Bowl and Roll
Photo by Joan Lebow
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.
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.
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.