Roadfood Songs

Saint Matt
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2005/02/05 01:18:08 (permalink)

Roadfood Songs

I have Hal Blaine's Drums! Drums! a Go Go album, and on there he has a tune called "Midnight at Pink's" about the hot dog stand in Hollywood.

I also remember that the Smithereens came out with a song called "White Castle Blues" back in the 80's.

Are there any other songs about famous roadfood joints?

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    Michael Stern
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    RE: Roadfood Songs 2005/02/05 03:20:25 (permalink)
    It's not famous, but the Castle of the Jaguar really exists (so I'm told), and it plays a prominent role in the Tom Russell song, "Cuban Sandwich," which includes this wonderful chorus:

    It's got two kinds of pig, ham and roast pork,
    A slice of white cheese as long as your fork.
    Put in a pickle, and if you're ever in New York,
    Say "El Cubano" -- that's a Cuban sandwich.
    carlton pierre
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    RE: Roadfood Songs 2005/02/05 03:41:34 (permalink)
    Utah Phillips put out an album a few years ago called, "Good Though!" which is from the "roadfood" track on the album. I won't give it away, suggest y'all give it a listen.
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    RE: Roadfood Songs 2005/02/05 08:23:13 (permalink)
    I don't know if this counts but the story is that Jimmy Buffett composed "Cheeseburger in Paradise" after eating cheeseburgers many times at Dennis Pharmacy in Key West (southern most drug store in the USA and a great Roadfood place.)
    Lucky Bishop
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    RE: Roadfood Songs 2005/02/05 14:28:45 (permalink)
    Our own EliseT has a personal connection to one of my favorite Roadfood songs, Lawndale's "The Days of Pup 'n' Taco."
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    RE: Roadfood Songs 2005/02/05 15:48:49 (permalink)
    I used to go a lot to the Sunset Grill, on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Great Double chili cheese on a kaiser roll and pastrami on a kaiser roll too. It did get much more crowded after Don Henley popularized it with his hit "Sunset Grill", but the descriptions he had, such as of the owner "Joe", were right on.
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