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Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 04:50 PM
Fazoli's
Lum's
Pizza by DiRose
Steak N Burger
Bonanza Steak House
Golden Corral
Arrogoto Steak House
Christy's Restaurant
Turkey Roost
Wish N Well
Barriachinis
Damon's
Laube's Old Spain
Laube's Cafeteria
Carl Meierhof's
The Yankee Whaler
Mike's Submarine
King's Submarine
Neba's Roast Beef
The Red Barn
Dog 'N Suds
The Library
The Great Gatsby
Howard Johnson's
The Cloisters
The Flying Tigers
Beef 'N Ale House
Maxl's Braustubbe

speaker
January 13th, 2006, 04:57 PM
Let's not forget all of the Decos, or Your Hosts.
The old time Laube's cafeteria was the best, along with Lorenzo's, which became Leonardo's. The Saratoga restaurant on Bailey. Ghandi's Seafood.:(
The Library, and who had those great roast beef sandwiches in the same area on Bailey? What was the name of the restaurant served up the best antipasto--on the tip of my tongue. On Fillmore, I think.

speaker
January 13th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Oops, didn't look at your list close enough.:o

citymouse
January 13th, 2006, 05:12 PM
Dan Montgomery's Steak house on Exchange
Gleasons on main.
Bailo's On Bailey and love joy
Beckers On william and Bailey
The Villa on South Park
Wurzburger hof
Hoffer house on Washington and Perry (HSBC)
The Little Harlem Hotel on Michigan
Today's Bell ringer. Any one besides me ever have a drink in Boulangers?

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 05:21 PM
Originally posted by citymouse
Dan Montgomery's Steak house on Exchange
Gleasons on main.
Bailo's On Bailey and love joy
Beckers On william and Bailey
The Villa on South Park
Wurzburger hof
Hoffer house on Washington and Perry (HSBC)
The Little Harlem Hotel on Michigan
Today's Bell ringer. Any one besides me ever have a drink in Boulangers?

Where was Boulangers?

steven
January 13th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Chins

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by speaker
Let's not forget all of the Decos, or Your Hosts.
The old time Laube's cafeteria was the best, along with Lorenzo's, which became Leonardo's. The Saratoga restaurant on Bailey. Ghandi's Seafood.:(
The Library, and who had those great roast beef sandwiches in the same area on Bailey? What was the name of the restaurant served up the best antipasto--on the tip of my tongue. On Fillmore, I think.

Laube's had a restaurant in Amherst called Laube's Amherst near Main & Kensington next door to the Lord Amherst.

buffy
January 13th, 2006, 05:29 PM
TACO GRANDE near the original TRALFAMADORE, Main St & Fillmore

the absolute best black bean burrito I've ever had

and, BAILO's!!! ohh, how i miss Bailo's

DelawareDistrict
January 13th, 2006, 05:38 PM
The Royal Hut in West Seneca was a favorite of the after the bars closed crowd for many years.

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 06:07 PM
The Ground Round
Spaghetti Warehouse
Broderick Park Inn
Park Meodow
Mulligan's on Hertel
The Crouching Lion
Careless Navigator
Uncle John's Pancake House
Milky Way Restaurant
Sammy's Villa Sorrento---Harris Hill
Lyon's Tea Room
Jimmy's Transit & Wehrle
Cayuga Snackbar
Shennigan's
The Grey Fox--Orchard Park
Shores Orchard Downs
The Union Station Restaurant Lockport, NY
Goldies
Goldstein & Wongs Pizza
Shanghai Village
Peiking Gardens

sharky
January 13th, 2006, 06:50 PM
I miss Fazoli's
sure it didn't match a real italina restaurant, but for fast italian food it was good

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by sharky
I miss Fazoli's
sure it didn't match a real italina restaurant, but for fast italian food it was good

It wasn't bad for what you got. I liked the unlimited hot breadsticks.

Achbek1
January 13th, 2006, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by citymouse

Wurzburger hof

Ah yes, the old Wurzburger hof. I remember going there back in high school with my family to see German music.

Didn't it then become Oh Boys? Things changed a bit.

Wasn't The Library another bar on Bailey? That was before my time, I'm still in my very early 30's. I hear people a few years older than me mention that Bailey used to be more of a college bar strip. Now the only college bar remaining on Bailey is the old faithful ANACONE'S.

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 07:46 PM
The Library on Bailey Avenue had a bar and a restaurant and was owned by Turgon Brothers. Back when I went there "Fondue" was the trendy food of the establishment. A college age group went there but not to primarily "drink". Prior to this, it was called "300 Club" which was a popular college handout. I went there for a New Year's Eve Party and it was $20.00 per couple with unlimited drinks, snacks and a huge Midnight buffet.

Other places that stand out on Bailey Avenue were Eduardo's noted for their pizza and Italian food. College hangouts on Bailey back in my day were Slat's Tavern and Pat's Tavern. A few years later, John Barleycorn's was a hot spot near Bailey and Suffolk.

LaNdReW
January 13th, 2006, 08:09 PM
Originally posted by buffy
TACO GRANDE near the original TRALFAMADORE, Main St & Fillmore

the absolute best black bean burrito I've ever had

and, BAILO's!!! ohh, how i miss Bailo's

It was not the same when they opened up on the boulevard.

:(


Bailo's is the first restaurant I remember going to as a kid. --Cherry Pop!

biker
January 13th, 2006, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by speaker
What was the name of the restaurant served up the best antipasto--on the tip of my tongue. On Fillmore, I think.

Wasn't that Cambria's? On Fillmore by Rodney?

They resurrected once downtown and later on Millersport.

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 11:14 PM
How about these:

Boston Seafood Restaurant
Crawdaddy's
Foyt's
Roy Roger's Restaurant
Kenny Roger's
Lilly Langtree's
Keystone 90's
Brady's Butcher Shop
Lord Chumley's
Steak 'N Ale
Godfather's Pizza
Beef Baron Restaurant in the Statler
The Cloisters
Zu Zons
The Red Carpet
The Lakeview Hotel
The New Chicago Lunch
Frisco's
Beef N Sirloin
Pasta Grill

biker
January 13th, 2006, 11:22 PM
Weren't The Cloisters, Manny's and Lord Chumley's all within eyesight of one another?

Although they're a great loss, it seems like the new restaurants on Franklin (Chophouse, Brownrouts) are carrying on the tradition.

Pauldo
January 13th, 2006, 11:31 PM
The tradition of great Buffalo Restaurants is being carried on by the owner of:

1. The Chop House
2. The Brownstone Seafood House (soon to be called Tuna's)
3. Darcy McGee's
4. Laughlin's

This owner has done more to revitalize the Theatre District than the last four mayors of Buffalo combined.

steven
January 14th, 2006, 02:12 AM
The tuergon brothers restaraunts where nice.............

Thanks a lot guys, now Im hungry.
:(

speaker
January 14th, 2006, 07:09 AM
YES! Cambria's!
Anybody ever go to Meister's for their chicken in the basket? I guess it might still be there but when Mom and Pop passed away the kids uppgraded it and lost the flavor. My first visit there the chicken dinner was 85 cents.:D

speaker
January 14th, 2006, 07:13 AM
And if you like Asian food--99's near Niagara Square was the absolute best. Just closed recently.
Man, what we've lost!

biker
January 14th, 2006, 07:41 AM
When I first moved here in the mid-70s, there was an old, low, rambling restaurant at the corner of Main and Bailey. There's a Burger King there now.

I can't remember the name of it. Usual old-time setup: saloon in front, dining room in back. Separate entrance to the dining room, so the ladies didn't have togo through the bar.

Name anyone?

speaker
January 14th, 2006, 08:01 AM
Is that Onetto's?

crlachepinochet
January 14th, 2006, 08:55 AM
Anyone remember Randazzo's (sp?)? It was a great little place that I remember from when I was a wee one... Nickel wings! I used to be able to put away about a buck or so...

If you want to talk about a real ghost of WNY restaurants, let's talk about East Side Mario's! Who hasn't seen those old commercials; the airwaves were littered with them! I have never heard of a WNY East Side Mario's at all. Oooooh, spooky. http://forums.relicnews.com/images/smiley/newicon-ghost.gif

HEY BADA BOOM BADA BING(o) !!!

Pauldo
January 14th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Randazzo's---home of the 5 cent chicken wing and 99 cent spaghetti dinner! Personally knew Tony Randazzo that founded and owned the place. One of the nicest men I have ever met!

biker
January 14th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by speaker
Is that Onetto's?

The missus confirms your call.

Good job!

speaker
January 14th, 2006, 11:45 AM
Sargent's at the foot of Ferry--closed up when I was a kid but I had fish (from the lake) fries there.
Is the Parkrige still going?
Has the Park Lane been mentioned? Peter Gust used to kiss women's hands.

DelawareDistrict
January 14th, 2006, 01:12 PM
The Park Lane has been reopened for quite a while now, albiet without Peter Gust.

Pauldo
January 14th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Little White House
Esmonds
The Hackney House
The Coachmen's Inn

citymouse
January 14th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by steven
The tuergon brothers restaraunts where nice.............

Thanks a lot guys, now Im hungry.
:(

I think they still may own the Riverview in Lewiston.

citymouse
January 14th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Foits on route five.
Hoaks Armour Inn.
Does any one know if Shaufs is still open?

speaker
January 14th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Originally posted by DelawareDistrict
The Park Lane has been reopened for quite a while now, albiet without Peter Gust.

You know, Delaware, I knew that!:o
I've been there a couple of times, and the food is good!
I guess I had in mind the old Gates house. Big and white.

biker
January 14th, 2006, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by citymouse
Foits on route five.
Hoaks Armour Inn.
Does any one know if Shaufs is still open?

If you mean Scharf's (as in Margaret Scharf's) off Genessee by Bailey, yes it is.

But don't trust their ad or the sign in the window: the kitchen isn't open as late as they say.

But the oompahpah grub is still great.

biker
January 14th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Who the heck made me a Gold Member?????

I don't agree with this namby-pamby stuff.

biker
January 14th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Hey Mouse, I thought of you when I saw this.

I was over on one of my financial message boards (the ones where we filthy-rich capitalists plot new ways to screw the workingman) when one of them posted the following:

"I've made a lot of money in the market. I spent most of it on wild women, fast horses and hard liquor.

The rest I just wasted."

Pauldo
January 14th, 2006, 09:55 PM
Isn't the Riverview in Lewiston formally called the Riverside Inn owned by the Turgon family?

Smiley
January 14th, 2006, 10:18 PM
Originally posted by speaker
And if you like Asian food--99's near Niagara Square was the absolute best. Just closed recently.
Man, what we've lost!

99 is still in business they have another location on Bailey Ave. near Winspear. Just across from where the old Library was. It is stiil serving great food

absolivious
January 14th, 2006, 11:06 PM
The Crouching Lion - on Sheridan in Snyder
Sestak and Maguire's - Former Bills, Tom and Paul resp.
Mother's Bakery - on Virginia Place - Paul Guidry and Edgar Chandler were the proprietors
The Upper Level - main near Winspear, owned by the late great Kevin Elliott
Rob Roy's in Snyder - great beef on weck

Smiley
January 14th, 2006, 11:27 PM
Costanzo's when it was on Delevan. I know they are now on Union Road in Chktg

woodstock
January 14th, 2006, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by biker
Who the heck made me a Gold Member?????

I don't agree with this namby-pamby stuff.
thank rez for the support of catagorizing members.

back to topic. la bella sicilia /havent been there is years - dont know if they are still open/ was a great place for italian food. they invented the concept of ppl waiting to get in.

WNYresident
January 15th, 2006, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by biker
Who the heck made me a Gold Member?????

I don't agree with this namby-pamby stuff.

People thought senior meant old. Stevenco had an idea because we have a few posters who like toget into name calling. His idea was a gold member. Everyone is a gold member.

woodstock
January 15th, 2006, 12:35 AM
to biker: you got lumped into being part of a cliche.

biker
January 15th, 2006, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by WNYresident
People thought senior meant old. Stevenco had an idea because we have a few posters who like toget into name calling. His idea was a gold member. Everyone is a gold member.

Old! I like being old.

I'm looking forward to being old like George Burns.

When I can pinch gorgeous young girls and everybody thinks I'm cute.

(Except my missus; she says that time will never come.)

wheresthesun
January 15th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by speaker
And if you like Asian food--99's near Niagara Square was the absolute best. Just closed recently.
Man, what we've lost!
I think they've reopened in the suburbs. I'll look into it. I liked them, too.

Riverside Inn, in Lewiston, is no longer Turgeon owned.

Anyone remember toasted bowties at Your Host?

LaNdReW
January 15th, 2006, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by biker
If you mean Scharf's (as in Margaret Scharf's) off Genessee by Bailey, yes it is.

But don't trust their ad or the sign in the window: the kitchen isn't open as late as they say.

But the oompahpah grub is still great.

I have been planning on going there for a long time, just never got around to it...
What do you recommend ordering? What are their specialties?

biker
January 15th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Is anything "Turgeon-owned" any more after their divorce?

Wasn't everything split up and then closed down?

But itdid provide the capital for Kitty Turgeon's Roycroft gambit.

Pauldo
January 15th, 2006, 04:07 PM
Originally posted by biker
Is anything "Turgeon-owned" any more after their divorce?

Wasn't everything split up and then closed down?

But itdid provide the capital for Kitty Turgeon's Roycroft gambit.

Kitty Turgeon owns the Roycoft Inn?

forestfirefighter
January 16th, 2006, 01:14 PM
Jets, Freddies and Mangano Donuts
Henrys Hamburgers, Carrolls
Pats Hot dogs on Sheridan Drive
Golden Chick Fried Chicken
Is DiPaulos still open in Blasdell ? I heard Illio passed away several years ago and didn't know if they continued on or not ....
When did Shores Orchard Downs close ? The Wursburgerhof closed why ?
Hoaks Amour in closed ? When....why ?
There was a bar/ restraunt across from the ford plant that Ronald Reagan once went to in the mid 80's....close long ago, right next to Snyder tank...anyone recall it ?
Also there used to be an excellent Italina retraunt in the basement of what was Bella Pizza on South Park in Lackawanna.
Another restraunt I forgot the name of long ago, high end chineese food establishment on Elmwood, closed in the mid nineties I beleive.
Theodores on the Lake.
Lance Madrids on Virginia Place across from Mothers
Chi-Chi's
When did Flying tigers close ?

speaker
January 16th, 2006, 02:09 PM
How about take out? There was a chicken place on Delaware north of Delaware plaza that was great! And then one on West Ferry, strictly Mom and Pop, and this chicken was like home made.

forestfirefighter
January 16th, 2006, 02:22 PM
Your Host

Somewhere I thought I heard Rudy's pump room closed up.

Shooter's/The Pier

There was a 3 story Irish Bar/Restraunt down near teh Aud...maybe main and Seneca ? Really popular for a spell then they closed in the early nineties

Pauldo
January 16th, 2006, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by forestfirefighter
Jets, Freddies and Mangano Donuts
Henrys Hamburgers, Carrolls
Pats Hot dogs on Sheridan Drive
Golden Chick Fried Chicken
Is DiPaulos still open in Blasdell ? I heard Illio passed away several years ago and didn't know if they continued on or not ....
When did Shores Orchard Downs close ? The Wursburgerhof closed why ?
Hoaks Amour in closed ? When....why ?
There was a bar/ restraunt across from the ford plant that Ronald Reagan once went to in the mid 80's....close long ago, right next to Snyder tank...anyone recall it ?
Also there used to be an excellent Italina retraunt in the basement of what was Bella Pizza on South Park in Lackawanna.
Another restraunt I forgot the name of long ago, high end chineese food establishment on Elmwood, closed in the mid nineties I beleive.
Theodores on the Lake.
Lance Madrids on Virginia Place across from Mothers
Chi-Chi's
When did Flying tigers close ?

Flying Tigers closed last summer.

biker
January 16th, 2006, 08:35 PM
Originally posted by forestfirefighter
Your Host

Somewhere I thought I heard Rudy's pump room closed up.

Shooter's/The Pier

There was a 3 story Irish Bar/Restraunt down near teh Aud...maybe main and Seneca ? Really popular for a spell then they closed in the early nineties

Pearl and Seneca-"Garcia's Irish Pub". I think they've reopened under a new name.

citymouse
January 16th, 2006, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by biker
Hey Mouse, I thought of you when I saw this.

I was over on one of my financial message boards (the ones where we filthy-rich capitalists plot new ways to screw the workingman) when one of them posted the following:

"I've made a lot of money in the market. I spent most of it on wild women, fast horses and hard liquor.

The rest I just wasted."

The only market I could ever make a lot of money in is the super market where I buy my lottery tickets. My investment there, however, hasn't matured yet.
Other than that, I have one wild woman for thirty two years, My horses so far have proved to be pretty slow (especially this past season) but hard liquor still works.
Your pretty much on the mark in attitude anyway.

citymouse
January 16th, 2006, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by forestfirefighter
Mangano Donuts
Is DiPaulos still open in Blasdell ? I heard Illio passed away several years ago and didn't know if they continued on or not ....
?
There was a bar/ restraunt across from the ford plant that Ronald Reagan once went to in the mid 80's....close long ago, right next to Snyder tank...anyone recall it ?


Manganos was the best. The donuts where out of this world, particularly the jelly. There bread was phenominal too!

Dipaulos is doing fine. His son operates it.
The bar you are thinking of on route 5 was Armondos they had a great clam bar on the side.

absolivious
January 16th, 2006, 11:43 PM
Originally posted by forestfirefighter
...There was a 3 story Irish Bar/Restraunt down near teh Aud...maybe main and Seneca ? Really popular for a spell then they closed in the early nineties
Garcia's Irish Pub ('83 - '96), formerly the R. C. Neal Hardware Company at 97 Pearl Street - cool building - now the Pearl Street Brewing Company:
http://mattandshell.com/pearl_street.gif

Downstate Buffaloian
January 17th, 2006, 09:41 AM
Originally posted by speaker

Anybody ever go to Meister's for their chicken in the basket? I guess it might still be there but when Mom and Pop passed away the kids uppgraded it and lost the flavor. My first visit there the chicken dinner was 85 cents.:D

My uncle lived in the neighborhood and we used to go to Meister's frequently. They used to have those place settings with pictures of cocktails on it. Today that would be retro cool!

Downstate Buffaloian
January 17th, 2006, 09:56 AM
White Tower Hamburgers (Military Road in Kenmore)
Doolie's (Grand Island)
The Whippy Dip (Grand Island)
St. Angelo's (Grand Island)
The Islander (Grand Island)
Nucherino's (Tonawanda St.- Riverside)
Paul Bunyon (North Tonawanda if memory serves me right)
Doyle's - Summit Park Mall
The Meeting House - Clarence
Coachman's - Clarence
Grandma's - Transit Road E. Amherst
The Lakeview (a buffet restaurant in Hamburg)
The Big Apple - (Buffet in Gardenville section of Cheektowaga)
Apple Grove Inn - Medina
The Castle - Olean
Captain Tony's- Henrietta

forestfirefighter
January 17th, 2006, 11:12 AM
Lakeview Smorgasboard closed ? Our family used to go there in the early sixties, my grandfather used to go outside with me after dinner so he could enjoy a cigar and we'd watch the trains go by on either side of the place.
We used to sometimes go to the Apple grove inn as well. The big apple supper club is where we had our swim team banquet decades ago, that's closed too ?

wheresthesun
January 17th, 2006, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by citymouse
Manganos was the best. The donuts where out of this world, particularly the jelly. There bread was phenominal too!

Dipaulos is doing fine. His son operates it.
The bar you are thinking of on route 5 was Armondos they had a great clam bar on the side.
Did you know that Mangano still makes the bread for Chef's?

citymouse
January 17th, 2006, 04:35 PM
I heard Chefs has the bread ovens from Manganos. Is that what you where refering to?

wheresthesun
January 17th, 2006, 04:39 PM
Originally posted by citymouse
I heard Chefs has the bread ovens from Manganos. Is that what you where refering to?
Maybe that as well, but an older gentleman, last name Mangano, bakes the bread, unless he no longer does....

Pauldo
January 17th, 2006, 11:06 PM
The Apple Grove Inn located in Medina is now called the Apple Orchard Inn:

http://www.apple-orchardinn.com/

wheresthesun
January 18th, 2006, 10:42 AM
Originally posted by wheresthesun
Maybe that as well, but an older gentleman, last name Mangano, bakes the bread, unless he no longer does....
I checked, he does. The ovens are Mangano's and Mr. Mangano still bakes the bread. Yummy!

biker
January 18th, 2006, 11:09 AM
Originally posted by Pauldo
The Apple Grove Inn located in Medina is now called the Apple Orchard Inn:

http://www.apple-orchardinn.com/

Thanks for the website. Did you see they offer mule-driven packet boat dinners on the Erie Canal?

This sounds like one cool place.

woodstock
January 18th, 2006, 11:36 AM
for those in south buffalo Doctor's pizza has become a ghost of wny as well. its like they pulled out over night.

Dino330
January 18th, 2006, 11:53 AM
The Plaza group upped the rent on Doctor's Pizza from $3000 to $5000 per month. Sean Doctor offered to buy the building, but they wanted $450,000. The pizza bar's last night was January 1 and they ripped everything out the next day.
Molly McGuire's will soon follow suit. But there have been rumors about that place closing since it opened.

Pauldo
January 18th, 2006, 12:10 PM
Before the Anchor Bar made chicken wings the rage, there was a place on the east side called WINGS 'N THINGS back in the late 1950's.

woodstock
January 18th, 2006, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by Dino330
The Plaza group upped the rent on Doctor's Pizza from $3000 to $5000 per month. Sean Doctor offered to buy the building, but they wanted $450,000. The pizza bar's last night was January 1 and they ripped everything out the next day.
Molly McGuire's will soon follow suit. But there have been rumors about that place closing since it opened.

thanks dino thats the same story i heard about doctors.

citymouse
January 18th, 2006, 12:49 PM
I heard it too. I saw the trucks and wondered what was up. They carried everything out. Ovens, range hoods, everything.
I heard he put it in storage and is considering finding a new location , but is in no hurry.
Meanwhile Kevin Gould is reopening the Golf Club in the next week or so. He put a ton of work in the place. I stopped tp check it out last week and it looks pretty nice. He will certainley benifit from Doctors and Molly's demise. One of Sean Doctors bartenders told me he will now work for Kevin.

Dino330
January 18th, 2006, 01:13 PM
Yeah the golf bar is now to be known as "Potter's Field." Pretty cool name. Anybody want to raise their hand and say its historical significance?
Kevin Gould already has his bartender lineup ready to hand in. He just needs to unlock the door and let me enter. I'll be there for the grand opening, believe you me.

Pauldo
January 18th, 2006, 06:07 PM
I forgot to mention Shoeny's Bar in Williamsville where all the Sabres of the 1970's use to hang out.

citymouse
January 18th, 2006, 07:13 PM
Originally posted by Pauldo
I forgot to mention Shoeny's Bar in Williamsville where all the Sabres of the 1970's use to hang out. They used to hang out in Sinatras on Niagara and Emwood across from city hall back in the early seventies when we first got the team.
That building is long since gone.

Logic
June 9th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Can Someone Tell Me Exactly Where The Turkey Roost Was Located? I Heard It Was In Clarence On Main St. Anyone Have An Idea Near What Intersection Or An Address?

Achbek1
June 9th, 2007, 09:53 AM
Can Someone Tell Me Exactly Where The Turkey Roost Was Located? I Heard It Was In Clarence On Main St. Anyone Have An Idea Near What Intersection Or An Address?

It wasn't listed as an inactive business entity with the Department of State. You might have to call a library and have them check an old phonebook.

Here's a link to an old Amherst Bee article that mentions it closed in 1979. http://www.amherstbee.com/news/2006/0503/Editorial/011.html

The Erie County Clerk site mentions the owners filed the DBA in 1952, but I can't get access to the address http://ecclerk.erie.gov:9080/prod_public_view/detail_frame.jsp?doc_id=17089820

DelawareDistrict
June 9th, 2007, 06:20 PM
If I remember correctly, the Turkey Roost was located on Main Street just past Transit in the Plaza that used to house Grants and Hills. I believe it was the restaurant that later became Charlie Brown's.

joeblow
June 9th, 2007, 08:25 PM
not a "restaurant" really, but I miss Freddie's Doughnuts!!

Recent ghost---Just Pasta on Bryant St. when it belonged to Don Warfe. After it opened under different ownership, the food was never quite as wonderful(nor was the service).

Smiley
June 9th, 2007, 10:06 PM
not a "restaurant" really, but I miss Freddie's Doughnuts!!

You and me both ;) Everytime I go down Main Street, I can't help but to look .

boomeriam
June 9th, 2007, 10:44 PM
Can Someone Tell Me Exactly Where The Turkey Roost Was Located? I Heard It Was In Clarence On Main St. Anyone Have An Idea Near What Intersection Or An Address?

Turkey Roost was at the corner of Main and Gunville next to Clarence High School. If you cut class you could be found there. I think it closed in mid 1980's , but not sure.

Surfing USA
June 9th, 2007, 11:08 PM
not a "restaurant" really, but I miss Freddie's Doughnuts!!

http://www.paleocurrents.com/img/homer_drool.JPG
Mmmmm. Freddie's Doughnuts!!!
Glaaaaaazed!

Micheal Joseph
June 9th, 2007, 11:13 PM
not a "restaurant" really, but I miss Freddie's Doughnuts!!

They had the very best doughnuts.

St. George's Table, and Gabriels Gate, and the 3 Coins.

Micheal

Shasta13
June 10th, 2007, 09:06 AM
Uncle John's Pancake House. The best potato pancakes.:D

The Dog House, on Dick Rd, by St. Barnabas. I used to stop there for breakfast as a kid with dad after dropping mom off at work at Twin Fair. as a four year old, I though it was exciting being able to sit at the counter with the truck drivers. :)

JFH
June 12th, 2007, 04:48 AM
Sadly another has bitten the dust - Morgan's Restaurant on Delaware near Sheridan. It was a great family owned establishment with banquet rooms in the rear - the only restaruant in Kenmore with banquet facilities.

Achbek1
June 12th, 2007, 08:33 AM
Sadly another has bitten the dust - Morgan's Restaurant on Delaware near Sheridan. It was a great family owned establishment with banquet rooms in the rear - the only restaruant in Kenmore with banquet facilities.

Aww, really? We had our wedding rehearsal dinner there :(

Edisonic
June 14th, 2007, 01:53 AM
Hugh's on Main Street, near Cathedral Park (bar-B-Q sangwitch, .75 and delish!) ... Woolworth's on Main, when people lined-up by the HUNDREDS for their delicious fried chicken .... Chicago Lunch, around the corner from the Century Theater (hot dogs 25 cents, fries 15 cents, Coke 15 cents - lunch for less than $1 ! ) ... Carl Meyer's Hoff, Court Street (pot roast, taters, veggie, 6-ounce Coke, $2.25) ... Parkside Candies at Main & Oakwood (burgers, real fries, Coke mixed on premises, real home-made ice cream) .... sigh .... might as well cook at home, today.

ps - Grandparents & Mom & family ate at Chin's, often. Wish I coulda been there

SharonM
December 11th, 2007, 05:51 PM
How about
Anastasia's
Your Host
Marvino's
Outlaws (ice cream)

SafeWNY
December 11th, 2007, 06:20 PM
Outlaws was at Main and Sheridan in Clarence - where Tim Horton's is now. There was also an "adult entertainment" restaurant across the street on Main, but it burned down in the mid 80's. I may be wrong on the date - I was still in elementary school....

Does anyone remember what the name of the restaurant was that now houses Club Infinity on Main St near Transit? They used to show a movie while you ate dinner. I remember seeing Harry and the Henderson's there....

gshowell
December 11th, 2007, 07:42 PM
For the ole farts in Depew - Jan's Pizzeria on Main Street. Good Pizza

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 08:12 PM
romanello's roseland
jimmy macs (when rick owned it)
mastrantonio's


btw,there never was a place called "the cloisters".......it was the "cloister"

HipKat
December 11th, 2007, 08:58 PM
Too long to read the whole thing, but I'll toss in two that may have not been mentioned:

Mexican Joes
Pizza by DiRose (The owners kids and I were friends)

Incognito
December 11th, 2007, 08:59 PM
What happened to cause all of the Turgeon Brothers restaruants to close? Remember the Boardwalk, in a plaza on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo? They had a train that ran above the tables. How many Turgeon Brother restaruants were there?

HipKat
December 11th, 2007, 09:11 PM
Oh, and then my Mom's ex bf owned The Careless Navigator at the Eastern Hills Mall

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 09:42 PM
What happened to cause all of the Turgeon Brothers restaruants to close? Remember the Boardwalk, in a plaza on Delaware Avenue in North Buffalo? They had a train that ran above the tables. How many Turgeon Brother restaruants were there?

they had a number of restaurants as turgeon bros (at least eight,if i recall)....they split...ralph took some,frank took the others....not totally sure who took what,exactly.....i did some business with mark turgeon when he was running the riverside inn.....i have no idea what any of them have now,if anything....mark moved away a few years ago.....

wheresthesun
December 11th, 2007, 09:51 PM
romanello's roseland
jimmy macs (when rick owned it)
mastrantonio's


btw,there never was a place called "the cloisters".......it was the "cloister"
Jimmy Macs Sukt.

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 09:57 PM
Jimmy Macs Sukt.


i liked it.....not gourmet food...but good stuff....and his sunday brunch was terrific....

wheresthesun
December 11th, 2007, 09:58 PM
i liked it.....not gourmet food...but good stuff....and his sunday brunch was terrific....
I respect that but the owner was a whiny baby.:p :p :p :p :p :D

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 10:01 PM
I respect that but the owner was a whiny baby.:p :p :p :p :p :D


we'll agree to disagree......i thought that rick was honorable to his cause.....plus he's my friend...

wheresthesun
December 11th, 2007, 10:02 PM
we'll agree to disagree......i thought that rick was honorable to his cause.....plus he's my friend...
wanna wrestle?

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 10:04 PM
wanna wrestle?


please....yes!!!:D

Effigy
December 11th, 2007, 10:06 PM
The Woodshed in N. Tonawanda. Loved their Sunday special - a Pitcher of Labatt's and double order of wings for $4.28 including tax.

Someone asked earlier in the thread about a chicken take out place on Delaware Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda...

If you mean on the West side of Delaware near Mt. St. Mary Academy, that was Chicken Delight.

The one on the East side of Delaware at the corner of Delaware Rd. was
Golden Chick

HipKat
December 11th, 2007, 10:08 PM
Pat's Hot Dogs on Sheridan

Effigy
December 11th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Scime's across the street from Pat's...

Incognito
December 11th, 2007, 10:18 PM
The Woodshed - another Turgeon Brothers restaraunt. So, I still don't get it. The brothers got into a fight, and divided up the restaraunts, and both brothers and all restaraunts failed?

bigpoppapuff
December 11th, 2007, 10:24 PM
ralph got remarried and,i think,moved to florida.....frank,im pretty sure,retired.....mark,frank's son, moved.....i think it was just a case of "done"....

they may still have ownership of the roycroft and the riverside....not certain...

SharonM
December 15th, 2007, 05:07 PM
Anyone remember:

Charlie Bubbles
Four Seasons Restaurant
Your Host

wheresthesun
December 15th, 2007, 06:22 PM
Anyone remember:

Charlie Bubbles
Four Seasons Restaurant
Your Host
Charlie bubbles sounds so familiar; where was that?
Oh, maybe I am thinking of "Tiny Bubbles...":confused:

HipKat
December 15th, 2007, 07:03 PM
Charlie bubbles sounds so familiar; where was that?
Oh, maybe I am thinking of "Tiny Bubbles...":confused:

It was on Maple, right where you come off the ramp from Millersport Highway.

wheresthesun
December 15th, 2007, 07:53 PM
It was on Maple, right where you come off the ramp from Millersport Highway.
It is driving me crazy, it sounds so familiar...I think my friend waitressed there. Did it have a theme? Bubbles maybe? :confused:

concernedwnyer
December 15th, 2007, 09:08 PM
Original Perkins
Popeyes
Chi Chi's in this area
Eateries in Department stores....

Achbek1
December 15th, 2007, 09:25 PM
Charlie bubbles sounds so familiar; where was that?
Oh, maybe I am thinking of "Tiny Bubbles...":confused:

It could possibly be an inactive franchise out of Rochester in the mid 80s:

From the Department of State:


Current Entity Name: CHARLIE BUBBLES FRANCHISE CORP.
Initial DOS Filing Date: DECEMBER 24, 1985
County: MONROE
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: INACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
CHARLIE BUBBLES FRANCHISE CORP.
1936 WEST RIDGE RD.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 14626
Registered Agent
NONE

USPTO:

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=aliv1o.2.1

HipKat
December 15th, 2007, 09:43 PM
I never ate there. The building is still there. Last time I remember, it was a univeristy book store

wheresthesun
December 15th, 2007, 11:14 PM
It could possibly be an inactive franchise out of Rochester in the mid 80s:

From the Department of State:


Current Entity Name: CHARLIE BUBBLES FRANCHISE CORP.
Initial DOS Filing Date: DECEMBER 24, 1985
County: MONROE
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: INACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
CHARLIE BUBBLES FRANCHISE CORP.
1936 WEST RIDGE RD.
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, 14626
Registered Agent
NONE

USPTO:

http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=aliv1o.2.1
YES--i know it! I knew it. My girlfriend DID waitress there and I think started when they opened. Didn't last long....that was it. Maybe in the mid-80's.

HipKat
December 15th, 2007, 11:55 PM
YES--i know it! I knew it. My girlfriend DID waitress there and I think started when they opened. Didn't last long....that was it. Maybe in the mid-80's.


Yep! That's it.

TheRightView
December 16th, 2007, 01:09 AM
So Many Restaurants have come and gone. The Pasta Grille and there was an Irish restaurant there before that and beofre that it was the Original Perkins.

equinox
January 5th, 2008, 03:53 PM
Enchante' on the south side of Allen near Main. Very nice atmosphere and food. I believe it was owned and operated by a husband and wife team. We enjoyed it. It became a gay establishment (not that there's anything wrong with that). We also liked Coda by Kleinhans.

Michele J
January 5th, 2008, 04:25 PM
Does anyone remember the Crouching Lion on Sheridan?

Daisy H
January 5th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Does anyone remember the Crouching Lion on Sheridan?

I remember it by name, but was never there.

bigpoppapuff
January 6th, 2008, 09:52 AM
I remember it by name, but was never there.


it was one of the turgeon bros restaurants.....it was pretty good,as i remember...

Michele J
January 6th, 2008, 10:50 AM
It was also a lovely restaurant..what happened to the Turgeon Brothers?

bigpoppapuff
January 6th, 2008, 11:12 AM
It was also a lovely restaurant..what happened to the Turgeon Brothers?


it was discussed in one of the food threads.....simply...they split and moved in different directions...

starfire
February 21st, 2008, 06:08 PM
i almost forgot about beef and sirloin on genesee by the airport .they had huge ice cream cones.

HipKat
February 21st, 2008, 10:37 PM
i almost forgot about beef and sirloin on genesee by the airport .they had huge ice cream cones.Awesome post.
I loved that place!

gshowell
February 22nd, 2008, 10:34 AM
I heard that the original owner of Beef and Sirloin invented the machine that makes curly-que french fries. Does anyone know if this is true.

Regardless, Beef and Sirloin had the best curly-que fries ever.

kma516
February 22nd, 2008, 03:15 PM
Chi Chi's - I loved that place!!! They used Sonoran style for most of their recipes and it was just awesome.

We have a relatively new one in town on the corner of NF Blvd and Sheridan drive called El Palenque. Nothing at all like a chain - their home made, fresh food is fantastic. Love the place!

winfield31
February 22nd, 2008, 04:28 PM
I'm sorry I have not read all the posts , but did anyone mention Pranzo's across the street from the airport ? How about Triodl's on Olympic in the Bailey/Delavan area ? Danny's on Rhode Island , I forgot the other great Italian Rest. on Rhode Island's name ? Town & Country on Union/Walden ?

bigpoppapuff
February 22nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
I forgot the other great Italian Rest. on Rhode Island's name ?


???....romanello's roseland??.....it's now prime 490...owned by a friend of mine's son....

wheresthesun
February 22nd, 2008, 04:45 PM
???....romanello's roseland??.....it's now prime 490...owned by a friend of mine's son....
Yes, it was Romanellos, owned by no one I know.:D

starfire
March 1st, 2008, 12:27 PM
Chi Chi's - I loved that place!!! They used Sonoran style for most of their recipes and it was just awesome.

We have a relatively new one in town on the corner of NF Blvd and Sheridan drive called El Palenque. Nothing at all like a chain - their home made, fresh food is fantastic. Love the place!
used to love coyote cafe ,took away lunch specials $10 is crazy for to eat lunch there now.

winfield31
March 1st, 2008, 01:51 PM
???....romanello's roseland??.....it's now prime 490...owned by a friend of mine's son.... yes , it was Roseland's , I believe they also later ran a place in Lackawanna ? BTW the food was awesome there also !

EMS174
March 1st, 2008, 03:37 PM
Legend had it that Curley Cue French Fries were invented at Brinson's which was at Military & Sheridan (The site of The Royal).

TheHidiGuy
March 1st, 2008, 04:37 PM
i miss Marty's, down on Route 62, in Collins. it was the best greasy spoon to eat at when i was out on a drinking binge. Farner's and Parker's, in Gowanda, is another place that i miss.

BuffaloEMT14216
March 1st, 2008, 05:04 PM
I used to like York Family Restaurants. My grandmother loved that place. Remember there was one in the Boulevard Mall and Eastern Hills Mall.
Remember good old Jet Doughnuts on Sheridan Drive. Used to go there every Sunday with my grandma too.
Also, remember when Long John Silvers used to be an actual restaurant. Another one of grandma's favorites.
We used to go to the one on Sheridan Drive where Walgreens is now and they used to have waitresses and the whole schtick. It was a good restaurant when it was setup like that. Now, it's like everything else, lousy.

starfire
March 1st, 2008, 06:52 PM
used to love neelands for ice cream in alden.

Achbek1
March 1st, 2008, 10:38 PM
I heard that the original owner of Beef and Sirloin invented the machine that makes curly-que french fries. Does anyone know if this is true.

Regardless, Beef and Sirloin had the best curly-que fries ever.

I love a good research question!

My paper trail:

NYS Department of State Division of Corporations Entity Information has two listings for the business, but did not list the owner.

Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: BEEF & SIRLOIN INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: MARCH 08, 1972
County: ERIE
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: INACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
BEEF & SIRLOIN INC.
4611 GENESEE ST.
CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK, 14225
Registered Agent
NONE




[I]Selected Entity Status Information Current Entity Name: R E R BEEF & SIRLOIN, INC.
Initial DOS Filing Date: OCTOBER 24, 1994
County: ERIE
Jurisdiction: NEW YORK
Entity Type: DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
Current Entity Status: INACTIVE

Selected Entity Address Information DOS Process (Address to which DOS will mail process if accepted on behalf of the entity)
R E R BEEF & SIRLOIN, INC.
4611 GENESEE STREET
CHEEKTOWAGA, NEW YORK, 14225
Registered Agent
NONE


So I checked the Erie County Clerk database and found listings for the company including their DBAs. It looks like the company may have changed over to different hands over the years so I found the oldest DBA listing, from 1982 (the business was listed as opening around 1972.) The name on the DBA was James Chambos.

http://ecclerk.erie.gov:9080/prod_public_view/detail_frame.jsp?doc_id=16725442


...So I went to the United States Patent and Trademark database and entered Chamos' name and came up with some patents for "potato cutting machines."


Here are the links:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=38&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PALL&s1=chambos&OS=chambos&RS=chambos

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=39&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PALL&s1=chambos&OS=chambos&RS=chambos


Looks like it was a prolific patent in that it was cited by many other patents, especially for other types of food processors.

Thanks for letting me have my fun :)

By the way, to see patent images you need to have the tif file reader.

HipKat
March 2nd, 2008, 09:58 AM
I used to like York Family Restaurants. My grandmother loved that place. Remember there was one in the Boulevard Mall and Eastern Hills Mall.
Remember good old Jet Doughnuts on Sheridan Drive. Used to go there every Sunday with my grandma too.
Also, remember when Long John Silvers used to be an actual restaurant. Another one of grandma's favorites.
We used to go to the one on Sheridan Drive where Walgreens is now and they used to have waitresses and the whole schtick. It was a good restaurant when it was setup like that. Now, it's like everything else, lousy.I liked Yor too, eve nthough it was Ponderosa-ish, it was more "upscale"

HipKat
March 2nd, 2008, 10:00 AM
I love a good research question!
I could never be that patient and thourough to do that kind've research.
That wa awesome.

keyboard150
March 2nd, 2008, 10:14 AM
thank rez for the support of catagorizing members.

back to topic. la bella sicilia /havent been there is years - dont know if they are still open/ was a great place for italian food. they invented the concept of ppl waiting to get in.


Is that on the West Side near or on Grant? If so, it's still open, and very good food.

keyboard150
March 2nd, 2008, 10:16 AM
Kitty Turgeon owns the Roycoft Inn?

The Turgeon's have been involved with the Roycroft for a VERY long time, I believe even before it's remodeling to some degree. (Some ancestor of theirs worked with Albert Hubbard or something? Or maybe I'm wayyyy off.....it's been awhile)

I used to be a tour guide there in high school...the food has greatly improved since then.

bigpoppapuff
March 2nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
Is that on the West Side near or on Grant? If so, it's still open, and very good food.


different place....i think la bella sicilia that is referred to is/was on genesee st near the airport.....???

keyboard150
March 2nd, 2008, 10:23 AM
different place....i think la bella sicilia that is referred to is/was on genesee st near the airport.....???


What's the place I'm thinking of then? I'd like to go back there, some coworkers and I went there for lunch one day during an inservice.


Oh, Gabriel's Gate is still open!

How about:

Four Seasons (commercialized, but many memories in those)


As a kid:

Major Magicks! (I think that's how they spelled it?)

bigpoppapuff
March 2nd, 2008, 10:34 AM
the original owner of the gate,leonard silveri,just passed away a few weeks ago....he sold the place to dave forness.
forness,i think,still owns it.....dave still owns hemingway's....might still have something to do with birchfield's......the place across the street from the gate (frizzy's) was owned by forness,'til he sold it to the frisicaro's.....
david also owns the buffalo house...on franklin....

Pauldo
November 17th, 2008, 11:42 AM
How about the Milky Way Restaurant on Main Street in Williamsville where now the Original Pancake House is located.

Mike Milky, the owner, had a couple of other restaurants in the area. The one thing the Milky Way Restaurant was known for was absolutely the worst cup of coffee ever brewed. It tasted as if it was made with used gym socks.

blockclubof1
November 18th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Pizza John's on Lovejoy had some great Italian specialties back in the 70's.
The best pizza was at Lou-gus Restaurant on Genesee St. near the city line. We ate there on closing nite a couple years back. Too bad about that Mexican place on Union, they made mole enciladas that were to die for! BUSTED!!!
Citymouse already named Dan Montgomery's on exchange. That place was practically a museum! Best jukebox in the city! We used to go there after dinner for drinks (Singapore Slings). Remember the waitress uh-huuuhhhmmm???