Saturday, July 12, 2014

Popeye and Friends.

If you know the name of the person in this photo then you know the name of the restaurant where this picture hangs.  

Founded in 1935, it was the Watermann brothers' answer to their dwindling farm income and the Depression-era need for food made right and sold cheap.  Fast-forward almost 80 years, and Wimpy's remains a shanty-size holdout, a place where regulars gather at a curving counter to banter with servers and chow down on basic fare that seems as right today as it must have when a dime in your pocket really meant something.

 Popeye and all his friends live on at Wimpy's in the old framed cartoons that still cover the walls and Brain sandwiches are still a staple on the menu board.    

1 comment:

  1. I loved the Popeye characters! (Well, not so much OliveOly ... never trusted the skinny types ... LOL!) Nice to know 'holdout' spots like this still exist. The older I get, the more important it seems to support the small businessman/woman.