Monday, April 27, 2009

At the junction of 61 and 6 & 2...


Here's an ad from the 1969 Lorain Phone book for the Philbo House. It was at the intersection of Route 6 and Route 61 near Huron.
   As a kid, I remember my parents driving by this place for years on the way to somewhere else (probably Cedar Point). This ad, with its old-time type fonts and dot border pattern simulating lights, made me think there was some real whoopin'-it-up going on inside.
   Unfortunately, I never got to eat there when it was the Philbo House. But in February of this year I did get to eat at the current restaurant at that location: the Angry Bull Steak House. The food was terrific and the service was absolutely great. Of course I had to get a steak and I wasn't disappointed.
   To visit the restaurant's website, click here.
   I still don't know why the bull is so angry, though. It must be part of this trend towards cantankerous ad mascots out that way (such as the Angry Trout.)

4 comments:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

There used to be a bar on Broadway called The Angry Bull...wonder if there's any connection?

3DTV said...

I used to eat at the Philbo house. It had good Italian food. We lived in Norwalk.

michael hura said...

I was a dishwasher at the Philbo House ca. 1976-ish. It was my first job. The owner was this Old lady named Ginny Rathbun. The Bartender's name was Ray and the "Counts" were the house band.

Mary Ann Martz said...

My parents Phil & Ellie Provenzano owned the Philbo House. They sold it to Ginny Osberg in 1971. Thank you for sharing this. Good memories