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Picturing the Past 170: Eating at the ScotsmanPosted Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 3:15 PM
The Scotsman restaurant in May 1978. (T-G file photo)
Here's the inside of the Scotsman as it looked in May 1978 at, according to the clock on the wall, approximately 4:22 one afternoon. Recognize anyone?
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The light hit the letters on the menu just enough to make the prices invisible, but the food's basic: Ham, grilled cheese and fish sandwiches, among a few other things.
Obviously no-smoking rules hadn't yet arrived in '78; plenty of ashtrays and a customer puffing away.
Does anyone remember the name of a small restaurant - and I'm not thinking of the old Mr. Burger - roughly where Whitt's Barbecue is today that burned sometime in the 1970s or early 1980s? For some reason I was getting that one mixed up in my mind with the Scotsman.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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