The good ole days of department store restaurants is a lost treasure. This old box from May Co reminded me of lunching in The Mission Room in the Mission Valley store. Driving through Mission Valley, you can still see where the restaurant had been with the windows facing the freeway. Their strawberry pie was famous and I was fascinated with the mini loaves of bread served with lunch. The good ole days had many treasures to remember, a far cry from today’s food courts.
San Diego’s KGB Homegrown albums began in 1973 as a fund raiser for the United Way of San Diego. The albums had recordings from all types of musical talent and cost $1.01 just like KGB’s radio call sign-KGB 101.1 FM. Each song was sung about communities like Chula Vista, Lakeside, Lemon Grove and Black’s Beach. The albums became more popular than KGB imagined and hundreds of groups sent in recordings hoping to make the cut. I remember going to their studio on Pacific Highway to buy the albums. And what went with 70’s music but homemade brownies!