Trip mentioned drive ins and brought back so many great memories. I will ask this. does anyone remember the drive in restaurants with car hops? I remember Adventure Car Hop in Saugus Mass. A Boston radio announcer was always advertising it. They gave away 45 rpm records with a certain special they served. The announcer was Arnie Woo Woo Ginsberg from WMEX in Boston. Those of you with Boston roots should remember him. Those were the days!!
You bet.....Bob"s Big Boy in Whittier Calif.....it's where you just went to cruise & car hop service....oh yeah.....remember this red '57 Chevy crusing...what a car. Couple years later, I married the.......car? woops, I married the guy ...30+++++++ years later, I still got the guy but the car he sold to his brother after he got one to many tickets :o
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I remember the car hops on roller skates. Donna (RD) this should brighten your day. There was a root beer A & W, I think where you could get their floats for a low price on certain days. We now have a drive-in on the same spot called Sonic Drive In. I have not had the time to try out there food. Does any one know if the burgers are as good as the old days?
In NJ many of our Stewart's Rootbeer places provide car hop service.
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We had an A&W RootBeer. Believe it or not that was the hot spot after the Drive-in Movie let out. As if we hadn't all had enough sugar. But hey after all that salty popcorn, what is better to wash it down than an ice cold A&W? It has been gone for a long time. It was turned into a car dealership. The spot where the drive-in was is now a couple of stores and the mini-golf is now storage sheds. All very sad.
We do have a new mini-golf, right behind McDonalds. Real convienent for parents.
When I was a kid, we had an A&W that had car-hop service, but I don't remember rollerskates. Up until a few years ago, in the summertime, there was still rollerskate car-hop service at Montreal landmark restaurant called the Orange Julep. Flying into Montreal, it's an instantly recognizable landmark, a giant bright orange ball, located next to a busy highway. Never like orange juleps, but the food was good!
In Indianapolis we had the "Kings Kup", and another one on Rt 40 that served the best breaded tenderloin sandwiches that you can imagine. The one on 40 even had a small screen, similar to a drive in that played short movies etc. Ah yes,,,those were the days.
Hi Trip, I was singing right along with you. Adventure was located so conveniently close to Saugus Drive in too. You are familiar with the area there do you remember the Howdy Beef Burger that was next to Valle's Steak house? .15 cent burgers and .10 cent fries and .10 for a coke? I grew up to go to work at Valle's as a hostess then a waitress. Other landmark places I loved in the area were Kowloon and Hilltop Steak House with the cattle out front. I do believe both are still there too. Such sweet memories. I really need to go visit Melrose and the surrounding area. Maybe I will go to my 40th class reunion in October.
Like VTjen, we had A + W rootbeer driveinn. I am still looking for a place that makes a Hamburger as good as they did back then. It is kinda funny. The old building is now a resturant that is run by a guy that use to be one of the biggest cruisers there was in town. Now all the people that use to burn rubber and cruise the joint, now go inside on thick rubber shoes and talk about how their joints hurt.
Grew up in Maine and went to high school in No. Carolina. I remember all the places in Saugus and Arnie "woo woo" Ginsberg. (relocated to Ma. in 1962). Valle's steakhouse originated in Portland, Maine. As teenagers we had Riley's Barbecue in N.C. We would ride around and around, after all gas was .19 a gallon and a vending machine bottle of coke was a nickel.