Years ago when I managed Donatos I worked the old campus location for 2 weeks and routinely had to chase people down High St carrying off our tables for their dorms. I talked to a Papa Joe's manager who laughed when I complained, he said come talk to me when you have to install prison urinals to keep people from tearing them off the walls of the bathrooms. I was never in Papa Joe's on campus, ( I hung at Zachariahs and Sugar Shack) but I heard it was a wild place.
When I was a kid Woolworth downtown only had a place at the front that sold pizza, nuts, etc. There was no sit down service, that was at Kressge's next door. I miss those old five & dimes, the other one downtown was HL Greens.
BTW, the other spot to eat downtown in the 60's was Mills across from the state house.
RBUCK did you know either the Niklas or Jones brothers who lived on Champion 3 or 4 doors south of Frebis? I believe the Niklas address was 1510 and they later moved over to Linwood about 3 doors south of Thurman.
I am good friends with 3 of the 5 Niklas brothers in fact 2 of them are coming to my house tonight. I was good friends with Ed Jones and knew one of his brothers (Don), both have passed on within the last couple years.
A few years ago The Clarmont closed after 65 years. In it's hey-day it was one of the best steak houses in the area. The food went down hill imo, especially for the price, but hey where else could you stand at the urinal and take a wiz while you read the WSJ.
My favorite steak house was a place called Jimmy's Place Upstairs in German Village.
We use to go to Lum's after softball...draft beer in frosted mugs :-)
That thrift store use to be Koebels (grocery store) and I'm sure RBUCK and I walked by each other in there or at Crystal Swimming Pool back in the 70's.
BTW, RBUCK sounds like a plan, we'll have to hit Planks on Parsons some time this summer.
@Idaho - I knew Parker, he sold off a couple Papa Joe's to a couple friends of mine when he was going through a divorce. Also, was in Streng's many times. Ralph use to give me a cigar box for my school supplies when I went to Deshler.
That is amazing RBUCK, the world just got smaller. I know from previous post we both worked at Donatos on Thurman at different times. Where did you live on Champion? I lived on every street around there but Champion (Ohio, Oakwood, Linwood, and 22nd).
It is amazing to think with all the Mexican restaurants around today that we use to stand in a line out the door just to get a table at Chi-Chi's. At one time they had a lunch buffet which I'm sure they lost money on any day I showed up.
There was a place like Fuddruckers years ago on either Morse Rd or 161 called Flakey Jakes. It was same concept of dress your own burger, but the store was pretty cool. Had a big train that ran on a track near the ceiling throughout the restaurant.
Yeah there are Damon's in several states and in Great Britain. There use to be one in Newark and Steubenville long after the Columbus locations closed, but haven't been to either for a long time.
When my wife and I were first married she worked at Elby's on Brice Rd. Forgot all about that place, best onion rings and great strawberry pie.
Years ago when I was a manager at Donatos several of us would go to Reebs about 3x a week to have lunch before are 4 to 1 AM shift. We always set on the bar side and they had a big steamship round of beef that one of the owners (Ballengers?) would stand and carve for orders. We had an older stocky German waitress name Tammy who treated us like we were her kids. Great place that held out in a bad neighborhood as long as it could.
There was a similar type restaurant on Main St called Willards, not as good, but close.
Woody would be pissed of I didn't mention the Jai Lai.
There is no reason why PSU can't get
backinto the upper echelon in the world of college football.
Fixed that so we can all agree with you, after all you have just as good a chance as Army, they have two National Championships a long time ago too :-)
I was going to say Jerry Kill because I like what he is doing at Minnesota, plus he had nice success at Southern and Northern Illinois, but I read an article awhile back on David Cutcliffe who is the coach at Duke and came away with mad respect for what he is doing with that program. He has turned the program around and that it is tall order at a basketball school.
- In 2010 he turned down the job at Tennessee to stay at Duke.
- In 2012 Duke became Bowl eligible for the first time since 1994
- ACC coach of the year 2012 and 2013
- In 2013 won their first ever Coastal Divison title with their first ever 10 win season
- In 2014 went Duke went to their 3rd straight Bowl after only going to three in the previous 53 years
- Coached Heath Shuler and Peyton Manning at Tennessee and Eli Manning at Ole Miss
This is what happens when you don't have a dance partner. It must hurt when your best girl leaves you for....West Virginia!
Your starting to look desperate. But you have no chance with the strongest, best looking, most successful, team in the room. Go ask Rutgers out, she's new and kinda cute, if you get drunk enough.
BTW, we already have multiple rivals besides TTUN, it's called the B1G Championship and the College Football Playoff.
But don't be jealous, I'm sure your Pinstripe Bowl was nice. I mean who doesn't want to go bowling in sunny Bronx NY on December 27th.
He is speaking Friday night May 1st at Reynoldsburg United Methodist. Ohio State Hyperactive Alumni Band will perform.
Who is OSU's current best LB in the NFL- James laurinatis? PSU probably has at least 4 LBs in the NFL that are considered better.
You can go ahead and keep your NFL linebackers...
MLBNBA posts should be banned until after the Cavs playoff runthe conference finals.
There, all fixed and pretty :-)
Great job of taking us back and giving us a feel for moment.
$350 might not be a bad investment as long as you get 50% off your season tickets for promoting OSU Athletics everywhere you go, plus a modest $50 a month from Nike Marketing for wearing their Nike Swoosh on the side.
If not, $350 will buy a lot of ribs, chops, and brats for tailgating.
Don't forget before Zeke's dagger run, JT changed the momentum with a 25 yard TD run with 7 seconds to go in the half to tie the score at 14-14.