Bowl is to Soup as Roll is to Sandwich

Bowl and RollIMG_8569
Photo by Joan Lebow

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 4.43.33 PM

Spare Time in Colchester,Vermont

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 4.45.56 PM.png

Easy Day in Portland, Maine

 

 

 

A restaurant inside a bowling alley is different from a bowling alley that serves food. All bowling alleys serve food – default food. But to choose to locate your labor of love – and let’s face it, personally-run restaurants are labors of love (or love of labor), in a bowling alley shows a level of imaginative commitment that is admirable.

These places often hold sleeper status. You gotta bowl to know. Once in that pocket you might encounter ham bone soup or a turkey sandwich, maybe a sandwich pressed with a weight block. Betcha a fast eight you’ll want to rerack your lunch encounter at one of these high revolution joints.

Screen Shot 2016-02-08 at 4.48.46 PM.png

Let It Roll Bowl and Oaxaca Restaurant in Phoenix, ArizonaThank you, Michele Hermanson.

Sandwiches are the ultimate bowling food. Sandwich in one hand, ten-pounder in the other, put a little action on it. And what a soundtrack.

Call us meat ‘n cheese cause we’re on a roll.

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 1.10.37 PM

Neal’s Sandwich Shop was located inside an unknown bowling alley in Wilmington. Ice cream, malts, and sundaes were also available. From the LAPL photo archive. Circa 1940.

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s