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 August 17, 2009
Steakery (steak + eatery)

A “steakery” is an “eatery” that serves “steak.” The term “steakery” dates to at least 1932. The franchise Charley’s Grilled Subs was originally called Charley’s Steakery, reflecting its specialty of Philly cheesesteaks.


Google Books
Los Angeles in 7 days, including Southern California
By Lanier Bartlett and Virginia Stivers Bartlett
New York, NY: Robert McBride & Company
1932
Pg. 103:
Half-hidden under the great pepper trees that still line whole blocks of broad Sunset, a sign caught my eye that meant food. ‘Blender’s Steakery.’ Such a good little place! Such luscious meats, and such quaint decorations all over the walls, and such a collection of actors’ pictures.

Google Books
Mexico: Magnetic Southland
By Sydney Clark
New York, NY: Dodd, Mead & Co.
1944
Pg. 226:
...it seems that half of the ambitious young Mexicans one meets talk of opening up a shop in Oaxaca, or perhaps a motor camp or loncheria (steakery).

Google Books
Rhymes of a rebel:
A book of verse

By Robert William Service
London: E. Benn
1952
Pg. 150:
I went into a Steakery:
“A sirloin grilled,” I said;
“Please let the outside
browny be,
And let the in be red.
Let it be thick, with fat a streak, ...”

Google News Archive
4 September 1954, St. Petersburg (FL) Times, ‘Earl Wilson in New York,” pg. 12, col. 3:
Duo: songwriter Bob Merrill and actress Louise Paget at Major Cabin Steakery.

Google Books
27 March 1961, Billboard magazine, pg. 41, col. 4 ad:
STEAKERY
RESTAURANT
(The Olympic Hotel in San Francisco, CA—ed.)

Google News Archive
5 April 1968, The Bulletin (Bend, OR), pg. 3, col. 5:
‘The House of Steak” is the most recent addition to dining spots around the city of Bend, Don Dyer, owner-operator of the steakery and long-time Bend resident, will feature steak and fried chicken.

Google News Archive
9 October 1968, Toledo (OH) Blade, pg. 94, col. 1:
Dorothy Hammerstein, widow of the late great lyricist-librettist Oscar Hammerstein, said the portrait of Oscar hanging in the Pen & Pencil steakery didn’t get his eyes right—so the management hauled it down and corrected the opthalmological booboo.
(Jack O’Brian from New York—ed.)

Google News Archive
6 March 1970, Eugene (OR) Register-Guard, “Today’s ski bum rejects rat race, grooves on pot” by Ann Blackman, pg. 3E, col. 1:
“I came with in my pocket,” he said between meals at Orr House, a steakery and apres-ski bar where he washes dishes.

Google Books
May 1976, Texas Monthly, pg. 71, col. 2 ad:
FICKLE FOX STEAKERY

(Trademark)
Word Mark STEAKERY
Goods and Services (EXPIRED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: RESTAURANT SERVICES. FIRST USE: 19550000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19550000
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 73045515
Filing Date February 28, 1975
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Registration Number 1032589
Registration Date February 3, 1976
Owner (REGISTRANT) PHIL LEHR’S STEAKERY CORPORATION CALIFORNIA 232 EDDY ST. SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR).
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD

(Trademark)
Word Mark CHARLEY’S STEAKERY
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: operation of steakery fast-food restaurant and carry-out restaurant services. FIRST USE: 19860718. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19891118
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 07.13.03 - Advertising, signs, mounted or with posts or standards; Street signs (mounted on posts)
26.03.02 - Ovals, plain single line; Plain single line ovals
26.17.13 - Letters or words underlined and/or overlined by one or more strokes or lines; Overlined words or letters; Underlined words or letters
27.01.04 - Letters forming objects; Numbers forming objects; Objects composed of letters or numerals; Punctuation forming objects
Serial Number 74245676
Filing Date February 12, 1992
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Owner (APPLICANT) Shin, Charley INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 1912 North High Street Columbus OHIO 43201
Attorney of Record Perry M. Chappano
Disclaimer “STEAKERY”
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date December 17, 1992

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • Monday, August 17, 2009 • Permalink


Charley’s was indeed first called a Steakery. Some of our earliest locations still have that name on their signs. These days, we’re known for our hot Philly Steaks. http://www.charelys.com

Posted by Charley's  on  08/20  at  05:49 PM

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