Saturday, March 24, 2012

5th Annual York High School Car Show

Today, I participated in my first car show ever, the YHS Falcon's Car Show, with my '63 Mercury Comet.  York High School puts the show on to help fund their After-Prom Event.  Festivities ended early due to rain, but a good time was had by all who came before then.  There were a lot of great stories to be heard at the show and it was filled with a lot of retro eye candy.  I've always loved going to car shows and hearing the stories of the owners and making connections.  I highly recommend going to one if you've never been. 

1962 Imperial Crown Convertible
1981 DeLorean DMC-12 signed by Claudia Wells (actress who played Jennifer in Back to the Future)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dairy Queen - fast food in retro style

This, the first Dairy Queen on the peninsula, opened it's doors in 1968.  For roughly the first 25 years of it's existence it was only open for three-quarters of the year, the owners closing it every winter to go down to Florida.  They lived in the mobile home on the property behind the restaurant.  Starting in the mid-90's ownership changed and DQ was opened year round.  By the beginning of the 2000s, the restaurant began to look run down and show signs of it's age.  A remodel was done that updated the restaurant, but stayed true to the original 60's style.

The restaurant serves all the traditional DQ menu.  On my recent visit I bought a Blizzard, one of my all time favorites.  The service was friendly and quick, though I felt the price was a little much for what I received.

Dairy Queen
2809 Hampton Hwy
Yorktown, VA 23693-4705
Phone: 757-865-7663
Monday-Thursday 10:30 AM - 10 PM
Friday-Saturday 10:30 AM - 11 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 10 PM

Rocky Mount BBQ- going strong since 1953


On a slightly overcast day in February (hence the outside picture), I went to the Rocky Mount BBQ to try this Newport News landmark. When I walked in the decor was clean, but a little dated (very 1990's arts and craft/country style, not awesome mid-century). I found my server very helpful, and she gave a free sample of their famous BBQ.  It was so delicious that I ate it before I had a chance to take a picture of the meal.  If you're looking for a good BBQ in Newport News, I'd recommend this place.

Be sure to check out their website for their menu and pricing information below.

Rocky Mount BBQ
10113 Jefferson Ave.
Newport News, VA 23605
(757) 596-0243

Monday-Saturday 11am-8:30pm
Sunday- Closed