A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from November 17, 2007
“Serving great food since the hippies showed up” (Waterloo Ice House, Austin)

The Waterloo Ice House began in 1976 and now has several locations in Austin. Waterloo is known for its American fare—such as hamburgers and beer—but it’s also family friendly. “Waterloo” is the original name of the city of Austin, and “ice house” is a Texas term for a tavern.

Waterloo’s slogan is: “Serving great food since the hippies showed up.” (There were no hippies in Austin before 1976?)


localism
Austin, Texas Restaurant Review - Waterloo Ice House
Located at the Corner of 38th and Medical Parkway, this Austin tradition’s slogan is, “Serving great food since the hippies showed up.”

Death Ends Fun
May 21, 2006
Incidentally, “Lizard Vision” was recorded live at that cheery Austin hangout, the Waterloo Ice House ("Serving Great Food Since the Hippies Showed Up").

Eating Fred, Texas
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Waterloo Ice House
Serving great food since the hippies showed up

Leander/Cedar Park Impact News (May 2007, pg. 17)
Waterloo Ice House has made it all the way from Congress Avenue, its first establishment, to Avery Ranch. This Austin icon has served up good food in a fun, relaxed atmosphere since 1976, and Waterloo stayed true to its laid-back tradition in its newest location that opened in April.
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Waterloo Ice House’s sign says it has been “serving great food since the hippies showed up.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, November 17, 2007 • Permalink