Friday, February 21, 2014


I totally forgot about this thing; but some Atlantic Cities article on a blog about former Pizza Huts Turned Into Other Things made me super nostalgic. That, and I found my password in my email archives. So Blogspot is owned by Google now, huh? Color me shocked.

HI THERE. I have no new photos (sniff) but I did find this and laughed for a solid 30 seconds.

 In other news, I am old and have some kids. This is what happens when you start a blog and ten years later remember you started a blog. Blogs! Remember blogs? Should I turn this into a tumblr or instagram feed or something? My cousins kids taught me about Snap Chat over Thanksgiving but since that was 3 months ago I assume it's already not a thing.

Monday, August 16, 2010

pics from fredericksburg, va

Martha! you are awesome!

if you look right at where the Atzlan sign is you can see a few holes where the Chi-Chi's sign was, and can just barely make out the curve of the 'c." you can also see where the chi-chi's shingles are falling off.

i'll try to go by again sometime with my real camera on a sunny day!!! just thought you might like to see these in the meantime ... i have many a fond memory of eating at chi-chi's in high school and having friends say it was their birthday when it wasn't so they could get the sombrero and all that!

Atzlan! Gross. One online review for this place actually read "their meat seemed watered-down." I DO NOT even want to think about the combination of those words. What does that even mean?????????????????

Thursday, August 12, 2010

weird question

Internet! Do any of you happen to have a subscription to "Food Network Magazine?"

. . .

I know. Just email me please.

Friday, July 02, 2010

"beware the savage jaw!"

Duluth in '84: seriously good hair.

My parents had those same caned-type chairs in their kitchen in the early 80s. Do we think they stole them from a Chi-Chis? Listen, you've never met my mother, I can't put this past her.

On second thought, everyone had those chairs.

Monday, August 24, 2009

thanks hormel foods

I was planning on going out for pizza and beer tonight but instead I'm going to go home and whip up a lasagna just like my sweet Sicilian Nonna used to make. *

Also I missed this brilliant gem of an earlier comment from an anonymous Luxembourg-ian (Luxembourg-ite?): "Trivia : The Chi-Chi's restaurant in Luxembourg is next door to a Pizza Hut and there is a "secret door" used by the staff to pass from one restaurant to another." WHAAAAAAAAT. Rad.

* everything about this sentence is a lie except for the recipe, which is swear-to-god-real.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm really just kidding, I swear. Even if you are all afraid of the dark.

Of note: there are still Chi-Chis Restaurantes in Montreal and Toronto, apparently.


God Canadians, will you ever stop being so cute with those superfluous "e"'s, so very foreign to people like me, who's terrible ancestors are from Arkansas and probably think you are all French commie lesbians?

So how many people Did I just offend there? Two? Three? 33,212,696?

If anyone's Canadian and has photos of these still-functioning joints (jointes?) please email.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Creepy! Abandoned! Weird Star-Wars-ish public art!

whoops. i kind of had a kid and forgot all about this. it happens.

in the comments, some kind and gentle soul posted the link to their public photos of a Creepy Abandoned Shopping Mall, once home to a (now Creepy, Abandoned) Chi-Chis and then a (now Creepy, Abandoned) "Backstage Restaurant"

Hooray! I love Creepy, Abandoned things that were turned into other Creepy, Abandoned things.