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Old 12-28-2008, 03:21 PM
 
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Wasn't the original Academy on I35 a big quonset hut? For some reason, I remember it that way...
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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Austin is missing two very good brewpubs...Waterloo Brewing & Bitter End.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Jorge's on Hancock and, no, not the current Jorge's that's there.

Yeah, the one on Hancock (we used to eat there often) went down hill after the divorce.
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: East of the Rockies
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Record, then Sound,Exchange
Inner Sanctum
The Ritz when it was a punk rock dive.
Waterloo Records on South Lamar by the Wendys.
Mad Dog & Beans
Stars Inn
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Up in a cedar tree.
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Can't comment on the 70s, but my pops told me that 2222 was once the hot rod race scene (area) then.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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Can't comment on the 70s, but my pops told me that 2222 was once the hot rod race scene (area) then.
I can say that a guy driving a car I was in once got a V-8 up to 100 on there once. I'm lucky to be here. That was freaking scary.
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I didn't get up to 100, but my first time driving the original 2222 (not the namby pamby thing they've turned it into, but the wonderful twisty-turny thing it was then) was in 1969, in my MGB. At night. At speed. Definitely scary.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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My favorite Les Amis dish was the hot bagel sandwich with tomatoes, ham, and swiss cheese. I think it was called the Yardley Bardley. Had that for lunch my first day of class at UT. In...yikes...1976.

Two of my favorite places to eat back then were Holiday House (for the hickory sauce double-burger) and Nothing Strikes Back (the iconic but long-gone psychedelic ice cream parlor).

For a nice weekend meal out, my parents would put me in the car and head over to the Villa Capri for a bacon wrapped filet. The grill was in a little gazebo area in the middle of the dining room. Our other weekend destination was Christie's seafood on Town Lake. The Villa Capri closed before I left town in 1979; I'm not sure when Christie's closed. Packer Jack gave the Villa Capri a plug on TV every weekday on the Uncle Jay Show, which was an afternoon cartoon show in the 1960's. I was too young to appreciate Jack's contribution to the Cac and Jack radio show.

I didn't see much of Austin from 1985 to 2003. What ever happened to Garner and Smith bookstore? And when did Inner Sanctum Records close?

I heard that Harold (Smith, i think), sold the business and retired to Bastrop.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I remember all three of those! Every Holiday House had some interesting thing about it...big tropical fish or something. The one on Airport had some sort of thing in a pen out front...a big lizard or something? It's been awhile! I liked their hickory burger too, but I got the abbreviated youngster version.

And my parents used to go to Christie's. Was that on Riverside right near South First? Or was the Pelican's Wharf?

And I remember the Villa Capri...I'm trying to remember where it was. Refresh my memory! Before it was "the bottom deck" of I-35 near Concordia, maybe?
Was "Villa Capri" a restaurant? When i lived on Swisher St near Seton Hosp in the mid 80s, there was a motel called "villa capri". Maybe it was named for something else?
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by Cha Ching
I remember all three of those! Every Holiday House had some interesting thing about it...big tropical fish or something. The one on Airport had some sort of thing in a pen out front...a big lizard or something? It's been awhile! I liked their hickory burger too, but I got the abbreviated youngster version.



The one on Airport had fish, IIRC. The one on Barton Springs Road, however, had an alligator and you could sit at the tables right by the window and watch him while you ate.


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