Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lobster Louie

Did you know Shelby City Park used to have a restaurant?
I didn't until this morning. I was over at the park talking to Charlie Holtzclaw and Tommy Forney about the park's 60th anniversary celebration. While talking, Charlie pulled out an old pamphlet about the park that included, among other things, a menu for the now defunct restaurant.
"It was located where our offices and aerobics room are now," Holtzclaw said.
I wish it was still there - along with the same prices. For $1.75 you could get "Lobster Louie" - sliced lobster on lettuce bed, potato salad, hard boiled eggs, cole slaw, sliced tomato, olives, sweet pickles, thousand island dressing, bread, butter or crackers.
Sounds good, doesn't it?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

If you like to cook, have I got a story for you

Did you know you could win tickets to The Star's Taste of Home Cooking School on Oct. 14?
All you have to do is send me your favorite recipes. Those received by Friday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. will be put into a drawing for four tickets to sit on stage during the school.
Here's how: Send your family's favorite recipe to The Star, Attn: Lifestyles, P.O. Box 48, Shelby, NC 28151. E-mail recipes to starlifestyles@shelbystar.com. (Please put recipe contest in the subject line.) Include your name, address and daytime telephone number with all entries.
The contest is open to anyone in The Star's circulation area. A drawing will be held to determine the winner, who will receive four tickets to sit on stage during the cooking school and a feature about them and their recipe in The Star. Recipes received during the contest will be published in The Star's Holiday Cookbook.
Deadline to enter is Friday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. Employees of The Star and their family members are not eligible to win.