Friday, June 14, 2013

Just Hanging Around Town, Clinton That Is-- Part 2

At J&D Steakhouse, I ordered the top sirloin steak for $9.99 which came with baked potato, Texas toast, salad and soup despite the owner's recommendation of the pork chop.  Liz got that and it was one-and-a-half inches thick and so tender you could cut it with your fork.  The owner said he makes them up for the weekend on Fridays as the special and usually runs out by Saturday afternoon.

J&D would have to be classified as a first generation steakhouse, along the lines of the old Tad's or Ronny's Steakhouses.  Second generation were the old Ponderosas and Bonanazas.  Third generation is today's Chilis, Longhorns, Ryans and Outback's.

After the great lunch, we walked around downtown Clinton and saw an old sign for Boegel's Men's Wear and the John D. Van Allen & Sons store.  This was essentially Clinton's Marshall Fields department store and was in a building designed by noted architect Louis Sullivan.  And, like any of Sullivan's building, it has a striking exterior.  It is now home to Wagner Pharmacy.

Just Hangin'.  --RoadDog

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