Another find at the travel brochure house was this 1960 tourist guide to Couer d'Alene, Idaho. There are so many good ads, I ended up scanning almost the entire thing. I would love to patronize any of these places, and after doing some research, if I were in Idaho, it looks like a could. Surprisingly, a lot of the buildings if not the businesses still survive.
Louie's In-n_out, famous for Paul Bunyan Burgers.
Courtesy of AtMoSpHeRiC RuMiNaTiOnS
Google says it still exists, but I'll be darned if I can find it on Street View.
***UPDATE*** Alert reader Gary found Louie's In-n-out on Street View. According to Gary, it's now simply called Paul Bunyan's Burgers. It looks like the sign has been replaced with a plain painted wooden one.
Northview Plaza today
"A typical scene on Coeur d'Alena lake". I question that.
Fred's Diner. "We Cater To Family Trade!"
Fred's Diner today, now Jimmy's Cafe.
Round Top Cafe, Proprietor Harry Youngman. Take my Chark-el steak...please.
You just know that flashbulb blinked.
A list of local eats.
The Happy Hour Club
The Lariat Club
Blue Note Lounge. Much better than the Brown Note Lounge.
Boots & Saddle Cafe & Lounge. "Dance to our Band!"
The Hitching Post today
The Goody Shop
The Goody Shop today, now New Renaissance.
Oscar's Regina Bar
Regina's Bar today
I would love to buy clothes at a place called a "toggery".
Tastee-Freez, immortalized in John Mellencamp's song "Jack and Diane" in which "Jacky" sat outside one suckin' on a chili dog.
Duncan's Garden Spot
Hayden Lake Hardware
Royalanes, St. Maries, Idaho
Not only is Squaw Bay Store & Resort still around, it surprisingly has kept the same name.
Jack's Bar Plummer, Idaho
Ohadi Drive-in Theatre
Eagle Cafe and Recreation
Don's Drive-in and Car Service
Courtesy of Sandpoint.com
Connie's Cafe or Diner, depending on which sign you believe (Parking in Rear)
Connie's Cafe today. Glad to see the sign is still there.
Miner's Hat Drive-in today
Courtesy of Grand Trip List blog
Osburn Club today
Sweets Motel, Cafe and Lounge today