Those Were The Daze, My Friend

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4 Responses to Those Were The Daze, My Friend

  1. Doggie Diner is a poor representation of the good old days in San Francisco. There was one a couple of blocks from San Francisco State when I was hiding out there from the draft in the early ’60s, and I tried it a few times until I realized even dorm food was better than the stuff they were selling. They didn’t last long after McDonald’s showed up.

    On the other hand, Mel’s Diner was well worth the trip down 19th Avenue into the Sunset District, especially if it was late. Mel’s was never flashy, but the food was decent and the prices worked for a poor college student. The Mel’s in Auburn, supposedly a replica of the original chain, is just a representation of what you wish it looked like.

  2. rlcrabb says:

    The food may have sucked, but that big dog was a much more memorable sight. You couldn’t miss it.

  3. Michael Anderson says:

    John Law first brought his 3 doggie heads to Burning Man in 1993. Still under 1k in attendance then, those heads were one of the first expressions of installation art on the playa. BTW, Doggie Diner-on-the-playa pictures are in Bob Lickter’s photo archive…he attended and took a bazillion pics from ‘92 to ‘09.
    http://quirkyberkeley.com/john-laws-three-doggie-diner-heads/

    Laughing Sal finally made it to the playa in 2015.
    https://journal.burningman.org/2015/12/burning-man-arts/brc-art/photo-gallery-the-carnival-of-mirrors-midway/

  4. Cathy C says:

    I remember going to Playland on a Girl Scout road trip. Such crazy fun!

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