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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 04:31:04 (permalink)
Oh, those were the days.......
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 11:11:53 (permalink)

 
Drink your milk, dear.  Mommy's going to the back room for some bathtub gin.
 
I don't remember eating at the dime stores but back in the '70s the local Sears, Marshall Field's and Walgreens all had some form of restaurant.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 12:10:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby ChiTownDiner 2019/02/06 12:23:54
A patty melt from the Woolworth lunch counter in Dublin,GA. If I close my eyes I'm there.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 13:20:02 (permalink)
Great memories of getting a bite while shopping w/ my Mom when I was very young...Newberry's in Bangor, Me and People's Drug in Seven Corners, FC, Va
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 13:43:24 (permalink)
This is turning into a real nostalgia trip for me, Woolworths growing up in Union City in the 50's and then down here in Brick in the early '60s with H.L. Green, another dime store. So many lunches there. Such a simpler time. Good food fast (not fast food). I repeat GOOD FOOD, FAST...NOT FAST FOOD!!!
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 13:47:41 (permalink)
I routinely ate at Woolworth's in Birmingham when I was a teenager. They had multiple locations and you could get a good hamburger combo for about $3. Fried chicken platters were under $5.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/04 23:12:48 (permalink)
The drugstores had such great lunch counters too!  I remember them well...along with Woolworth's!
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/05 01:00:30 (permalink)
Jane and Michael' book Square Meals has a great chapter on lunch counter type foods and recipes.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/05 02:06:38 (permalink)
From back when the world made sense. Some of the best food I ever ate came from dime store lunch counters. (sigh...)
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/05 12:10:02 (permalink)
Drug and dime store lunch counters and soda fountains are one of my favorite roadfood genres. I always look for them when planning a trip.
 
I remember our local shopping mall having a dime store with a lunch counter when I was a kid.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/05 13:07:06 (permalink)
At at the Woolworth's  with a friend and her mom back in the 1960s. Think it was the one in Wonderland Mall in San Antonio. Joske's Department Store   at the Las Palmas Shopping Mall in San Antonio had a lunch counter. Momma would get her hair done, and we would have lunch there. My favorite thing to order was the cheese enchiladas.
This was in the 50s. Recall the last time i was  in Milwaukee and we went to  some mall, we ate  at the Boston Store in their cafeteria. Had either a hot roast beef, or hot  turkey sandwich. This was served open faced style with gravy,etc.  There is a book called Counter Culture in regards to Texas. There was a dime store in Seguin,  our county seat that had a lunch counter. Got to go out there some time to the library and see if the  place is still there.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/06 09:53:48 (permalink)
After school, I'd often stop at W. T. Grants for a crispy, roller-grilled hot dog on a toasted New England bun.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/06 10:03:54 (permalink)
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After school, I'd often stop at W. T. Grants for a crispy, roller-grilled hot dog on a toasted New England bun.




 
Woolworth's lunch counter had roller-grilled dogs in toasted and buttered New England buns, too.  You couldn't buy that style of bun in grocery stores in Indianapolis in those days.  I loved them.  Still do.  Only kind of acceptable bun for Connecticut-style hot lobster rolls, in my opinion.
 
It was a ritual for me to go to Woolworth's  (located in an early "shopping center" in north-suburban Indianapolis) with my mother on the first day of school (which was always a half day for elementary school) with my school supply list. We'd buy the supplies, and then have lunch at the counter.  My brother and I were only allowed one Coke (or other carbonated beverage) each week -- usually on Saturday night, with homemade popcorn -- so it was a real treat to have that lunch, because Mom would let me have a fountain Coke with my hot dog.
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Re: Lunching at the dime store 2019/02/06 11:40:22 (permalink)
When I was a kid growing up in Newport News, VA. in the 60's, shopping trips with Mom often included lunch at Woolworth's in downtown NN. Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches.....great memories!
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