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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: December 29, 2012 09:52AM

Shelly; We all hung out there in the 50's after Novena at SS, Cyrils Church. And even afterwards was a great hangout to meet girls. I hung out at Cornell park, went to Cornell theater and Peoples also. Back of the Yrds was great in the 50's.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Julie (---.war.clearwire-wmx.net)
Date: December 29, 2012 01:13PM

My dad used to take me to Peoples restaurant, right next to the theater. And there was a little restaurant on Ashland, kinda by the Woolworths, called Cof-E-Break, or something like that...

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Chuck D (12.104.103.---)
Date: February 20, 2013 06:47AM

As a kid, my parents would take us to the Peoples restaurant or Jucus Sisters restaurant after the movies. Both places had excellent Sauerkraut soup !

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: NDW5332 (---.dsl.chcgil.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 25, 2013 09:23PM

Please correct me if I'm remembering this wrong, but I seem to remember Beyond the Reef on Columbus Ave, just south of 79th. I was just a kid when my parents brought me there for my grandparents anniversary, but I clearly remember the tiki motif and the pressed duck. We got the Chinese candy with the edible rice paper with the check.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: bob1060 (130.36.62.---)
Date: February 27, 2013 06:26AM

NDW5332 Wrote:
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> Please correct me if I'm remembering this wrong,
> but I seem to remember Beyond the Reef on Columbus
> Ave, just south of 79th. I was just a kid when my
> parents brought me there for my grandparents
> anniversary, but I clearly remember the tiki motif
> and the pressed duck. We got the Chinese candy
> with the edible rice paper with the check.

Thank you!! I recalled this restaurant as well, but not the name! We used to go here for the "special occasion" dinner...it was a really neat place for a kid to go because it was so different. Wow...I was just talking to my GF about this place. I remember a local Chinee place just SW of the Columbus/Pulaski intersection that had a bit of a tiki vibe. Tasty tiki drinks, from what I can recall.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: rockislandfan (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 27, 2013 06:04PM

Has anyone any memories or information on a restaurant called The Villa,near 67th and Marquette in the 1950s? My grandfather and his family ran it and there are no longer any family members who remember it. I came along a little too late to know it. My Grandfather's name was Jim Poulaki. Thanks much.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside R)estaurants
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.se.biz.rr.com)
Date: February 28, 2013 01:56PM

I think the restaruant on 26th & Hamlin was Otto's

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside R)estaurants
Posted by: jak378 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: February 28, 2013 03:46PM

Hugh Manatee Wrote:
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> I think the restaruant on 26th & Hamlin was Otto's


I don't remember Otto's but there was a restaurant there called Little Village at around Hmlin. There was another a few blocks, maybe Central Park, which had a woman's name, but it escapes me.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: 66th&Wolcott (65.242.87.---)
Date: March 15, 2013 05:10PM

jak378 Wrote:
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> > Herman's later Oswald's, 56th and Ashlland with
> great German food.

Thank you for mentioning Oswald's!! We went there for a while when I was very little, after church for Sunday dinner. We'd get duck (what a splurge!) and it was fantastic!!! I didn't remember exactly where it was.

New to this forum & reading all these memories makes me want to cry. I miss my old neighborhood & it's so sad that I can't even go near it anymore, so dangerous.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: lilbuddy67 (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: March 18, 2013 06:41PM

bob1060 Wrote:
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> NDW5332 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Please correct me if I'm remembering this
> wrong,
> > but I seem to remember Beyond the Reef on
> Columbus
> > Ave, just south of 79th. I was just a kid when
> my
> > parents brought me there for my grandparents
> > anniversary, but I clearly remember the tiki
> motif
> > and the pressed duck. We got the Chinese candy
> > with the edible rice paper with the check.
>
> Thank you!! I recalled this restaurant as well,
> but not the name! We used to go here for the
> "special occasion" dinner...it was a really neat
> place for a kid to go because it was so different.
> Wow...I was just talking to my GF about this
> place. I remember a local Chinee place just SW of
> the Columbus/Pulaski intersection that had a bit
> of a tiki vibe. Tasty tiki drinks, from what I
> can recall.


AKA Diamondhead , before Beyond the Reef.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Scottsdale Guy (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: March 21, 2013 10:58AM

I also remember this place, but I was too young to go in there on my own. Does anyone remember the Lorelai restaurant on 95th and Cicero? The Branding Iron restaurant? And the car hop drive in that was there before Paragon took over the same place? Also Banana's steakhouse?

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: jak378 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: March 21, 2013 03:19PM

I believe the carhop drivein Scottsdale Guy is referring to was Richard's, also known as "Richard's drive in carfeteria," at least that is how the jingle went. It was across from Little Company of Mary Hopspital.

I only have a vague memory of the Lorelai, but I remember Banana's very well. I saw on my last visit to Chicago that the Topnotch Burger place in the little strip mall at 95th and Cicero is now closed. I guess the one further east is still operating. Until 5 guys came along, Topnotch was my favorite burger.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Scottsdale Guy (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: April 01, 2013 03:07PM

Jak, I could of sworn that the place I am talking about was right next door to where Christ Hospital is today. It was like a 'Duke's' drive-in type of place back in the fifties maybe?

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: QOP girl (---.dllstx.fios.verizon.net)
Date: April 10, 2013 10:09PM

Does anyone remember a restaurant named "Gold Coast" not too far from Marquette Park? We used to go there on Fridays for the perch. Right next door was a Nazi headquarters place with a big flag in the window. As a kid, it always made me look awhile.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: bwalsh (---.lightspeed.cicril.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 06, 2013 09:50PM

Scottsdale Guy, I definitely remember Loralei's at 95th and Cicero (Oak Lawn). We used to eat there frequently. I also remember when it burned down and quite a fire it was. The Branding Iron was great, another place we went regularly and is dearly missed.
You might remember the restaurants in Ford City when they first opened - Prairie House (near Wieboldt's) and the Ford City Restaurant (near the middle of the mall) and The Millionaire's Club (a seperate building in the west parking lot next to the bank).
Anyone remember Driftwood on Pulaski up around 45th on the west side of the street?

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.sub-75-203-106.myvzw.com)
Date: June 15, 2013 12:59PM

I worked for 20 years @ 43rd and Pulaski.
The Driftwood on 44th was a regular lunch spot for me. Here's another
Hickory Inn @ 63rd and Pulaski. And The Green Light also on Pulaski.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: jak378 (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: June 20, 2013 03:22PM

The Branding Iron has been mentioned. It was in the Oak Lawn Bowl building, and the best ribs of anyone. Their donut holes were also excellent. After they closed, several restaurants claimed to serve "Branding Iron" ribs. The only one that I know of was the restaurant at 103rd and Southwest Highway ( I think) that is now something else. The little restaurant north of 103rd on Kedzie advertises "Branding Iron" ribs, but they are only close.
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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Karen (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: June 21, 2013 07:58AM

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Posted by: Hugh Manatee (---.sub-75-203-106.myvzw.com)
Date: June 15, 2013 12:59PM

I worked for 20 years @ 43rd and Pulaski.
The Driftwood on 44th was a regular lunch spot for me. Here's another
Hickory Inn @ 63rd and Pulaski. And The Green Light also on Pulaski.


My momma worked at The Green Light for 13+ years. Great staff, great food, you couldn't ask for more.

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: dicknowak (---.hsd1.wi.comcast.net)
Date: February 14, 2014 09:32PM

The drive in on 95th St next to Christ Hospital was Buss's ( I am not sure of the spelling). Does anybody know the name of restaurant at the intersection of 79th, Southwest Highway & kedzie during the late 50's & 60's.It was on the northwest corner.
Richard Nowak

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Re: Now for some remembrances of Southside Restaurants
Posted by: Richard Stachowski (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: February 15, 2014 05:20PM

On 79thb & kedzie there has been a Burger King on the NW corner, As far as Busses ,I used to go there on my way to the Starlite Drive inn in the 50's and early 60's. Correct me if I'm wrong about 79th & kedzie.

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