52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History – Restaurants

There weren’t a lot of restaurants in the small Southeast Texas town where I grew up, but the ones that we had were wonderful places to eat with delicious food.

First on my list was Colichia’s Italian Village in Port Arthur. It was located in a house and the owners lived in the back of the house, with the restaurant in the front. I loved the spaghetti and was fascinated by the plastic grapes hanging from the ceiling. My favorite seafood restaurant was The Schooner in Nederland. They had the best red snapper. As I understand it, both restaurants are still operating.

Food on the Road

My parents and I did a lot of traveling each summer. I always looked forward to eating in new and “exotic” places, especially at the different World’s Fairs, where there was always food from all over the world.

In 1964, we traveled to New York City to go to the World’s Fair. I was only 10 years old at the time, so I don’t remember much about the fair. I do, however, remember catching a trout at the Wisconsin exhibit. There was a restaurant in the exhibit that cooked the trout for me. Yum!

Me holding a trout I caught at the 1964 World's Fair

Me holding a trout I caught at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York


Annette eating the trout at the 1964 World's Fair

Eating the trout I caught at the 1964 World’s Fair

About 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

For the third year, Amy Coffin of the We Tree Genealogy Blog has created 52 weeks of prompts for genealogy bloggers. The theme for 2011 is 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History. These are shared on the Geneabloggers.com web site, hosted by Thomas MacEntee.

Week 16. Restaurants. What was your favorite local restaurant as a child? Where was it located, and what was your favorite meal? Did you know the staff personally? What is your favorite restaurant now?

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