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  • Post #181 - October 23rd, 2016, 11:57 pm
    Post #181 - October 23rd, 2016, 11:57 pm Post #181 - October 23rd, 2016, 11:57 pm
    I don't know if this helps, there was a Mr. Ricky's in Skokie, which was owned by Rich Melman's father.
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  • Post #182 - March 18th, 2017, 12:18 am
    Post #182 - March 18th, 2017, 12:18 am Post #182 - March 18th, 2017, 12:18 am
    stevez wrote:T.J. Peppercorns served an excellent version of roast duck. At one point, they had a rotating carousel of ducks right upfront when you walked into the restaurant. Peppercorns was a major contributor to my lifelong duck addiction.



    Hey
    I remember the buffet, also there was a hot dog place in Skokie near the mall and the theater . U grew up in wilmette. What about the gyro place next to the theater ? The ground round. When I was diagnosed with terminal c I begin thinking about all those places. What was the name of that hot dog place and the gyro place do u know?
    Thanks
  • Post #183 - May 16th, 2017, 11:58 am
    Post #183 - May 16th, 2017, 11:58 am Post #183 - May 16th, 2017, 11:58 am
    The gyro place next to the Wilmette theater is the Chuck Wagon; still there and still good.
  • Post #184 - May 18th, 2017, 1:28 pm
    Post #184 - May 18th, 2017, 1:28 pm Post #184 - May 18th, 2017, 1:28 pm
    stevez wrote:T.J. Peppercorns served an excellent version of roast duck. At one point, they had a rotating carousel of ducks right upfront when you walked into the restaurant. Peppercorns was a major contributor to my lifelong duck addiction.


    Just saw this thread. Agree, had the duck many times. While it wasn't a cheap restaurant, I felt it provided great value and went many times.
  • Post #185 - August 8th, 2017, 2:29 pm
    Post #185 - August 8th, 2017, 2:29 pm Post #185 - August 8th, 2017, 2:29 pm
    Thank you thank you. I slung dogs at hanks, and I've been racking my brain for the name. For a while there was teen "nightclub" right next door too. My mom cooked most weeknights but Sunday night was take out: wesleys or la rosa on dempster or big herms and there was a Chinese place I think it was on main just west of Crawford. Mid 70's there was a geasy spoon breakfast lunch place on main just west of mcormim on north side of street. 1st place I had a garbage omelet.
  • Post #186 - August 16th, 2017, 2:04 pm
    Post #186 - August 16th, 2017, 2:04 pm Post #186 - August 16th, 2017, 2:04 pm
    Wesley's...Big Herm's...Hershey's...La Rosa... sure but this is the first mention I've seen of the Chinese spot on Main W of Crawford and the greasy spoon breakfast spot on Main W of McCormick. Fine memories on both counts for entirely different reasons of course. (I also am unable to recall either of the names.) Great catch - thanks!
  • Post #187 - August 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    Post #187 - August 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm Post #187 - August 16th, 2017, 4:02 pm
    sburton3030 wrote:Wesley's...Big Herm's...Hershey's...La Rosa... sure but this is the first mention I've seen of the Chinese spot on Main W of Crawford and the greasy spoon breakfast spot on Main W of McCormick. Fine memories on both counts for entirely different reasons of course. (I also am unable to recall either of the names.) Great catch - thanks!

    The greasy spoon breakfast spot on Main St was Morry's. Subsequently, it became LTH favorite and GNR Patty's Diner.
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  • Post #188 - December 8th, 2017, 12:35 am
    Post #188 - December 8th, 2017, 12:35 am Post #188 - December 8th, 2017, 12:35 am
    The Famous Elliott's Pine Log Restaurant and Lounge was nestled in three wooded acres in Skokie, Illinois. Destroyed by a fire in 1955, the Pine Log came back stronger than ever. It was the place to go for special occasions. The menu was fabulous and included their very popular roasted duck. Check out their history with some great images.
    CLICK TO READ ─► https://drloihjournal.blogspot.com/2017/12/elliotts-pine-log-restaurant-lounge-skokie.html in my Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal™ - Please use the links at the bottom of the article to share, 'like' and such.
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  • Post #189 - December 8th, 2017, 7:12 am
    Post #189 - December 8th, 2017, 7:12 am Post #189 - December 8th, 2017, 7:12 am
    drgale wrote:The Famous Elliott's Pine Log Restaurant and Lounge was nestled in three wooded acres in Skokie, Illinois. Destroyed by a fire in 1955, the Pine Log came back stronger than ever. It was the place to go for special occasions. The menu was fabulous and included their very popular roasted duck. Check out their history with some great images.
    CLICK TO READ ─► https://drloihjournal.blogspot.com/2017/12/elliotts-pine-log-restaurant-lounge-skokie.html in my Digital Research Library of Illinois History Journal™ - Please use the links at the bottom of the article to share, 'like' and such.


    Elliott's survives to this day. The son of the original owner operates Elliott's on Northwest Hwy in Edison Park.
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  • Post #190 - December 8th, 2017, 8:43 am
    Post #190 - December 8th, 2017, 8:43 am Post #190 - December 8th, 2017, 8:43 am
    The greasy spoon breakfast spot on Main St was Morry's. Subsequently, it became LTH favorite and GNR Patty's Diner.


    Dave--I loved Patty's ham hash, and haven't anything remotely close to it since.
  • Post #191 - December 8th, 2017, 10:20 am
    Post #191 - December 8th, 2017, 10:20 am Post #191 - December 8th, 2017, 10:20 am
    jnm123 wrote:
    The greasy spoon breakfast spot on Main St was Morry's. Subsequently, it became LTH favorite and GNR Patty's Diner.


    Dave--I loved Patty's ham hash, and haven't anything remotely close to it since.

    The garbage omelette was my regular thing.
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #192 - January 23rd, 2018, 2:23 pm
    Post #192 - January 23rd, 2018, 2:23 pm Post #192 - January 23rd, 2018, 2:23 pm
    jnm123 wrote:Speaking of being torn down, I was driving down Touhy near Lincoln a couple weeks ago and saw that The Purple Hotel--formerly Ray Foley's Hyatt House--was just about demolished. Probably is down to the dirt now. But in its heyday in the '60's, it's where my dad used to put up clients from out of town. And later on in the '80's, besides Tessy's coffee shop (where Teamsters Central States Pension Fund comptroller Allen Dorfman ate his last meal in 1983--hope it was good), T.J. Peppercorn's was a fine place with a great brunch. Guess things don't last forever.

    History of the Hyatt/Purple Hotel and current status of the site are thoroughly discussed in this blog post. New restaurants may yet arise there.
  • Post #193 - January 24th, 2018, 11:47 am
    Post #193 - January 24th, 2018, 11:47 am Post #193 - January 24th, 2018, 11:47 am
    As of last week, the property is up for sale again. Who knows when something will happen?
  • Post #194 - January 24th, 2018, 11:50 am
    Post #194 - January 24th, 2018, 11:50 am Post #194 - January 24th, 2018, 11:50 am
    Ram4 wrote:As of last week, the property is up for sale again. Who knows when something will happen?

    Sale pending on land where Purple Hotel once stood: Lincolnwood officials

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/l ... story.html
    "At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom." George Carlin
  • Post #195 - January 25th, 2018, 7:53 am
    Post #195 - January 25th, 2018, 7:53 am Post #195 - January 25th, 2018, 7:53 am
    Dave148 wrote:
    Ram4 wrote:As of last week, the property is up for sale again. Who knows when something will happen?

    Sale pending on land where Purple Hotel once stood: Lincolnwood officials

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/l ... story.html


    They've been saying for years how the land where the Purple Hotel stood is a gold mine logistics-wise, but is it? Yes, it's close to the Edens, but most times of the day Touhy Ave. between that spot near Lincoln Ave. and the Edens is gridlock, a real pain to drive through in either direction--I avoid it except when I have to visit NYB&B.

    And frankly, there's not that much land there. Those previous plans looked like they wanted to build a whole new village in that spot.

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