Thursday, February 11, 2016

Johnnys & Sammys


28 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW JT, a blast from the past!!! Was there many times. Thanks for the memories!

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...

I lived a block away and went there often. Their Surf 'n Turf was great and they had good Shrimp Cocktails.

Anonymous said...

Great pic! Was always awesome when mom mom great would treat everyone to a late Sunday lunch there!!!

Anonymous said...

The best there ever was in Salisbury!

Anonymous said...

Great photo!

Anonymous said...

Now look at the bury,thank a thug.

Anonymous said...

Jon Dize, if you lived a block away you lived in the hood.

Anonymous said...

Jon, not in those days!

Anonymous said...

LOL Shrimp Cocktail. I remember when that was THE appetizer extraordinaire. It's not even on menu's anymore. Tomato juice used to also be big as an appetizer. The NY Public Library has a collection of old restaurant menus so if anyone has one from Johnny and Sammy's or anywhere else for that matter and doesn't want it anymore the library would be grateful to have it. They have an online exhibit of them if anyone is interested.

Anonymous said...

I saw Big Al Downing there before he was famous.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I saw Big Al Downing there before he was famous.

February 12, 2016 at 1:23 PM

I saw Frank Perdue in there after he was famous.

Anonymous said...

The lounge entertainers, Maude and Earl Robinson, played at my wedding.
Wish I had the recipe for the Alpine. Room's clam chowder ...it was soooo good!

Anonymous said...

8:44-Was that the night he got plastered and sang with Maude and Earl?

Anonymous said...

Now it's a wawa. How times have changed .

Anonymous said...

Is this where boys would gather to throw knives at the feet and burn arm with cigarette contest?

Kat said...

That is awesome!

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...

I lived dead center of Center Street (205). It was not horrible in those days.

That was 1964 thru 1970. At 1972 I moved to Las Vegas a medical emergency brought us back in 1973 in which I spent the next four years working for and being trained by Walter Thurston, then in 1977 I moved back to Vegas.

Still here!

Where my house was on Center Street is now part of the hospital parking lot.

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...

I used to shoot for Frank Sr., I spent some time with him.

The 30" x 40" print, framed to 40x60 that I shot of Frank's 18 wheelers when he got his new backlit PERDUE airfoils that were on the cab of all his trucks... hung on his wall in the Zion Road office for a long time.

I did some painting with light to make that photo work so the backlit airfoils would shine bright in the dark, yet the trucks would all be lit, which I had to light each one individually. I think there were six or 10 tractor/trailers staggered in a row. Been a long time. I HAD HAIR THEN!

Frank was always nice to me.
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Anonymous said...

12:56 Try Beach to Bay, Princess Anne clam chowder. It is the Best!

Anonymous said...

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...
I lived dead center of Center Street (205).


That was the hood. Any place north of Hazel Ave. and east of Camden Ave. was the hood.

Anonymous said...

My rehearsal dinner was held in the alpine room. Sadly our town is gone but we have the memories.

Anonymous said...

No, it wasn't back then. He is talking 40 years ago. It actually stayed pretty decent all the way through the 80s.

Anonymous said...

No, it was the hood in 1950. It just got even worse across Rt.13.

Anonymous said...

12:17-My guess is that you got beat up a lot.

Anonymous said...

No, would just ride over there to show the kids how you would end up if you didn't do well in school. Of course it wasn't as bad as the other side of the river.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Is this where boys would gather to throw knives at the feet and burn arm with cigarette contest?

February 13, 2016 at 9:44 AM

that was ms blains

Anonymous said...

rabbit knaw off snow hill road was the white hood then

DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...

Anonymous said...
DIZEMAN aka Jon Dize said...
I lived dead center of Center Street (205).


That was the hood. Any place north of Hazel Ave. and east of Camden Ave. was the hood.
February 14, 2016 at 12:17 PM

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It appears you derive some pleasure out of posting this repeatedly.

Hey! Whatever you NEED. I've visited "HOODS" all over America, 47 of 50 states and Center Street in the '70s did not look like any of the "HOODS" I have visited, from Compton, to El Paso, to Detroit, to Memphis, to Baltimore's BLOCK. None of them resemble Center Street in Salisbury, but calling the area The Hood seems to excite you, so... ENJOY!