Monday, July 22, 2013

The Grapevine


201 Live Oak Street

Today home to "Rohr Chabad Jewish Center", the Grapevine was a restaurant that sat tucked behind the La Quinta for many years starting in 1974.

It closed abruptly in 2001 when the owner, Patsy Zabel retired after nearly three decades. It then actually reopened in 2004 but did not last long, presumably closing in early 2005.

Normally we would just put up an ad (as seen above) but today, we're presenting (and this is something I've worked out) real recipes from The Grapevine. The dressing, the potatoes, and the cheesecake have all been released on a Facebook group, and they're here now. (Yes, I got permission)

I also acquired a partial menu from late 2000 (with the last price increases in place--a typical entree held a cost of about $8.50) but I decided against putting it up except on request.

UPDATE OCTOBER 18 2013: This blog reports it was "Lighthouse Christian Church" for a while after the closing of the Grapevine. The blog talked about said baked potatoes in great length, which I have reproduced here. I was going to leave a comment, but comments are closed on that post. Oh well. Their loss.

4 comments:

AW said...

Do you have the sangria recipe?

Pseudo3D said...

No.

Anonymous said...

Here is the Sangria recipe - but doesn't make sense to me.

http://www.hungrybrowser.com/phaedrus/m0404M16.htm

Pseudo3D said...

That Uncle Phaedrus site probably "found" the printed recipe via this site without credit. Screw whoever runs it. Sadly, that's now the only copy at the moment given that Dropbox broke my links to it, so those recipes are offline are at the moment. We'll let you know when they come back online.