Tuesday, September 24, 2013
More Nostalgia Is On Our Class Party Menu
Tico Taco is the inspiration for this dish. While Mexican food is more more popular today than in our time in college (think Taco Bell) I did not find a phone listing for Taco Tico in Nashville anymore and a Wikipedia biography of the company indicates that today the restaurant chain, founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1967, now has stores only in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
The next menu item courtesy of Vanderbilt Catering for our Class Party (to be held the newly remodeled Rand Hall where we ate lots of meals in our day) is a mini-caesar salad inspired by the old House of Pizza on White Bridge Road. The House of Pizza is long gone now and it was best known (at least among my Vanderbilt friends) for its huge Gondola sandwich. Frankly while I ate several in my day, it was really too big to eat even in college. So I'm not sure I'd even want to try to do it these days, even just a mini-version.
Wow! What a menu. I'm full already. But I'm sure I will be hungry again by party-time.
But looking at everything we'll have to pile on our plates at the Class Party, even in mini-fashion, it's no wonder given the nostalgic foods we ate back in our day the Big Boy had such a rounded outlook.....
You've been warned! Come hungry!