Friday, November 21, 2008

I Heart Big Al's!

Whilst I'm traveling to Germany with RennyBA this weekend (!!!)
I thought I'd pull out a few more pictures from my hometown
Chico Scrapbook to share with ya'll...

Big Al's Drive In
is a Chico, California landmark...
A true blast from the past...Big Al's still serves burgers and fries in a little red plastic baskets lined with white paper...and the onion rings are to DIE for! They offer about a gazillion different flavors of real milkshakes that are "triple thick" and require a spoon...(my personal favorite being Mocha Chip...oh how I love fishing all those little bitty chips out from the bottom of the cup!)

...but what I really love is the big ol' BIG AL'S sign out front!
How could anyone top that?!?

'Cept me, of course!

(Click here to read a humorous "Investigative Report" about Who Is Big Al?)

18 Bodacious Comments (so far) ~ Add Yours!:

Jenn Thorson said...

VERY retro and cool, Olga. Also, am wanting onion rings now!

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I just noticed in the slide show that your blog mistress was wearing a tie and dye t-shirt - now that's retro ......... sheeeeeeeeeesh

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Jenn - ME TOO!!! :)
~Olga

DaddyP - Sheeeeesh yerself....I KNOW you wear 'em too!
~Olga

Redbeard76 said...

Awesome!

That's too funny - my old college's fast food/sandwich/snack bar joint was also called Big Al's.

Also in my town is a great old-fashioned burger joint called Al's French Frys. Fantastically retro, they still wear paper hats i believe.

Hungry Mother said...

Is that the same Big Al from South Park?

nursemyra said...

crikey! that's a big sign....

Miss Moneypenny said...

Still takes me some time to discover where the gems are hidden on Twitter...

Happy Days Are Here Again? ;~))

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Hi Redbeard! I betcha there are a lot of Big Al's in the world...but the best shakes are found in Chico! :)
~Olga

HM - I don't think so....
~Olga

Nursie - Crikey! You're right! Look how SMALL it makes me look! :)
~Olga

Ms MP - Yes...I do believe they are! (I hope!)
~Olga

Awake In Rochester said...

Onion rings is something that I would order at the burger place that I grew up near. I rarely order them anywhere else. I don't care for onion rings much, but my parents ordered them. So I got them as a kid. Now it's kind of a tradition, a memory of when they were still around.

Thanks for sharing!

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

Awake - I LOVE onion rings....but prolly not as much as Sugar Snap Peas...and definitely not as much as chocolate! :)
~Olga

Mimi Lenox said...

I love onion rings!

I just returned from the grocery store where I found a pack of sugar snap peas in the frozen section. I opened the door and snapped a picture for the tag you left for me.
I haven't forgotten...

nursemyra said...

did someone say chocolate?

catscratch said...

Nearly as cool as Steve's Burrito in Hemet, CA.

:)

meleah rebeccah said...

Mmmmm.....Burgers

Teena in Toronto said...

I've never been to a Big Al's!

RennyBA said...

No one can top any thing compared to your adventures Olga, not even a cruise from Norway to Germany ;-)

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Have any fries???

Olga, the Traveling Bra said...

I C U!

I am at YOUR blog....right clicking on your pitcha! (I know the answer....) LOL!!!!

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