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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 13:17:09 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2016/05/05 20:25:53
I found a online 1959 version of Adventures in good eating.
 
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89034680512;view=1up;seq=132
 
Iowa -
Amana colonies - Both The Ox Yolk Inn and the Colonies Restaurant are still in business and excellent German/Mid-western dining.  Highly recommended.  As a kid while my great-grandparents were still alive we ate there twice a month every month.
 
http://www.oxyokeinn.com/
 
http://www.amanacolonies.com/city/amana-colonies/listing/colony-inn-restaurant/  (I think they're still old school enough they don't have a website of their own.)
 
Homestead, IA - Bill Zuber's Dugout Restaurant is also still there, but I haven't eaten there in two decades.
(Local boy baseball hero - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Zuber )
 
(Edit - Also the 1945 edition - https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015026659972;view=1up;seq=11  )
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 13:45:05 (permalink)
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mar52,

We ate at Broussard's several years ago only because it was close to our hotel. We were really blown away by the food and the entire experience. Our waier insisted that it was our anniversary and brought us a complementary Bananas Foster for dessert.

My only disappointment on our second visit was that I couldn't get the Berkshire pork chop I had the first time. That was the best pork chop I have ever eaten.

Jim



I hope that one day I'll complete that list. 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 13:51:00 (permalink)
Great find WarToad. I think I'll get a lot of places to add to the list now. Thank you.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 15:19:41 (permalink)
Sure enough the Wilcox Tavern was in the 1945 edition. Sadly they recently closed. We went there for Sandra's birthday in 2014.
The Lobster Pot in Bristol RI is still open
so is the Wharf Tavern in Warren RI. I have not been to either place
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 16:23:22 (permalink)
Thanks WarToad!  I didn't know the books were online.  Now that we have a common resource to share, it'll make our job easier in completing this list.
 
I will say for the record that the last Adventures in Good Eating guidebook that Duncan Hines was personally involved with was the 1954 edition.  By that time, Hines was 74 and wanted to slow down his traveling a bit.
 
From that point forward, until the last guidebook was published in 1961, Hines's business partner in Hines-Park Foods, Roy Park, directed the Adventures in Good Eating operation.  He also moved the place where the books were produced from Hines's home in Bowling Green, KY to where Park lived in Ithaca, NY.
 
Park had teams of people going all over the country doing what Duncan Hines (for the most part) did by himself.  This explains why the later editions are chock full of Duncan Hines recommended restaurants, but have very scanty reviews.
 
But, as in the past, if any restaurant was caught turning down a prospective restaurant patron's request to inspect the kitchen, they were permanently out of the book.  The original idea of the book was still intact.
 
Duncan Hines still tried to eat in as many of the restaurants as he could.  He just didn't write them himself any longer.  He trusted Roy Park to do a excellent job---and the younger man did.
 
In August 1956, Park was also the one who was instrumental in getting Procter and Gamble to use Hines's name and face on their new line of cake mixes.  The cake mixes were the same ones that were produced by Hines' and Park's somewhat small company, Hines-Park Foods.  All P&G did was purchase the factory in Nebraska that made them.
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 20:22:53 (permalink)
The count is now 60.
 
Keep them coming.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 20:27:17 (permalink)
I am really enjoying this thread!
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/05 22:56:10 (permalink)
Another restaurant to add to the list that still survives
  
The Old Grist Mill Tavern in Seekonk MA
 
In fact this was where we had my surprise 50th last year
with a few roadfooders present....Karilyn, Jen and The Ayersians (uh-oh, I think a certain Roadfooder from the spacecoast region of Florida  just fell over in his chair  after mentioning the last screen name)
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 07:55:08 (permalink)
JRPfeff - Maybe you should copy the book link in my above post to your first post so people in future pages don't have to dig through posts to find the book source.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 08:07:49 (permalink)
WarToad - Will do. That does make more sense.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 08:39:00 (permalink)
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Thanks WarToad!  I didn't know the books were online.  Now that we have a common resource to share, it'll make our job easier in completing this list.
 
I will say for the record that the last Adventures in Good Eating guidebook that Duncan Hines was personally involved with was the 1954 edition.  By that time, Hines was 74 and wanted to slow down his traveling a bit...

Looking at the differences between my 1948 book and the 1959 version there were a lot of new additions. It would be nice to be able to note which were added after Duncan's involvement ended.

Someday (after I win the lottery) I'll have time to create a spreadsheet showing the year-by-year progression of the recommendations.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 09:19:15 (permalink)
JRPfeff-
I happen to know a guy who is an expert on spreadsheets!
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 09:27:53 (permalink)
buffetbuster - If you've got some incriminating photos we could try to blackmail him into helping. Too bad he doesn't have much free time.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 10:44:46 (permalink)
I’ve been investigating what exists at the locations of some of the Milwaukee restaurants listed in the 1959 edition of Adventures in Good Eating. I found a diversity of results.
 
John Ernst Café was one of the Big 3 German restaurants in Milwaukee when I moved here in 1992. It closed in 2001. There is now a Chipotle Mexican Grille at its former location. This may say something about the city’s changing ethnicity (or hipster dining habits).
 
I used to walk through the former location of George Diamond Charcoal-Broiled Steak House going from my car to my office in Milwaukee. The restaurant building was razed and the land became a city park honoring one of Milwaukee’s Communist mayors. This may say something about the never changing nature of Milwaukee politicians.
 
Fleur de Lis is long gone, but an exceptional restaurant remains in this location. Bacchus is one of the Bartolotta Restaurants family, which I consider to be our finest local restaurant group. Duncan Hines would definitely approve of Bacchus. I have put Fleur de Lis on the survivors list, because this says something about the never changing dining standards of certain restaurant locations.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 13:34:20 (permalink)
JRPfeff 
 Bacchus is one of the Bartolotta Restaurants family, which I consider to be our finest local restaurant group. Duncan Hines would definitely approve of Bacchus.



 
While I wouldn't call that Roadfood, I will say that menu is stunning.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 13:47:44 (permalink)
WarToad,

There are definitely some areas of non-overlap in the 2 different book series.

Any rumors that I am putting together a new must-eat list for buffetbuster are shear speculation at this time.

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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 14:25:25 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2016/05/13 16:57:07
I am proud to say that the Griswold Inn in Essex CT is still around and still serves a good solid meal. We were there for my 51st Birthday this past March.
 
Although Cooke's Tavern in Plainville CT is no more, since 1979 it's been known as J Timothy's Tavern  We've been there a few times, even had a Roadfood event there. They are well know for their wings and hearty Yankee fare. We love their Chicken Pie and Shepherd's Pie.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/06 14:32:57 (permalink)
Dale,

I intend to include places that have been reincarnated, so keep em coming.

I'm working out a system of notes to put with the listings. Something like:
DHR - Maintains "Duncan Hines Recommended" Standards
NR - Not Recommended
NN - New Name
NL - New Location
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 04:13:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby JRPfeff 2016/05/13 16:57:19
I found one that's still extant, with the help of WarToad's 1959 online link to "Adventures in Good Eating". They opened in 1938.
 
I've eaten at the Sanitary Fish Market in Morehead City, NC three times, and all of them were excellent experiences. The last time I ate there was circa 1991, though, and reviews are now very mixed, and do not average out very well on Yelp or Trip Advisor.
 
When I went, you watched the fishing boats come in at dusk, and the seafood was just that fresh. One time we were there, they had about a six pound lobster in the live tank, but it was a a weird and unusual one without the large claws like the Maine variety have. I guess it was a spiny lobster like these caught off Wilmington, NC. I remember the food being excellent and matched by the no nonsense service.
 
When I went it was a restaurant attached to a separate working fish market. No frills, but clean, and the appeal to me was the freshness of the seafood. I can understand why yuppies or hipsters, or whatever they're called now, wouldn't like it. They would probably see some shiny fresh fish eyes as part of the experience. That said, obviously, I can't vouch for the current quality of the food 25 years out.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 13:06:03 (permalink)
I found another one.  This is "Ole's Waffle Shop" in Alameda, California.  And it still has the same address (1507 Park Street) that it had in Hines's 1941 edition.  Hines says, "When and if you happen to be near here and want waffles, hot cakes 'n such, drop in."
 
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oles-waffle-shop-alameda
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 13:33:03 (permalink)
Another restaurant inside a hotel that Duncan Hines recommended was The Carlton Hotel Coffee Shop in Atascadero, California.  While the coffee shop has been replaced by a series of restaurants, they seem to have had good quality food served there.  Their restaurant is currently closed, but is set to reopen soon.  A bakery is opening there this month (May 2016).
 
http://www.the-carlton.com/default-en.html
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 14:11:53 (permalink)
Now an historic hotel, The Hotel Benbow (now the Benbow Inn ) was a Duncan Hines recommended stop.  In his 1941 guidebook, he writes that it was located in Benbow, California.  Since the location hasn't changed, it seems that in the intervening years Benbow was swallowed up by Garberville.
 
http://www.historichotels.org/hotels-resorts/benbow-inn/?search=breadcrumb
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 14:24:57 (permalink)
The Women's City Club in Berkeley, California was a Duncan Hines recommended stop.  Established in 1930 and now a private club that is open to both sexes, you can still dine there, but it is called The Berkeley City Club and is now one of America's historic hotels.  Just make a reservation and you're set to feast.
 
http://berkeleycityclub.com/restaurant/
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 14:38:58 (permalink)
Another Duncan Hines recommended restaurant in Berkeley, California was Sign of the Piper on Shattuck Avenue.  The restaurant has been around since 1906.  The name has since been changed to Tupper & Reed, and they still have the iron cutout of the piper blowing his pipe on the top of the building, and you can see the piper in their logo.  They haven't forgotten him.
 
http://www.tupperandreed.com/#history-section
 
Here is a 2010 close-up photograph of the piper.
 
http://berkeleyplaques.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/TupperReed_03.jpg
 
And here's a wide shot look at the restaurant itself.
 
http://noehill.com/alameda/images/tupper_and_reed.jpg
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 15:09:28 (permalink)
The Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California was--and still is--one of those fine hotels that Europeans probably only dream about.  Very elegant.  It is now called The Claremont Hotel and Spa, and there are a couple of restaurants inside.  The one that caught my eye, though, and the one that would likely catch Duncan Hines's is the Meritage.
 
Here is a look at the hotel:
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Meritage%22+%22Berkeley%22+%22California%22+%22restaurant%22&biw=888&bih=410&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy96CQ08jMAhXGGR4KHZ5JB80Q_AUIBygC&dpr=2#tbm=isch&q=%22Claremont+Hotel+and+Spa%22+%22Berkeley%22+%22California%22+%22restaurant%22
 
And here is a look at the restaurant:
 
https://www.google.com/search?q=%22Meritage%22+%22Berkeley%22+%22California%22+%22restaurant%22&biw=888&bih=410&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy96CQ08jMAhXGGR4KHZ5JB80Q_AUIBygC&dpr=2#tbm=isch&q=%22Meritage%22+%22Berkeley%22+%22California%22+%22restaurants%22
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 15:29:11 (permalink)
A final Berkeley, California Duncan Hines recommended restaurant that is still around is Spenger's Fish Grotto.  It was sold a few years ago to McCormick & Schmick's, a seafood restaurant chain in Portland, Oregon.  They closed for a year for renovations, primarily due to electrical work that had not been kept up to date since the 1930s, and then reopened.  It's thriving once again.
 
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/berkeley-california/FourthSt.aspx
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 15:41:25 (permalink)
In his 1941 guidebook, "Adventures in Good Eating," Duncan Hines said of Lawry's in Beverly Hills, California: "A grand place to get roast beef cooked by an old English method.  In cooking, the roasts are coated with an inch layer of rock salt."  He recommended the "Diamond Jim" Brady cut and the Yorkshire pudding.  And after all these years, they still have both.
 
http://www.lawrysonline.com/lawrys-primerib/beverly-hills/general-info
 
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 17:38:11 (permalink)
Thanks Louis, I'll add those California finds when I take a break from Google searching old restaurant addresses in Wisconsin. I am hitting the motherlode with this technique. Many locations are still operating under new names and dining concepts.
 
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 18:28:13 (permalink)
JRP, you might want to retitle this thread.  It can easily be construed to mean that some people went to DH-recommended restaurants and didn't survive.
 
BTW, I was in the Rockford area today but eschewed a visit to Der Rathskeller in favor of BK's $1.49 chicken nuggets.
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Re: Surviving Duncan Hines Family Restaurants 2016/05/07 18:52:41 (permalink)
Duncan Hines was very keen on Big Sur Lodge, in Big Sur, California, now within the grounds of Pfeiffer State Park.  He said of it, "If you are anywhere in this vicinity, by all means take the drive to this beautiful spot, for it is scenic and constantly changing in character.  The lodge is tucked away in the Redwoods, with a delightful, relaxing atmosphere. . . . Mountain trout dinners are a specialty."
 
If you look at the 4:30 video that accompanies the link below, you'll notice that their restaurant will go out of their way for you if you have a special catering request.  A trout dinner?  That could be their "fresh catch of the day."
 
http://www.bigsurlodge.com/
 
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