Food food food food. Lovely food! Wonderful food! Food fo-o-o-o-o-d food fo-o-o-o-o-d food. Lovely food! Lovely food! Lovely food! Lovely food! Lovely food! Food food food food!
Um, sorry, it's my inner Monty Python raising its head.
1. I am grateful for the cooking of my mother. It kept me well fed for 30 years.
2. I am especially grateful for the tuna casserole my mother made. Now if only I can get my sister to finally send me the recipe so I could try and duplicate it!
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3. I am grateful for K & F Burger, in Pomona, Ca; It is across the street from where my first job was and a few blocks from where I lived and I ate their wonderful breatfast burritos and hamburger specials for 17 years.
4. I am grateful for Der Wiernerschnitzel, a favorite fastfood joint of mine in Ca.
It seems there hasn't been one in Houston in 25-30 years, and the most recent attempt at a franchise, in 2010, apparently failed.
5. I am grateful for Original Tommy's, especially the original 67 year old location in LA. I will miss their chili dogs, chili burgers and chili fries!
6. I am grateful for Philippe the Original, an LA institution since 1908, home of the original "French Dip Sandwich, and a unique style of service as old as the cafe itself. God, I'm going to seriously miss the french dip lamb sandwich!
7. I am grateful for Pink's, legendary hot dog stand in Hollywood since 1939.
Even at 2am the line out the door is a half block long...trust me, I've stood in it. :-D
While I won't that, I will miss the food.
8. I am grateful for the Village Grille, in Claremont, Ca. Opened in 1949 my mom and dad were regulars there before they met and married in 1957.
I will miss the great food and great atmosphere.
9. I am grateful for Wolfe's Market, a family owned specialty grocery store, in Claremont, since 1917.
When my family lived in Claremont, in the 60's, this was where we went grocery shopping. In my adult years I would still stop in occasionally until I moved to Orange County.
10. I am grateful for the mint chip ice from the old Thrifty Drug Store of my childhood and early adult years. The chain was bought out by Rite-Aid and the price of the cones went up, but I still bought a double from time to time. Google claims there are stores in Houston so I may look one up.