does anyone remember.....Cap'n Jims, I believe, Roosevelt at Southcross? Last I knew, a Bill Miller BBQ is on that spot.....

Or the Jim's Frontier Burger on the Austin Highway......near where it crossed Harry Wurzbach? Or the Bun 'n' Barrel?

alamocitygirl, sereneintexas, I remember the places you mention....thanks for very pleasant recollections...and please continue the interesting posts!

And, my father spend 34 yrs at Duncan Field/Kelly AFB, retiring in 1976.
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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Does anyone remember.....Cap'n Jims, I believe, Roosevelt at Southcross? Last I knew, a Bill Miller BBQ is on that spot.....

Or the Jim's Frontier Burger on the Austin Highway......near where it crossed Harry Wurzbach? Or the Bun 'n' Barrel?

alamocitygirl, sereneintexas, I remember the places you mention....thanks for very pleasant recollections...and please continue the interesting posts!

And, my father spend 34 yrs at Duncan Field/Kelly AFB, retiring in 1976.
Oh yes, MacSoundMan! I still think they should have made Cap'n Jims a historical site. That was one cool place! Yeah, there is a Bill Miller's there.

I remember Jim's Frontiers but the Jim's Frontier I remember best was the one on Broadway, across from the old ButterKrust Bakery. My first year at San Antonio College I used to eat lunch there almost every day and had the same thing practically every time ~~~ Jim's Smokey Burger and fries with tea.

and... How about that ButterKrust Bakery. Don't know if it's still there. When you drove by you'd smell fresh baked bread uuummmmm!!! The last few times I've been in the area I didn't smell it so it's probably gone. Where I don't know, but the stores do still sell ButterKrust, don't they???

Believe it are not, the Bun and Barrel is still there! Of course not the same owner. I'm not sure who exactly opened it in 1950, but now a guy by the name of Carlos owns it. And they still have curb service, there's a sign out front that says "Honk for curb service".

We'll never forget Kelly Field! My Uncle worked there too and retired many years ago.

Oh, and what about Playland Park across Alamo street from Jim's on Broadway? That was one of the places to be! Remember......
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:42 PM
 
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Smile other fun spots...........

How about the Dairy Mart at the corner of Laredo Highway and what used to be Dwight Ave (now Southcross)? I think this existed before Dairy Queen, or at least before Dairy Queen got so popular. My sister carhopped there back in the early '60's.
Then there was another drivein restaurant down on S E Military, east of South Presa, almost across from Brooks AFB. Oh, yes, I remember the name now, it was The Flame, I believe..... Does anyone remember that place from the '60's?
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Oh, yes, I remember the name now, it was The Flame, I believe..... Does anyone remember that place from the '60's?
The Flame was at the corner of Old Corpus Christi Hwy and Military. My uncle used to take me out there on Sunday nights (it was a hot rod hang out back in the day).
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:56 PM
 
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The Flame was at the corner of Old Corpus Christi Hwy and Military. My uncle used to take me out there on Sunday nights (it was a hot rod hang out back in the day).
Yeah, it was a hot rod hand out! I think it's a mexican food restaurant now.
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:20 AM
 
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When I first moved to SA there was a coffee shop on Military Drive. It sat between commercial and pleasanton rd, I think. Can't remember the name, was it KP's or DJ's or something like that. It was open all night and a lot of us young people liked hanging out there. I'm not sure why, I guess it was as good a place as any for those of us who didn't hang out in bars. Seemed like it was a favorite hangout for police officers as well. This was, like in the 70's.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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When I first moved to SA there was a coffee shop on Military Drive. It sat between commercial and pleasanton rd, I think. Can't remember the name, was it KP's or DJ's or something like that. It was open all night and a lot of us young people liked hanging out there. I'm not sure why, I guess it was as good a place as any for those of us who didn't hang out in bars. Seemed like it was a favorite hangout for police officers as well. This was, like in the 70's.
Yes Alamogirl it was called KP's I remember when I was younger my grandparents would take us there for breakfast and it was awesome. There is now a cellular phone store at that location.
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Old 06-30-2007, 09:07 PM
 
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'Teen Canteen' by Blossom Athletic Center? Did I dream that was there?
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