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    Post #1 - February 9th, 2012, 9:30 pm
    Post #1 - February 9th, 2012, 9:30 pm Post #1 - February 9th, 2012, 9:30 pm
    I miss Jack in the Box for their tacos and a chain called Naugles that had an egg,cheese,and bean burrito that was perfect for soaking up booze after a night of drinking.
  • Post #2 - February 9th, 2012, 9:38 pm
    Post #2 - February 9th, 2012, 9:38 pm Post #2 - February 9th, 2012, 9:38 pm
    I would not mind Jack in the box...greasy but good tacos....not authentic. But....
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
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  • Post #3 - February 9th, 2012, 10:56 pm
    Post #3 - February 9th, 2012, 10:56 pm Post #3 - February 9th, 2012, 10:56 pm
    I kind of liked El Torito, better than Chi-Chi's, Chevy's, went there a lot when our kids were little

    Yeah I've graduated to better Mex, but the place was fun.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #4 - February 9th, 2012, 11:27 pm
    Post #4 - February 9th, 2012, 11:27 pm Post #4 - February 9th, 2012, 11:27 pm
    JoelF wrote:I kind of liked El Torito, better than Chi-Chi's, Chevy's, went there a lot when our kids were little

    Yeah I've graduated to better Mex, but the place was fun.


    I have to confess a soft spot for Amei-Mexican chains.
    If there were a Pepe's or El Torito near to me I'd probably be there once a month.
  • Post #5 - February 10th, 2012, 2:37 am
    Post #5 - February 10th, 2012, 2:37 am Post #5 - February 10th, 2012, 2:37 am
    Come back from the dead: Prince Castle

    Come back to the Chicago area: Maid-Rite
  • Post #6 - February 10th, 2012, 8:49 am
    Post #6 - February 10th, 2012, 8:49 am Post #6 - February 10th, 2012, 8:49 am
    toria wrote:I would not mind Jack in the box...greasy but good tacos....not authentic. But....


    And don't forget the secret menu item: Bacon Milkshake
    Steve Z.

    “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
    ― Mark Twain
  • Post #7 - February 10th, 2012, 9:07 am
    Post #7 - February 10th, 2012, 9:07 am Post #7 - February 10th, 2012, 9:07 am
    I have fond childhood memories of Victoria Station.
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  • Post #8 - February 10th, 2012, 10:42 am
    Post #8 - February 10th, 2012, 10:42 am Post #8 - February 10th, 2012, 10:42 am
    Whenever we travel between here and St Louis, we make a point of stopping at JiB for tacos. One of the wrongest things that can be bought...and one of the best.
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  • Post #9 - February 10th, 2012, 10:57 am
    Post #9 - February 10th, 2012, 10:57 am Post #9 - February 10th, 2012, 10:57 am
    Suzy Creamcheese wrote:Whenever we travel between here and St Louis, we make a point of stopping at JiB for tacos. One of the wrongest things that can be bought...and one of the best.

    I have felt the Burger King tacos are very comparable to the Jack-in-the-Box. A friend did a back-to-back giving an edge over to Burger King.

    Regards,
    Cathy2

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  • Post #10 - February 10th, 2012, 11:09 am
    Post #10 - February 10th, 2012, 11:09 am Post #10 - February 10th, 2012, 11:09 am
    The only one I can think of is Cock Robin.
    i used to milk cows
  • Post #11 - February 10th, 2012, 11:20 am
    Post #11 - February 10th, 2012, 11:20 am Post #11 - February 10th, 2012, 11:20 am
    zoid wrote:
    JoelF wrote:I kind of liked El Torito, better than Chi-Chi's, Chevy's, went there a lot when our kids were little

    Yeah I've graduated to better Mex, but the place was fun.


    I have to confess a soft spot for Amei-Mexican chains.
    If there were a Pepe's or El Torito near to me I'd probably be there once a month.


    I'd like to add Chi Chi's. I really loved that fried ice cream. That was the highlight of going shopping at Golf Mill.

    If Mr. Pie was an LTH'r, he'd say Checkers. Apparently they had really fantastic fries.
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  • Post #12 - February 10th, 2012, 11:23 am
    Post #12 - February 10th, 2012, 11:23 am Post #12 - February 10th, 2012, 11:23 am
    I also loved the Jack-in-the-Box tacos, and agree that the Burger King tacos are about as close as it comes to the real thing.

    I would love to see Lum's come back, if only for the Ollieburger. I worked at the Lum's in Glenwood a long time ago and must have eaten those Ollieburgers at least 3 times a week and never got tired of them.

    Suzy
    " There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
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  • Post #13 - February 10th, 2012, 11:26 am
    Post #13 - February 10th, 2012, 11:26 am Post #13 - February 10th, 2012, 11:26 am
    Gino's and Ameche's, the burger chains owned by Baltimore Colts Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche.
  • Post #14 - February 10th, 2012, 11:33 am
    Post #14 - February 10th, 2012, 11:33 am Post #14 - February 10th, 2012, 11:33 am
    Mid 80's Taco Bell.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #15 - February 10th, 2012, 12:26 pm
    Post #15 - February 10th, 2012, 12:26 pm Post #15 - February 10th, 2012, 12:26 pm
    Yes to the Lum's in Glenwood. I think I actually had my first beer there.
  • Post #16 - February 10th, 2012, 12:51 pm
    Post #16 - February 10th, 2012, 12:51 pm Post #16 - February 10th, 2012, 12:51 pm
    If anyone is headed out Lake Tahoe way, Jack in the Box has a few stores in Reno. Every so often when I head down from the lake I have a couple large tacos, and they are every bit as enjoyable as when I was eating them on Ridge and Peterson at 2am in a thoroughly munched out condition.
    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day." Frank Sinatra
  • Post #17 - February 10th, 2012, 1:33 pm
    Post #17 - February 10th, 2012, 1:33 pm Post #17 - February 10th, 2012, 1:33 pm
    Schraft's luncheonettes for the special day out with a grandparent.
    Howard Johnson's for the fried clams. Especially after a trip to the Bronx Zoo with the grandparent.
    (I realize these may be both geographically and chronologically outside the implied parameters of the question. But there it is.)
    "Strange how potent cheap music is."
  • Post #18 - February 10th, 2012, 2:05 pm
    Post #18 - February 10th, 2012, 2:05 pm Post #18 - February 10th, 2012, 2:05 pm
    mrbarolo wrote:Howard Johnson's for the fried clams.


    + 1 on the clams. Jaques Pepin was behind many of the dishes served at HoJo in its heyday.

    [url]=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/28/opinion/28pepin.htmlJaques Pepin, who calls his time at Howard Johnson's his American Apprenticeship weighs in[/url].
    Steve Z.

    “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
    ― Mark Twain
  • Post #19 - February 10th, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Post #19 - February 10th, 2012, 2:29 pm Post #19 - February 10th, 2012, 2:29 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:I'd like to add Chi Chi's. I really loved that fried ice cream. That was the highlight of going shopping at Golf Mill.

    Believe it or not Chi Chi's is big in Belgium. Yes, they serve Glace Mexicaine. Something to look forward to on your next trip to Antwerp.

    Pie Lady wrote:If Mr. Pie was an LTH'r, he'd say Checkers. Apparently they had really fantastic fries.

    You can find out for yourself. There are others around but the one at 55th and the Dan Ryan is probably the closest.

    Checkers
    5451 S Wentworth Av
    Chicago
    773-268-5145
  • Post #20 - February 10th, 2012, 3:00 pm
    Post #20 - February 10th, 2012, 3:00 pm Post #20 - February 10th, 2012, 3:00 pm
    stevez wrote:
    mrbarolo wrote:Howard Johnson's for the fried clams.


    + 1 on the clams. Jaques Pepin was behind many of the dishes served at HoJo in its heyday.

    [url]=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/28/opinion/28pepin.htmlJaques Pepin, who calls his time at Howard Johnson's his American Apprenticeship weighs in[/url].


    My partner occasionally swoons over her Friday night dinners of fried clams at HoJo when she was a teen. My bring back to Chicago place is Maid Rite which I came love in college in Iowa. There is one in Peoria.
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  • Post #21 - February 10th, 2012, 3:15 pm
    Post #21 - February 10th, 2012, 3:15 pm Post #21 - February 10th, 2012, 3:15 pm
    My inner-geezer is going to be revealed with these blasts from the past--

    Victoria Station-- Really terrific prime rib served at a great mid price-point. We used to patronize the location on Caldwell ( near Tam Golf Course )

    Rusty Scupper-- Great seafood, also at a great mid price-point. It's the first place that I ever had a lobster. It was located on Higgins, just west of Cumberland.

    JoJo's-- Not the greatest food, but reliable. It was the best that you could do at 3:00 A.M

    Jack-in-the-Box-- God bless all of you who have fond memories. My memories are clouded because I don't think that I was ever sober while in the place.
    "Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don't want no horsin' around on the airplane?"
  • Post #22 - February 10th, 2012, 3:20 pm
    Post #22 - February 10th, 2012, 3:20 pm Post #22 - February 10th, 2012, 3:20 pm
    LikestoEatout wrote:My bring back to Chicago olace is Maid Rite which I came love in college in Iowa. There is one in Peoria.



    & Peru, IL. :)
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  • Post #23 - February 10th, 2012, 3:21 pm
    Post #23 - February 10th, 2012, 3:21 pm Post #23 - February 10th, 2012, 3:21 pm
    That reminds me. Oogie's, if only for the root beer.
    Last edited by Pie Lady on June 30th, 2015, 1:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #24 - February 10th, 2012, 3:24 pm
    Post #24 - February 10th, 2012, 3:24 pm Post #24 - February 10th, 2012, 3:24 pm
    Kentucky Fried Chicken from the '60's and early 70's. Some of the other early chains were pretty good back in day before consistency and marketing took over.
    Bruce
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  • Post #25 - February 10th, 2012, 3:39 pm
    Post #25 - February 10th, 2012, 3:39 pm Post #25 - February 10th, 2012, 3:39 pm
    I'd like to see A&W Drive-Ins come back if only because of the fond memories I have of my Dad piling us into the car in our pajamas and driving us for rootbeer floats in the summer.
  • Post #26 - February 10th, 2012, 3:56 pm
    Post #26 - February 10th, 2012, 3:56 pm Post #26 - February 10th, 2012, 3:56 pm
    Morrison's Cafeteria

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  • Post #27 - February 10th, 2012, 5:01 pm
    Post #27 - February 10th, 2012, 5:01 pm Post #27 - February 10th, 2012, 5:01 pm
    Dog n Suds. It was a drive-in with hot dogs and root beer. I know there are some out in exurbia (Grayslake, Richmond), but there used to be some closer to the city.
  • Post #28 - February 10th, 2012, 5:03 pm
    Post #28 - February 10th, 2012, 5:03 pm Post #28 - February 10th, 2012, 5:03 pm
    mrbarolo wrote:Schraft's luncheonettes for the special day out with a grandparent.
    Howard Johnson's for the fried clams. Especially after a trip to the Bronx Zoo with the grandparent.
    (I realize these may be both geographically and chronologically outside the implied parameters of the question. But there it is.)


    When I was in high school my friend dated a waitress at the HoJo's on Higgins near Cumberland (gone now) and the fried clams were good. I seem to remember a lot of customers ordering peppermint ice cream there too -- maybe it was what they were known for?
  • Post #29 - February 10th, 2012, 5:39 pm
    Post #29 - February 10th, 2012, 5:39 pm Post #29 - February 10th, 2012, 5:39 pm
    PortPkPaul wrote:When I was in high school my friend dated a waitress at the HoJo's on Higgins near Cumberland (gone now) and the fried clams were good. I seem to remember a lot of customers ordering peppermint ice cream there too -- maybe it was what they were known for?



    Howard Johnson's was known for its 28 flavors of ice cream, which it proudly proclaimed on the outside of their buildings. Of course, back in the 1800's, as immortalized in Blazing Saddles, they had only one flavor. :wink:

    That particular HoJo's building still stands and exists as a Hooter's today.
    Steve Z.

    “Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
    ― Mark Twain
  • Post #30 - February 10th, 2012, 5:55 pm
    Post #30 - February 10th, 2012, 5:55 pm Post #30 - February 10th, 2012, 5:55 pm
    I guess it was Peppermint Stick. Frozen Pudding sounds different.

    http://www.hojoland.com/28flavors.html

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