Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mystery Sign


So where's this sign from? Although some readers may not recognize it if they are sober, it's really not that hard to identify. My old friend Sparky Sanford, when he was feeling flush after a day delivering flowers for Reed's, used to splurge on a "Cheeseburg DX," but he'd always limit himself to a water instead of pop to make up for the extra dime.

Thanks to Jane (Fisher) Hogan for the photo.

22 comments:

  1. Yeah, the Davison Rd location. I was skimming through some "unauthorized reading material" the other day and saw that the original owners of Angelo's have resumed ownership. Sometimes, out with the new, in with the old is not such a bad idea.

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  2. ok, the vodka goggles are on...looks familiar. especially the "warm meat" sandwich. let me get some fries and gravy first before I answer...

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  3. Too easy. Angelo's. I haven't been there in years as the neighborhood is so scary-my SIL lived down the street on Nebraska for a while. New DIL wants to go--maybe during the day.

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  4. That's Angelo's, baby! Looks like the one off Franklin I grew up with. Out here in Vegas, I've been looking for Michigan foods. Expat showed me "Motor City Coney Island" in Henderson where they ship in Vernors, Faygo, and Dearborn franks with casings. Now if only I could find a pasty shop!

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  5. yeah, I drank alot of water there too.

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  6. I would return to Flint just for some fries with gravy ...

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  7. oh yeah thats GOTTA be angelos... i miss the gravy fries....

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  8. No doubt its Angelo's, was almost a daily occurance my senior year as we skipped out on gym class most days

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  9. I was filled with nostalgia when I saw pop listed on the beverage line. Soda will always be pop to me. Speaking of drinks does anyone remember a small drugstore on Lewis St. near McDonald Dairy that had a fountain drink called a Green River. I think the owner lived above the store. Pat Mc

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  10. Angelos; always my first stop when visiting Flint.

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  11. Pat,

    I'm not familiar with the drugstore you mentioned, but I loved Green Rivers. I used to get them at Underhill's on Flushing Road. I've never seen them anywhere else.

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  13. I'm amazed so many people liked the fries and gravy. I assumed my crowd were the only ones eating that stuff (in the mid 60's).

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  14. Good God, what year was that photo from???

    And by the way, I would not eat at the original Angelo's now. It's way too scary...

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  15. Nah, the neighborhood around Angelo's isn't that bad. It seems like people keep their problems out of there, since it's such an institution. Gravy fries = amazing.

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  16. The photo was taken in 1997. I had my camera because I was an expat back then and missing Angelos. We were home for Christmas, hence the bow near the sign.

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  17. Its not hard to identify because below it in the "tags" section you give the answer...lol...

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  18. Ah, but I just added the tag this morning after the mystery had been quickly solved by 15 people. Now it will show up in searches for Angelo's.

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  19. But I'll pull the tag for a while so I don't spoil the fun for any late arrivals.

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  20. When I worked at MCC, I used to drive over to Angelo's to get fries & gravy, take out. There would be so much gravy, it would be slopped all over the place by the time I got back to work ... total grease. YUM

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