Friday, April 20, 2012

From the E-mail Bag #9

Courtesy of Jack Tiller
I recently heard once again from my favorite collector of Lorain memorabilia, Jack Tiller. He had seen my recent blog about Dog 'n Suds on North Ridge Road being open for business, so naturally he went to his great collection of Lorain glassware and created another nifty photo for me to post (at left).

His two Dog 'n Suds mugs are from two different eras of the business. The older of the two mugs (on the right) features the original Rover as he looks on the vintage sign. The other mug is from a later era. Thanks for sharing, Jack! And everybody be sure to head out to Ilene's Dog 'n Suds on North Ridge Road soon.

Fellow lover of local history Drew Penfield – whose Lake Shore Rail Maps website tells the comprehensive story of the Lake Shore Electric interurban line – checks Ebay regularly for cool Lorain artifacts. Drew forwards the links to many of his finds to me if he thinks I might be interested.

One of the Ebay links Drew recently forwarded to me were these unused Arvay's Potato Chips wax paper bags. They're still listed on Ebay right now.

I feel kinda bad that I never tasted Arvay's Potato Chips. I'll bet they tasted terrific, manufactured right in South Lorain and distributed fresh in these bags.

What's interesting about the bags on Ebay is that they have recipes on the backs for an avocado dip, a shrimp dip, a cucumber dip, a crab meat dip, yellow cheese dip and company cheese dip.

Company cheese dip?

Well, if you're like me and are wondering what company cheese dip tastes like – here's the recipe, straight from the back of the Arvay's bag. It sounds pretty good!

1/2 cup cream
1-8-Oz. pkg. Cream Cheese
1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
1 teaspoon grated onion
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley
Dash of freshly ground pepper
Crisp Potato Chips

Gradually add the cream to the cream cheese, mixing until smooth and well-blended. Add the anchovy paste, onion, parsley and pepper and mix well. Serve with crisp Potato Chips.

1 comment:

Linda Jean Limes Ellis said...

Enjoyed eating at Dog N Suds on April 7 even though it was a chilly day it was great to drink the best root beer in the world!!