Monday, July 22, 2013
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.