Originally Posted by wmtire
This topic reminds me of something I researched a few years ago. I hate to see businesses go down, or close.........but it's just the way it is.
How many of us remember the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company? In it's heyday it had over 15,000 stores.....which is more than Wal-Mart. It has only around 300 still operating.
It was also the largest US retailer from 1915 to 1965.
I'm sure about all of us reading this have been in one...........but may not recognize the long name, and never knew that A&P stood for that.
Sheesh! You had me feeling not-so-old there for a bit.
Had no idea what you were talking about.
OH! DUH...A&P of course! Mom hoarded those trading stamps like they were solid gold.
Piggly Wiggly had those trading stamps too.
Another, IMO, over priced and sub-par restaurant is Ralph & Kacoos. Way over priced. DH and I ate there a month ago and that was it for us. GREAT wait staff, but the special of the day...Sirloin strip with a crawfish tail/mushroom sauce over the top was nasteh. Steak over cooked when I specifically said rare to medium rare, the appetizers...stuffed mushrooms and fried dill pickles...both cooked to dehydration.
DH wanted what was always his favorite; lobster bisque...nyet...no longer on the menu.
He chose "Ralph's Platter" for his entre'...decidedly not impressed.
We used to go there every time we went over to S'port. Not any more.
This last Saturday we picked Chinese, went South of town and found Chef Lee's. Holy smokes what a buffet set up! Even included sushi.
Now if we can find a good Thai restaurant over there we'll be happy campers every time we take the toy over for service or warranty work. We eat Thai at a restaurant here at home at *least* once a week. Good stuff. Nice small privately owned restaurant. (Bangkok Spice) wmtire you should try if it ya haven't.
Can ya tell we're foodies?