Howard Johnson’s Fudge Papercraft

                                  Click on the image above for a full sized PDF to print. My first papercraft in a long time. Sorry you papercraft fans have had to wait so long! I’ll add several more before the Christmas. This is a recreation of the Howard Johnson’s fudge bar from the 1950s. I don’t have a lot of information about either the...

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Summer Fun 1961 – Orlando Travel Brochure

Ads for Gary’s Duck Inn and Cherry Plaza Hotel. I found this brochure at an estate sale recently. It features marketing and promotions for Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland and Central Florida, circa 1961. Lots of good stuff. It’s also a good reference guide to Orlando in the 1960s. Click below for more. As always, click the image for a larger version.   Morrison’s Cafeterias were still around Florida ten or...

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Orlando Food in the 1970s, Pt. 2

This is another bunch of ads from the Orlando Sentinel food sectionals from 1972. Check the original article here. Above is an advert for Sweden House. My love for “All You Can Eat Buffets” knows know boundaries. Of course, back then it was called a “Smorgasbord”. I’m not sure which is the classier moniker. These places were all over Florida in the 60s and 70s. I hope they had Swedish meatballs. If Ikea...

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Retro Florida Menu – Aunt Hattie’s Chicken in the Woodpile

I found this menu for Aunt Hattie’s Chicken in the Woodpile on eBay a few years ago. It’s especially neato because it’s autographed by Edward “Uncle Ed” Boore, husband of Aunt Hattie and founder of the restaurant. Aunt Hattie’s was opened in 1939 by Ed and Hattie Boore who had previously run a fruit stand. It closed in 1985. The full history of the restaurant is recounted by Scott Taylor Hartzell in...

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Pumperniks Menu

Pumperniks was a Saturday afternoon staple for my family when I was growing up in Miami. It’s the first place I ever ate Matzo ball soup and a brisket sandwich. The experience of eating this food for the first time was enough to make me consider converting to Judaism. Pumperniks, Wolfies and Rascal House were all created by Wolfie Cohen. Now all the great Jewish delis in Miami are gone and mostly forgotten. Wolfies, and Corky’s,...

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