Friday, September 30, 2011

Bygone eateries

Today's Charlotte Observer has a great list of dishes we miss from bygone eateries. Check it out by clicking here. Good to know that many of these places have been profiled on this site...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Belk's 1956

On Monday, November 12, 1956, Belk ushered in the new era of retailing with the grand opening of their newly renovated downtown store. $4 million dollars bought an extensive face-lift and an expansion that added over 200,000 square feet of new space. Included in the expansion was a new state of the art cafeteria in the basement and a new lunch counter on the mezzanine level. These great ads are from the opening week.


Located at the current spot of the Selwyn Ave Pub, Pachi's opened in May of 1989. Run by L.A. "Pachi" Diaz and his brothers Rick and Vince, Pachi's specialized in authentic Cuban cuisine. Cuban standards such as shredded flank steak, marinated swordfish, and roast pork shared the menu with unique Cuban offerings such as a Cuban oyster dish called Oyster Tente. Unfortunately, Pachi's would prove to be short-lived.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Tanner's revisted

Astute reader Rick Fisher notes there is a Tanner's in Greenville, SC that has been there since 1943. Officially named "Tanner's Big Orange", there must be a connection to the fabled Tanner's that was in downtown Charlotte for decades (see original post here). Thinking there must have been a franchise awarded to this Greenville location in the '40's. Anyone know?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Bo-Peep Grill

1952 ad

A nice postcard shot of a forgotten eatery from many years ago...