Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q

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2007/02/26 09:53:58 (permalink)

Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q

A photo in one of my barbecue books ("BBQ USA", page 375) shows the actor Mickey Rooney wearing an apron and chef's hat featuring a "Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q" logo. He looks like he could be anywhere from his 40s to his late 50s, which would put the timeframe somewhere in the '60s or '70s.

I did a little online research but all I could find was a single mention that "barbecue eateries" were one of the business ventures he's dabbled in over the years. Does anyone remember this restaurant? If I had to guess at a location I'd say California because of Hollywood, but I have no way of knowing that for sure. Thanks!

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    C Turner Joy
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    RE: Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2007/02/26 10:25:07 (permalink)
    Pretty sure he lived in Florida in the early 70's. I played Little League with his son. I remember him being at a few games. I do not recall the restaurant though.
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    RE: Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2007/02/26 11:34:17 (permalink)
    I thought he lived at Boys Town. Chow Jim
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    RE: Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2007/02/26 11:42:29 (permalink)
    Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Cue? 60s/70s?

    Would make sense, he had ready access to all the washed-out stars you could Cue back then.
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    RE: Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2007/02/26 11:47:19 (permalink)
    When I was a kid (mid 1970's), there was a "Mickey Rooney's Weenie World" In Massapequa, Long Island. It was in a strange flying saucer shaped building. It didn't last long, and was replaced by several restaurants, one of which was a pretty good gyro shop. Anyone know if this weird building is still there?
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    Re:Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2011/04/06 19:10:20 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    A photo in one of my barbecue books ("BBQ USA", page 375) shows the actor Mickey Rooney wearing an apron and chef's hat featuring a "Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q" logo. He looks like he could be anywhere from his 40s to his late 50s, which would put the timeframe somewhere in the '60s or '70s.

    I did a little online research but all I could find was a single mention that "barbecue eateries" were one of the business ventures he's dabbled in over the years. Does anyone remember this restaurant? If I had to guess at a location I'd say California because of Hollywood, but I have no way of knowing that for sure. Thanks!

    Brad

     
    There was a Mickey Rooney's STAR-B-Q on Wilcox near Selma Avenue across from the main Hollywood 90028 post office back in the 70's, I think it later turned into a Houston's, but not the Houston's that are around now. Looking at google maps, it appears it is either now an empty lot or a place on the corner called Shin's.
    I don't remember it being that name for a long time, and I don't think I ever ate there, even though it was very close to where I worked back then.
     
    Brian
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    mar52
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    Re:Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2011/04/06 19:17:56 (permalink)
    That Houston's was my favorite place to eat during 1978 - 1979 when I worked on Highland Ave just south of Willoughby.
     
    The best pulled pork sandwich and hot sauce I've ever found.
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    Re:Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2011/04/06 20:15:28 (permalink)
    I hear Micky Rooney wanted to get into the Q business, but he always came up a little......short
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    Re:Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2018/09/05 17:03:38 (permalink)
    I've seen a photo of Mickey Rooney in an apron for some restaurant of his, but never paid attention to the name.
    My  late father who grew up in the 1920s and 30s could remember when he was called Mickey Mcguire.
    Of course my dad could remember pre -code movies and cartoons too.
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    Re:Mickey Rooney's Star-B-Q 2018/09/05 19:45:41 (permalink)
    joerogo
    I hear Micky Rooney wanted to get into the Q business, but he always came up a little......short

    Talk about dry aged pork!
    post edited by 1bbqboy - 2018/09/05 19:47:19
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