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Old 05-12-2008, 01:59 PM
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Have you been to a restaurant featured on a TV show or a movie?

I love going to weird and classic restaurants. It's even better if it's been on a travelogue type TV show. I'll expand this category to movies and regular TV shows because I''ve noticed that well, I haven't really been to that many mentioned on food shows.

I've been to Patrick's Roadhouse on PCH in Pacific Palisades. It was on Diners, Drive-ins or Dives. I had the Governator, a gigantic mess of eggs with everything but the kitchen sink thrown in. It was specially requested by Arnold and was modeled on what his mom back in Austria used to make. Delicious!

The Whoa Nellie Deli was mentioned on a Huell Howser travelogue. It's in a gas station near Mono Lake and has the best food you will ever have in a gas station. Try the fish tacos! They have a full blown trapeze outside.

I've been to Katz's Delicatessen where the famous scene from When Harry Met Sally was filmed.

Anybody else?
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:00 PM
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I was escorted out of the original "Cheers" bar (Bull & Finch?), as I was well under 21.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:09 PM
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Tonight, on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives a hamburger joint called Bobo's will be featured. It's in my hometown and I've eaten there several times. Good burgers, great fries.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:25 PM
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I've eaten at Tom's Diner (exteriors were used in Seinfeld) once or twice.

I've been in Katz's Delicatessen, but I didn't have any food. If I wasn't a vegetarian I'd probably eat there constantly, but I'll get around to it.

I'm sure someone has eaten at the Algonquin in a movie, but I don't know the movie. I've had lunch there twice: once Eve and more recently with my girlfriend.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:36 PM
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I live in Los Angeles. It's hard to patronize a restaurant that hasn't been featured on film. Curiously, however, many "restaurants" shown on television are not actual restaurants, but are other types of businesses dressed up to look like a restaurant (probably because it is too difficult to find a restaurant that will allow filming on the schedule required by the film.)

A few notables:
  • Kate Mantilini (site of the DeNiro/Pacino face-off in Heat , hip clientèle, crappy food)
  • Broadway Deli on the Third Street Prominade (also seen in Heat)
  • Hollywood Hills Coffee Shop (featured in Swingers)
  • Brite Spot Diner in Silver Lake (a bunch of t.v. shows for time immemorial)
  • Hitching Post II (Sideways)

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Old 05-12-2008, 02:38 PM
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More than just the exteriors on Seinfeld, Tom's Diner was also the subject of a song by Suzanne Vega. When I was there, there were tons of Seinfeldanalia, but only one reference to Vega that I could find.

Although I haven't seen it, the Algonquin probably played some part in Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle. I've stayed there, too, once during a dopefest a few years back.

I've also eaten at Mystic Pizza.

And there's Bartley's Burger Cottage, which was on one of those Rachel-Ray-devours-a-city-for-twenty-bucks-and-everything's-"delish" shows. I love that place; decent burgers and fantastic atmosphere. It's like P.J. O'Rourke's dorm room exploded.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:39 PM
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I'm sure someone has eaten at the Algonquin in a movie, but I don't know the movie. I've had lunch there twice: once Eve and more recently with my girlfriend.
Well Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle was shot at the Algonquin. I can't remember if they were at the restaurant, but they sure were drinking a lot. IMDB shows 4 movies shot there.
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:42 PM
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Do restaurants featured on a Radio Show count?

Because I've been to two featured on Splendid Table.

Simon Pearce Restaurant and Glass Blowing Center in Queechee, Vermont. It's a nifty place. Elegant food, but not to fussy about tourists passing through. Definitely the type of place you go for the experience, not just to fill your stomach. I was unaware at the time that we ate there by intent. (In other words, I was with family who had investigated whether there were interesting places, such as any visited by Jane and Michael Stern, in a reasonable driving distance from where we were staying.)

Similar, but slightly smaller, group of us visited the Dutch Kitchen Restaurant in Frackville, Pennsylvania. It was an interesting place, but circumstances conspired to make eating interesting food less appealing. (Too much traveling in one day makes me want something quick, light, and non-threatening. ) We didn't know we were going to be eating at a place reviewed by the Sterns until we entered the restaurant. Still, it would be a fine place to eat comfort food Pennsylvania Dutch style, if not as destination-y as the other.

(Incidentally, I looked up both these places on the Splendid Table website. I would not have remembered the names otherwise).
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Old 05-12-2008, 02:48 PM
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I was escorted out of the original "Cheers" bar (Bull & Finch?), as I was well under 21.
I've been there, been to Tom's Restaurant (Seinfeld), Katz's. I've probably been to quite a few places featured on travelogues, like the Anchor Bar in New York, Zingermann's in Ann Arbor, Pat's King of Steaks in Philadelphia, any of a number of places here in the Chicago area (I've been to many of the restaurants featured in a local TV show called Check Please, including being a guest reviewer on the show once. Plus anytime a travel show zips through town, you can expect one of the following places mentioned: The Billy Goat Tavern, Wiener Circle, Uno's, Malnati's, Al's Beef, Hot Dougs, etc.)

Whenever I visit a new city, my general way of acquainting myself with the city and its people is through its food and its bars, so I end up at a lot of the sorts of places you'll find in the travelogue shows--the more off the beaten path, the better, but I won't snub places like Pat's or the Anchor, since they are the birthplace of their local culinary traditions and give me a decent baseline to compare other places to.

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Old 05-12-2008, 02:48 PM
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I go to the Connecticut Yankee somewhat regularly... that's where the Mythbusters tested different ways to chill beer quickly.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:12 PM
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I was escorted out of the original "Cheers" bar (Bull & Finch?), as I was well under 21.
I've been there too - and they even let me have a beer seeing as how I was well *over* 21 at the time.

And I've also been to The Tune Inn, Washington DC's most famous dive bar. It's been written about in magazines, mentioned in books, and the Cleveland Museum even has a painting of it somewhere ...

I've been to Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans (very touristy now), which claims to have invented the Hurricane cocktail and used to get mentioned a lot in travel pubs, and to Brennan's, which is a world-famous French Creole place in the French Quarter.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:16 PM
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And there's Bartley's Burger Cottage, which was on one of those Rachel-Ray-devours-a-city-for-twenty-bucks-and-everything's-"delish" shows. I love that place; decent burgers and fantastic atmosphere. It's like P.J. O'Rourke's dorm room exploded.
It's quite possibly the best burger place on the face of the planet.

Rachael Ray also visited Martha's Vineyard and went to the Seafood Shanty in Edgartown. I eat there every year.

I've never been in Cafe Budapest, but saw the film crew when Housesitter was being filmed there. I also went on a date with the set decorator.

Years ago Folger's had ads in which they replaced the coffee in fine restaurants with their product. One such restaurant was Maison Robert. That was one of the best places I've ever eaten.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:20 PM
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This is a real stretch -- went to lunch with friends to Trattoria Michelli in Seattle when they were filming a TV-movie with Jimmy Smits. The brave one in the group got his autograph (they were between scenes). He's so gorgeous. Or he was in the mid-80's.

I said it was a stretch!
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:29 PM
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I've been to Burger King. It was in a bunch of commercials...
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:45 PM
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I've been to a bunch of places mentioned here- Katz Deli, the Algonquin, the Bull & Finch in Boston, some others. Used to live across the street from Cammerari (sp?) Bakery in Brooklyn, were Moonstruck was filmed (OK, it's not a restaurant). Eaten plenty of times at the Mayrose Diner in the Flatiron District, NYC (I'm embarrassed to admit that there's a scene from The Devil Wears Prada in it; watched it this weekend- my wife's turn to choose the movie); we live around the corner from Holsten's (Tony Soprano: "Best onion rings in the state!") and have eaten ice cream there many times.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:52 PM
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I've eaten many times at the New York Deli on Boulder's Pearl Street Mall before it closed almost 10 years ago now. It was featured prominently in Mork and Mindy.

I'va also had drinks at the Terminal Bar that was in Denver's Lower Downtown. It was named the Terminal because it was close to Union Station, but it was known locally as and end of the line bar, probably the last one you'd find yourself drinking in if you were a regular. It was the bar featured in Tom Waits' Nighthawks at the Diner.

Maybe you're standing on the corner of 17th and Wazee Streets, yeah
Out in front of the Terminal bar there's a Thunderbird moving in muscatel sky
You've been drinking cleaning products all night
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:55 PM
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I've been to Frank's Diner in Kenosha, WI and Hackney's in the north Chicago burbs... both featured on "Diner's, Drive-in's and Dives".

A seafood restaurant at Pike Place Market in Seattle (can't remember its name) that was featured in Sleepless in Seattle.

I've been to lot's of Chicago restaurants have been featured on various Food Network travel shows - Wiener Circle, Ann Sather, Pizzaria Uno, etc...
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:58 PM
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My wife was a sous-chef at the Russian Tea Room in NY, which appeared in any number of movies (Tootsie comes to mind). I ate there a few times myself - and I hung out in the service areas a whole lot more often, waiting for her to get off work.

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Old 05-12-2008, 04:16 PM
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I was once served a muffaletta that contained shards of glass (!) at The Old Alligator Grill in Austin, TX... which was "Chotchkie's" in the movie Office Space.

*"Oh my god, we have no idea how that got in there. I'll take that off your bill. Do you want me to bring you another one?"
"Uh... NO."
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:18 PM
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I've been to the coffee shop where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan met in You've Got Mail. The name escapes me. I could look it up, but I'm really too damn lazy.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:21 PM
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We live about a half-mile from the Bel Loch Diner, which is the diner in Diner. We've eaten at Katz's in NY as well.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:21 PM
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:23 PM
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Does Rosie's Diner count? I've been there three times. The first time, we got a picture of me and a waitress who worked there, because we could have been twins. (I was the evil one, of course.)
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:26 PM
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I've been to the bar from Good Will Hunting (it's in Toronto) and Tom's Restaurant (as previously mentioned).
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:29 PM
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Eaten at Tom's hundreds of times in college...I think I've been to or by a few places in "Sex and the City." I played bingo at a drag bar in the West Village called Lips (there's an episode centering around that, so I assume it was the same place).
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:38 PM
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I've been to several ones mentioned here (Hey, Hackney's got on DD&D? Cool!), and one that hasn't: Tony Packo's in...uh...Toledo, right? It wasn't intentional, we were just hungry when driving by Toledo once, and that's where we ended up. It wasn't until we'd been in line for a few minutes when my kid, a M*A*S*H fan, said, "Hey Mom, isn't this the place Klinger was always talking about?" Yep, it is.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:40 PM
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I've gotten mail-order from Tony Packo's, does that count?

Otherwise, we've eaten at Baby Blues, which was featured on D, D & D.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:54 PM
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A seafood restaurant at Pike Place Market in Seattle (can't remember its name) that was featured in Sleepless in Seattle.
Probably the Athenian Inn. I've actually been there too! The oysters were lousy.
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Old 05-12-2008, 04:56 PM
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We've been to Roslyns Cafe from the tv series Northern Exposure many times.

http://www.curtcass.com/roslyn/

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Old 05-12-2008, 05:03 PM
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I've been to the bar from Good Will Hunting (it's in Toronto) and Tom's Restaurant (as previously mentioned).

Ah, so THAT's where the bar interior was. I experienced quite a bit of consternation when watching Good Will Hunting. You see them going into the Bow and Arrow and then they're.... somewhere completely different. I always assumed it was somewhere else in town, since the Bow wasn't at all nice inside so I could see them choosing a different interior, but Toronto makes sense.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:13 PM
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I've been to Granville Moore's which is going to be featured on Bobby Flay's throwdown. *

The food there is pretty good although, you really need to know where it is because the sign is pretty non-descript and the building looks almost abandoned from the front.

* One of my neighbors keeps a blog and happened to be there when all this went down.
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Old 05-12-2008, 05:18 PM
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I've eaten at Pompilio's in Covington KY, the restaurant featured in a scene from the movie Rainman.
Quite average Italian fare, too.
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:16 PM
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I was once served a muffaletta that contained shards of glass (!) at The Old Alligator Grill in Austin, TX... which was "Chotchkie's" in the movie Office Space
Apparently my apartment complex was featured in Office Space. The walls are thicker than Peter's, though.

I'm just like everyone else in that I've been to Tom's Restaurant. I've been to a number of places in LA that have been featured, but none are jumping out as noteworthy.

Do I get points for having been to bars shown on No Reservations?
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Old 05-12-2008, 06:23 PM
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I went to Zaytinya, a mezze (the Greco-Turkish version of tapas) Meditteranean restaurant in D.C. because it was featured on some Homo & Gay Television (HGTV) show. Two King Kong sized thumbs up- the lamb dishes and rabbit with lentils were out of this world as was the Turkish delight dessert, and even though it's trendy and in a heavy tourist area it's moderately priced; for three people the bill came to under $100, which included a $20 tip and three glasses of wine.

I also went to The Abbey in Atlanta after seeing it on a travel channel show. I thought it was overpriced and just 'okay' food. The chicken dish I had was about on par with a chain restaurant like Carrabas or Macaroni Grill, but about twice the price.

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:33 PM
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When Colbert did a Better-Know-a-District sequence for the district that includes my hometown, he sampled burgers he claimed to be from Pik-Kwik (a drive-in in Fife that's only open part of the year) and Dick's (the Seattle burger chain). I've eaten at every Dick's at least once, and Pik-Kwik whenever I can, and I can say two things: 1, neither burger was anything like their alleged source, and 2, absolutely no outlet of Dick's is in Adam Smith's district.

The Athenian in Pike Place was in Sleepless in Seattle, right? IMDB says so. I eat there whenever I'm at Pike Place with my family.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:40 PM
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I've always wanted to try Hymie's Hunan, featured in Weekend at Bernie's!

I used to drink a lot at the Balboa Saloon, where INXS filmed their music video for "Devil Inside." It included a shot of the marquee of the now-defunct Balboa Theater, where I saw many, many midnight showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:49 PM
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I started to go to Paula Deen's in Savannah, which has been featured on many TV shows (including Paula Deen's show, obviously). When I got there, the line was literally around the block, and when I went up to look at a menu and saw the buffet through the window it was stuff like fried chicken, fried chops, mashed potatoes, barbecue, etc.- stuff that I can get in almost any city in the south, probably just as good if not better and definitely cheaper.

So I went instead to The Pirate's House, which is mentioned in Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil and was allegedly the place where Robert Louis Stevenson conceived of Treasure Island (the place has technically been in business for 250+ years, though only one small room actually dates to the 18th century; it was a restaurant when Stevenson was there, but really had once been a tavern frequented by sailors and pirates and had a cook nicknamed "Barbecue" [though I don't know if he was one legged or owned a parrot]). I'd dismissed it before figuring it was probably a place where "waiters dressed up like a pirate for tourists in tee-shirts" type place. It's, in fact, great- the pulled pork and collard green eggrolls were absolutely yummy, as were the grilled pork chops in a tangy mustard sauce.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:05 PM
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Well, it was on the news....

I have eaten at Chuy's on Barton Springs Rd. many times. It's where Jenna Bush got busted for under-age drinking.

Somehow, I don't think they were invited to cater the wedding. Too bad. Really great food and margaritas.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:18 PM
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we live around the corner from Holsten's (Tony Soprano: "Best onion rings in the state!") and have eaten ice cream there many times.
I wonder if they've taken "Don't Stop Believing" off all the jukeboxes.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:26 PM
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Johnie's Coffee Shop (Miracle Mile, The Big Lebowski, Reservoir Dogs, American History X).

Tavern on the Green (Ghostbusters, Wall St., The Out-of-Towners)
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:38 PM
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I've been to Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans (very touristy now), which claims to have invented the Hurricane cocktail and used to get mentioned a lot in travel pubs, and to Brennan's, which is a world-famous French Creole place in the French Quarter.
I used to live in New Orleans it has bunches of them featured on the Travel and Food channels alone plus a few movies. Pat O'Brien's, Commanders Palace, Mothers, Central Grocery, Galatoire's, and Antoine's are just a few of them.

I am fairly sure that there are some in Boston, San Francisco, Paris, and Philadelphia but I would have to think to sort out the names and where they were featured.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:39 PM
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I've also eaten at Tavern on the Green, and also at Cook's seafood resturant in Bailey Island, Maine, it was featured in the "Visa-Everywhere you want to be" commercial series as the "unnamed seafood resturant" that didn't take AMEX

Neither one was particularly memorable, and Cook's was actually a bit of a letdown, it traded heavily on "we were in a Visa advert back in the '80s", the food was good, but nothing special
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:52 PM
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I used to drink a lot at the Balboa Saloon, where INXS filmed their music video for "Devil Inside." It included a shot of the marquee of the now-defunct Balboa Theater, where I saw many, many midnight showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show."
That's a riot. My friend is a bartender at the Balboa Saloon. I recognize the beer refrigerator when the hot girl walks across the bar. The Bay Arcade sign is familiar!

Devil Inside video. Is that what people looked like on the peninsula in 1987?
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:55 PM
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A few here in NYC that have been mentioned but I did eat at a place in Paris that was used in A Very Long Engagement but I can't remember the name. (ate there before the movie was made)
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:17 PM
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I've been to the Wurstkuchl directly by the old bridge in Regensburg, Germany. Touted as the oldest Bratwurst stand in the world at 500 years, and perhaps, arguably, one of the oldest Restaurants in the world, the building dates from before or around 1135 when construction of the old stone bridge was begun and it served as a construction office. After the bridge's completion in 1146 it was converted to a Restaurant and served slow cooked meals for dockman and crane workers. For the last 500 years it has served charcoal grilled local specialty sausages, sauerkraut, and mustard pretty much unchanged. And they are delicious sausages, I do attest.

Around '85 or '86 I had seen the Wurstkuchl in a PBS German Language instructional series, and they interviewed the proptietor at the time who was this great big, ancient, battleax of a Hausfrau with forearms like the hams she had spent here lifetime grinding into wurst. I just remember them interviewing her and what a figure she cut... She had been working there for something like 60 years. Imagine my surprise when I went there with my exchange family a year or so later, and there she was... it was quite a surprise since I didn't make the connection between the wurst stand they had shown in the TV program and the one I was standing in, until I saw her. I was so cowered and shocked by her presence that I didn't say anything to her.
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:19 PM
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I go to the Connecticut Yankee somewhat regularly... that's where the Mythbusters tested different ways to chill beer quickly.
You've also been to Fog City Diner (I know, because you went with me ), which was used in So I Married an Axe Murderer.

And you've also been to Omelette Express, which (and there wouldn't be any way for anyone to know this really unless they lived here) was briefly seen in the opening of the remake of Cheaper By The Dozen with Steve Martin. When he's jogging, it's shot from the inside, and you can see some of the restaurant.


I've also been to a few already mentioned - Tavern on the Green, Katz's Deli, Billy Goat Tavern, Pat O'Brien's.

Others I can think of -

The Tides in Bodega Bay - featured in The Birds. Pretty good seafood, but kind of pricey.

The Manor in West Orange, NJ - The Sopranos - Actually there might be a few that I've been to that were either featured or mentioned in The Sopranos, Bahrs in Sandy Hook is another, although I don't think it was ever shot, I know it was mentioned.

McNear's in Petaluma was seen in American Graffiti and while the actual Mel's in that movie was destroyed, I've been to most of them in SF.

Moondance Diner in NYC - Seen briefly in Spider-Man.

And just checked the Wiki entry for Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives (I've only seen the show a few times.) Been to all of the hosts restaurants here in Santa Rosa (Johnny Garlics, Tex Wasabi, and a couple of others, some now closed) and a few that he's featured.

Russian River Pub, When it was on River Road and it's current location on 4th Street. I was there on Saturday, it's a regular hang out. Although, how long has this show been on? RRBC has been on 4th St. for at least 3 or 4 years now. weird.

The Bayway Diner in Linden, NJ. Just an average diner by NJ standards, but OK.

Hank's Creekside here in SR. Besides Omelette Express, probably the best breakfast in Santa Rosa. With a neat ladies room.

Willie Bird's Restaurant - Did they really review this shithole on national television? It's around the corner from my house (yes, I live in the ghetto) and it is a real shithole. And I LIKE most shitholes. The turkeys are popular but they come from another little shop in Sebastopol. The restaurant is just plain gross.

Taylor's in St. Helena (and in SF) - Awesome burgers and shakes.
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Huh.

Well, scratch that whole Russian River Pub thing. I thought it was Russian River Brewing. Apparently it's a completely different place. Which gives me something to look forward to. Never been there, and it's supposed to be a hot one this weekend. Might need to take a trip to the river after the Rose Parade.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:40 PM
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I've eaten at Pompilio's in Covington KY, the restaurant featured in a scene from the movie Rainman.
Quite average Italian fare, too.
Me, too! Wasn't all that impressed, either.

And I've eaten several times in the no-longer-existing, but featured in many movies Johnie's Broiler.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:47 PM
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Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica has been in a few commercials. Used to go there a lot.

I've been to The Spitfire Grill at Santa Monica Airport several times (it was better when it was Kittyhawk Café). The actual place was not in the film of the same name, but that's where the name came from. (IIRC the writer had an office above it.) I never saw Tequila Sunrise, but some of it was filmed at SO and I think The Spitfire Grill (or Kittyhawk Café) was in it.

I had dinner at El Coyote, where Sharon Tate had her last meal.
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I've been to the Wurstkuchl directly by the old bridge in Regensburg, Germany. .

I didn't know it had been in a film, but I've been there, too. Ya, gut Wurst.

I also used to have occasion to go past the 'Mel's Diner' that was used for the exterior shots of the sitcom 'Alice'. I think it's really only in the opening credits.

It's in a pretty nasty, industrial part of town, and I never went in, just knowing I'd be disappointed if I did. But I drove past it all the time. Flo mentioned once or twice being on 'Grand' ave. It is. Grand ave is a diagonal that runs across the grin NW-ES from downtown out to Las Vegas. It becomes or merges with US-60.
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