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#661 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:19 PM

1977-79 ^



#662 Jill

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:22 PM

Too bad I already used up my Rupert Holmes joke on that other creepy seventies couple in that other creepy seventies ad you found.


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#663 Jill

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:32 PM

I may have missed it , but how about Noos pizza in market square  ?

they used to have some good live music.

 

I think I remember Noos. If it's the place I'm thinking of, I tried their pizza once and hated it, but I was a kid with no time for whole wheat crust and lumpy pizza sauce.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:18 PM

Noos Pizza was hugely popular at the time and still among long time fans retains something of a cult status among aficionados all these years later...


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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:28 PM

Noos Pizza was hugely popular at the time and still among long time fans retains something of a cult status among aficionados all these years later...

 

Summer 1977, Monday Magazine.

 

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#666 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:30 PM

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#667 Nparker

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:31 PM

I still miss the Lemon Tree - and the mezzanine level - at Mayfair. Maybe the new addition will recreate something similar.



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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:36 PM

I still miss the Lemon Tree - and the mezzanine level - at Mayfair. Maybe the new addition will recreate something similar.

 

I love the hours, back when people stayed up late.


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#669 Rob Randall

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:41 AM

Found this while looking for info on the Empress's Tiffany's:

Vancouver Sun, May 11, 1988.

"Columnist [Jim] Gibson has written that [Vinnie] Gorman, for a time, sold the best hamburgers ever made in Victoria, a claim that caught my eye, remembering the thick, oniony delights once made at Wimpy's, up at the top end of Yates Street.

Gorman sold his hamburgers (and fishing licences) from one end of a floating Texaco gas barge moored near Fisherman's Wharf and reached on foot by a narrow catwalk. His admirable slogan was, Dine Afloat or Dinah Shore.

The cost of insurance ended the brief time of Vinnie's Eats. It was felt that one meat patty, charred too close to an open gas cock, could send up the entire Inner Harbor and half of Esquimalt."

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:44 AM

I still miss the Lemon Tree - and the mezzanine level - at Mayfair. Maybe the new addition will recreate something similar.


Mezzanine level?
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 06:49 AM

^ There used to be a restaurant upstairs. 


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#672 Nparker

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 07:47 AM

Mezzanine level?

I've lived in the region a long time...I know things others have long forgotten or never knew.



#673 tysonbailey

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Posted 13 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

not sure if this was mentioned . but mister burger  had 2 locations that I remember. one on Harriot and one by elk lake. their logo was a guy with a Stetson . also dinos across from Tillicum mall. and grinders and chilli's in view royal . anybody remember these gems ?



#674 tysonbailey

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Posted 14 July 2017 - 11:31 AM

henrys hqamburgers in Esquimalt. owned by Victoria legend pud smith.


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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:24 PM

TC, Mar 1, 1997:

"Restaurants: The planned pub-restaurant on Hillside Avenue near Quadra Street involves Michael Murphy (of Cecconi's and Il Terrazzo) as operator, Frank Bourree as consultant on the business plan, as well as developer Randy Wilson. . . . Maritimer Jeff Furneaux plans to open Nautical Nellie's in the downtown space formerly occupied by Margaritaville Cantina, Blue Coyote Cafe and, originally, George Acs' Louie Louie's Diner. . . . Greg Hayes, formerly of Herald Street Caffe and Oak Bay Marina restaurant, is opening a high-end Italian restaurant in the 900-block Fort Street. It's under contruction. . . . The Water Club in the former Rattenbury's location is to open around March 20."
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#676 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:57 PM

TC, Mar 1, 1997:

"Restaurants: The planned pub-restaurant on Hillside Avenue near Quadra Street involves Michael Murphy (of Cecconi's and Il Terrazzo) as operator, Frank Bourree as consultant on the business plan, as well as developer Randy Wilson. . . . Maritimer Jeff Furneaux plans to open Nautical Nellie's in the downtown space formerly occupied by Margaritaville Cantina, Blue Coyote Cafe and, originally, George Acs' Louie Louie's Diner. . . . Greg Hayes, formerly of Herald Street Caffe and Oak Bay Marina restaurant, is opening a high-end Italian restaurant in the 900-block Fort Street. It's under contruction. . . . The Water Club in the former Rattenbury's location is to open around March 20."

 

That's a nice find all in one place.  I did not know Murphy was Cecconi's.  I sold one hell of a photocopier to the Water Club.


Edited by VicHockeyFan, 28 July 2017 - 08:58 PM.


 



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