Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dick's Fine Foods


I have no idea. This abandoned place on Division near 32nd was long gone before I lived here but the sign was super-charming so I Photoshopped it back to life because that's the sort of thing I do sometimes.
Does anyone remember this place at all? Air conditioning! After this I'm going to go check into a motel with color TV!

8 comments:

  1. Heck yes I remember Dick's. Just one block north of 36th in Godwin Heights. Prototypical greasy spoon, great place for chow after the bars closed. Counter in the front with booths along the wall, overflow room in the back with tables. Fried potatoes as greasy as they could make them. What a place!

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  2. Dick's Galley, pirate/nautical motif.

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  3. There used to be a cool record store next door to Dick's...I bought a Metallica "Kill 'Em All" picture disc there in about 1987...

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  4. That Record store that you're referring to was Radio Kilroy. They moved to 44th Street just east of Division. They eventually got swallowed up by the Best Buys of the world and closed their doors in the late 1990's.. Oh btw, Geoffery....I just placed an order for a couple of t-shirts....I really want the North Kent Mall shirt too....two or three weeks ago, I saw that it was still available and then I went to order today and it was gone! Send me a message on here or an email if you'd like to make it happen...take care!

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  5. Aww, Dicks fine foods where you cab buy a huge plate of fries for a dollar! Best lunch ever.

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  6. Jeff, this is a fascinating blog! Any new posts coming? BTW I've always wondered about Dick's Fine Foods.
    Why is the sign still up? What's in the space now? I'm picturing cobwebs and a mummified rat and red leather booths.Old glassware behind the bar and dusty plates stacked in the kitchen. A cool old toothpick dispenser by the cash register.

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  7. During its last days, Martin Morales used to rent the place on Sundays (as I recall) and prepare all his recipes from the old (then closed) Little Mexico Cafe. That didn't last too long, but if you craved Little Mex food (I still miss it) it was heaven.

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  8. I used to eat there in the early/mid 90s.

    Each booth had it's own little jukebox. The waitresses would serve you from the kitchen area, and the foot was always hot - and wonderfully greasy. The coffee was just terrific, made with some ancient Bunn machine. My GF and I were regulars to the point where the waitresses knew us by first name. Still miss the place.

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