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  • Post #181 - August 8th, 2011, 9:57 am
    Post #181 - August 8th, 2011, 9:57 am Post #181 - August 8th, 2011, 9:57 am
    riddlemay wrote:Jim: To my surprise, checking IMDB, there actually is a movie called American Meat. But (I ask non-rhetorically, and in actual search of an answer), what do you suppose Six Organs of Admittance means? It's not a title on IMDB, and I can't put together what it would be the mistaken (misspelled, botched, comically screwed-up) version of.



    I have no idea, at first I was just taking a picture of the old marquee, and then noticed the film titles afterward. :lol:

    This theater is in Iowa City, perhaps it is an independant/college film.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #182 - August 8th, 2011, 10:34 am
    Post #182 - August 8th, 2011, 10:34 am Post #182 - August 8th, 2011, 10:34 am
    riddlemay wrote:But (I ask non-rhetorically, and in actual search of an answer), what do you suppose Six Organs of Admittance means? It's not a title on IMDB, and I can't put together what it would be the mistaken (misspelled, botched, comically screwed-up) version of.

    It's a one-guy musical act by Ben Chasny. He'll be at the Empty Bottle at the end of this month.
  • Post #183 - August 8th, 2011, 4:52 pm
    Post #183 - August 8th, 2011, 4:52 pm Post #183 - August 8th, 2011, 4:52 pm
    Ah. Thanks, hs.
  • Post #184 - August 8th, 2011, 5:18 pm
    Post #184 - August 8th, 2011, 5:18 pm Post #184 - August 8th, 2011, 5:18 pm
    I assumed it was the ticket price. Steep.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

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  • Post #185 - September 2nd, 2011, 11:48 am
    Post #185 - September 2nd, 2011, 11:48 am Post #185 - September 2nd, 2011, 11:48 am
    Some cool pictures of American Restaurants, Cafes and Diners of the 1950s and 1960s here.
    "I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."
  • Post #186 - November 6th, 2011, 9:44 pm
    Post #186 - November 6th, 2011, 9:44 pm Post #186 - November 6th, 2011, 9:44 pm
    Just back today from an eminently forgettable trip to Shenzhen. Just didn't get a chance to venture out much and what little I did was altogether ordinary tasting. Most food was confined to the conference - and ordinary.
    Conference buffet:
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    What respite I got from the situation, I derived from the signage:
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  • Post #187 - November 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm
    Post #187 - November 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm Post #187 - November 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm
    I've been passing by Pars Cove on Diversey near Sheridan for decades, but only today noticed what their nicely-art-directed electrically-lit permanent hanging sign says: Causal Intimate Dining.

    I'm trying to work out what that means.
  • Post #188 - November 29th, 2011, 7:08 pm
    Post #188 - November 29th, 2011, 7:08 pm Post #188 - November 29th, 2011, 7:08 pm
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  • Post #189 - November 30th, 2011, 11:02 am
    Post #189 - November 30th, 2011, 11:02 am Post #189 - November 30th, 2011, 11:02 am
    Is there another place here on LTH for menu oddities?

    Just saw this one on reddit:

    http://i.imgur.com/Z3kqI.jpg
  • Post #190 - December 16th, 2011, 12:33 am
    Post #190 - December 16th, 2011, 12:33 am Post #190 - December 16th, 2011, 12:33 am
    The way you know the pasta's homemade:
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  • Post #191 - December 19th, 2011, 9:45 am
    Post #191 - December 19th, 2011, 9:45 am Post #191 - December 19th, 2011, 9:45 am
    I dig pretty much anything neon & in the IRV(Illinois RIver Valley)...

    Garzanellis Supper Club - Oglesby, IL.

    by day:
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    by night:
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    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #192 - December 19th, 2011, 10:50 am
    Post #192 - December 19th, 2011, 10:50 am Post #192 - December 19th, 2011, 10:50 am
    Spotted driving down the highway near Seattle.

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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #193 - January 13th, 2012, 9:27 am
    Post #193 - January 13th, 2012, 9:27 am Post #193 - January 13th, 2012, 9:27 am
    another one from the valley that still comes aglow each night:

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    Montys Riverside Inn
    Ottawa, IL.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #194 - February 5th, 2012, 8:59 am
    Post #194 - February 5th, 2012, 8:59 am Post #194 - February 5th, 2012, 8:59 am
    Would love to see this sign when it is lit up, thankfully as they are not closing I might get that chance(i didnt see many photos of the sign on here when I did a search,so I just want to share these I took yesterday, I cant wait to try the sausage)).

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    from left to right, the happy pigs(they are smiling if you look close) light up and "jump" into the grinder:

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    which pumps out sausage that forms the word "sausage". 8)

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    Rosario's
    87th & Pulaski
    Chicago
    Last edited by jimswside on February 6th, 2012, 12:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #195 - February 6th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    Post #195 - February 6th, 2012, 12:16 pm Post #195 - February 6th, 2012, 12:16 pm
    jimswside wrote:Would love to see this sign when it is lit up, thankfully as they are not closing I might get that chance(i didnt see many photos of the sign on here when I did a search,so I just want to share these I took yesterday, I cant wait to try the sausage)).

    How long are they staying open?
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #196 - February 6th, 2012, 12:23 pm
    Post #196 - February 6th, 2012, 12:23 pm Post #196 - February 6th, 2012, 12:23 pm
    from what I overheard the plans to close have been put on indefinite hold, good news as the sausage is fantastic(lots of fennel, and flavor):

    Rosario's Italian rope.

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    Last edited by jimswside on February 10th, 2012, 9:08 am, edited 2 times in total.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #197 - February 9th, 2012, 10:29 pm
    Post #197 - February 9th, 2012, 10:29 pm Post #197 - February 9th, 2012, 10:29 pm
    more neon(love the sign, cant recommend more than that though):

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    Illini Lounge
    Marseilles, IL.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

    @GrubSeeker
  • Post #198 - December 28th, 2012, 10:00 am
    Post #198 - December 28th, 2012, 10:00 am Post #198 - December 28th, 2012, 10:00 am
    My new resolution is to take our lesser digital camera and keep it in the car for moments like this.
    Kaufman's has a sign on their doors warning customers not to park in the pawn shop's lot. Inside the store, however, the sign reads a little differently:

    PLEASE do not park in the pawn shop lot! The owner is being an ass and he will tow your car! :lol:
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #199 - February 10th, 2013, 10:26 am
    Post #199 - February 10th, 2013, 10:26 am Post #199 - February 10th, 2013, 10:26 am
    Out in Dixon, IL., the building caught my eye as much as the sign, an old Prince Castle location:

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    BBY Carryout
    216 W. River
    Dixon, IL.
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #200 - February 18th, 2013, 7:35 am
    Post #200 - February 18th, 2013, 7:35 am Post #200 - February 18th, 2013, 7:35 am
    spied this sign a couple weeks ago, "worlds largest ham sandwich" claim caught my eye. googled it when I got home and there is a Youtube video of the sandwich done by the PJ Star a couple years ago. Heard they might be out of business looked open last saturday, going to head back to verify as I went by yesterday before what would have been there hours of operation.

    Chubbys Corner - Troy Grove, IL.

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    Chubbys Corner
    307 E. Church Street
    Troy Grove, IL.

    Looking up the address I see that Troy Grove is the location of the Wild Bill Hickok memorial, marking his birthplace, going to check that out.

    Also read about a ham sandwich at a spot down in El Paso, IL.

    http://www.pjstar.com/news/x905415559/L ... -and-hammy
    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

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  • Post #201 - April 11th, 2013, 9:51 am
    Post #201 - April 11th, 2013, 9:51 am Post #201 - April 11th, 2013, 9:51 am
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    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #202 - April 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am
    Post #202 - April 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am Post #202 - April 22nd, 2013, 9:25 am
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    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #203 - May 9th, 2013, 8:28 pm
    Post #203 - May 9th, 2013, 8:28 pm Post #203 - May 9th, 2013, 8:28 pm
    Couldn't decide on just one. Mostly chalk/sandwich boards.
    http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2013/05/06/50- ... alkboards/
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #204 - August 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm
    Post #204 - August 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm Post #204 - August 21st, 2013, 12:35 pm
    Trego Wisconsin - Broasted Chicken, mashed potatoes and a side of . . . shells.
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  • Post #205 - August 21st, 2013, 2:03 pm
    Post #205 - August 21st, 2013, 2:03 pm Post #205 - August 21st, 2013, 2:03 pm
    Everything You Need.jpg Keepin' it real in Turkey
  • Post #206 - August 27th, 2013, 2:43 pm
    Post #206 - August 27th, 2013, 2:43 pm Post #206 - August 27th, 2013, 2:43 pm
    On a panhandler's cardboard sign: WHY LIE??? I WANT TO BUY BEER.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love
    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach
    In the world of apples, Pink Lady runs the whorehouse. ~ James Napoli

    Late-Nite Eats Database
  • Post #207 - September 9th, 2013, 8:31 am
    Post #207 - September 9th, 2013, 8:31 am Post #207 - September 9th, 2013, 8:31 am
    one of my favorites in Joliet - finally got one of it lit up - i dig neon), Stefanich - used to be a neighborhood fried chicken spot, now its some pretty good mexican food. (free dinner after 5 on Thursdays...shh....)

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    If you are not going to bother to run it right... Shut it down -

    @GrubSeeker
  • Post #208 - March 31st, 2014, 8:01 am
    Post #208 - March 31st, 2014, 8:01 am Post #208 - March 31st, 2014, 8:01 am
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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #209 - April 9th, 2014, 7:58 pm
    Post #209 - April 9th, 2014, 7:58 pm Post #209 - April 9th, 2014, 7:58 pm
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    "Blended with imported Bonafide Hops"

    This awesome almost fully intact beer mural greeted me upon entering Tacos Burritos Rancho Grande in Lansing. At first glance it looks as though it's something someone recently painted but turns out this was uncovered during a rehab project on the building a few years back. It's in pretty much perfect shape because the current building in which it sits wasn't a attached to the liquor store (Phone Number #805) that the ad was painted onto circa 1949. It was built a few years later so the mural held up well. Here's some info the Peter Fox Brewing Company and then here is a roundup of old Fox Deluxe ghost signs from around the city.

    Tacos & Burritos Rancho Grande
    2394 172nd St
    Lansing, IL 60438
    (708) 418-1499
  • Post #210 - March 10th, 2015, 4:24 pm
    Post #210 - March 10th, 2015, 4:24 pm Post #210 - March 10th, 2015, 4:24 pm
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    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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