Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Former gas station Diner at First and Main Streets - GOOD FOOD

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See the blue bottle cap circle on the upper left hand corner of the building? That was a relief-style bottle cap that read Pepsi that festooned buildings all over the place in the mid-20th century. This eatery is a First and Main streets SE of downtown. These type eateries usually serve a hybrid of soul food and classic southern home-cookin'. You'll see scraggly types in these joints eating elbow-to-elbow with lawyers and high-toned businessmen. Good food, indeed.

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Blogger northern_nomad said...

The former Pepsi bottle cap is interesting. Here in Minneapolis/St Paul there are several coffee shops that still have "7 Up Cafe" signage. 7 Up must have had a chain years ago. It's odd to think that pop companies used to do that. Great building!

7:30 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

I hope you'll post the 7 Up Cafe signs, or at least one of them - sounds great! Yeah, I suppose back in the day it didn't seem so icky to have big corporate things splashed about, seeing as big corporate wasn't everywhere.
Speaking of, there's a really good David Mamet movie called "First and State" in which the characters are trying to get a 19th century period film made in a quaint little town in the northeast somewhere, and they are ever in a state of flux because of the threat of funding being pulled by the studio. In the end, they actually get to make their film because they found a corporate sponsor in exchange for prominent product placement. So on the livery stable is a sign that says (companyname).com. This was a clever address of that issue. Love love love David Mamet films.

10:10 AM  
Blogger northern_nomad said...

Mamet is great--I'll have to see that one. I'm hoping to get some 7-Up cafe photographs soon.

8:12 PM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

Wow, one more superlative thing to have in common - Mamet. I'll look forward to those 7-Up cafe photographs

3:06 AM  

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