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Snookies Loses Lease, Closes This Sunday

dsc00918by Steven Doyle

In 1989 when Gene Street Jr. and Dace Street opened Snookies on Oak Lawn they most likely had no idea what an institution the bar would become. To this day they serve up one of the better chicken fried steaks in the old family Street tradition. It is with that in mind we pass on the news we received this past weekend that Snookies will be shutting their doors after 26 years this coming Sunday night.    Continue reading

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A Family Reunion At Club Schmitz

17_2014_05_Scmitz_Fam_Ren-241by Steven Doyle  photos by Robert Bostick

As we have reported in the past, the very legendary Club Schmitz will close its doors for the final day June 1, 2014. The iconic bar and grill has endured the test of time, 68 years to be precise. This past weekend the Schmitz family invited us to join another piece of history, the Schmitz family reunion. There the family laughed and enjoyed cold beer, the iconic burger made by the 25 year veteran cook Tony Lee, and played shuffleboard.

Recently owners Bob and Larry Schmitz sold their plot of land and it will soon become a Race Trac gas station.    Continue reading

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