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Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« on: October 16, 2019, 11:19:35 am »

this video is from the Tulsa one, couldn't find a video of the Little Rock one, but the walkthrough of the architecture and restaurant experience are spot on regardless since it's the same owners



Once saw dad (RIP) and our best family friend (RIP) do a taco eating competition after one big win for the Hogs. Can't remember which win.

It was back when we won.

Love you Casa Bonita

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 11:23:52 am »

Brings back some great memories.  Loved that place.

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al_pigcino

Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 11:57:11 am »

I wanna raise that flag one more time. :(

Hogeyeblind

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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2019, 11:59:39 am »

pouring beer in memory and also of UA Cinema 150

TorsinAHog

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2019, 12:10:40 pm »

Thanks for the post. I went to all LR games from age 6 until I graduated from UA. Loved that place!
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2019, 12:15:30 pm »

That brings back great memories. We loved Casa Bonita. As a child, it was our favorite place to go. We always wanted to sit in the cave or the jail.

The owners at that time were Tom and Jill Waugh. They lived a couple of houses down from us and their boys, Craig and Alan were close to our age and were friends of ours. We loved it when we went out to eat with them because we knew we could sit in the jail.

Good times. Wish it were still around.

Thanks for posting that, Rudy.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2019, 12:17:12 pm »

I wore that flag out.

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2019, 12:34:38 pm »

It was a real dump...and that cafeteria style Mexican food was awful.

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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2019, 01:09:50 pm »

pouring beer in memory and also of UA Cinema 150

True. That was a unique theater.
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2019, 01:16:12 pm »

pouring beer in memory and also of UA Cinema 150
Well at least this thread is about something real and tangible:) and not about non-existent buffets with cathead biscuits. What was the name of the "special" theater behind Casa Bonita? Was that like the Asher Drive-in?
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2019, 01:20:14 pm »

When I was young the family had dinner in the jail one time. It just wasn't at Casa Bonita and Cummins didnt have fire salsa or cheese dip.
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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2019, 01:23:04 pm »

It was a real dump...and that cafeteria style Mexican food was awful.

Sissy. The flag made up for all that “taste” nonsense!
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2019, 01:30:47 pm »

It was a real dump...and that cafeteria style Mexican food was awful.

It was great in the 70's. It may have went downhill later, but it wasn't always a dump.

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the candy room. Was it in the cave?

Pennywise

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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2019, 01:31:49 pm »

It was a real dump...and that cafeteria style Mexican food was awful.

Casa Bonita > Catfish hole

Mr. Porkleone

Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2019, 01:35:42 pm »

Belly Ache waiting to happen. Cheap GREASY food. Nasty place. Nasty town
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Boog41

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« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2019, 01:39:26 pm »

True. That was a unique theater.

The first time I saw Top Gun was in that theater.

Boog41

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« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2019, 01:41:45 pm »

The lone remaining Casa Bonita is in Denver. The one where they "cliff dive" in there. I was recently up there and asked the hotel desk gal how far away it was. She said that place is awful now and people only go for the show.
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2019, 02:38:43 pm »

The first time I saw Top Gun was in that theater.

First time I went there was for Platoon. That was crazy with all the rainy, jungle scenes on the biggest indoor screen I had ever seen.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2019, 02:42:23 pm »

As far as the restaurant, I remember the strolling musician. He was great. My friends and I nicknamed him "El Lobo" because he seemed to play "La Bamba" endlessly.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2019, 02:43:12 pm »

First time I went there was for Platoon. That was crazy with all the rainy, jungle scenes on the biggest indoor screen I had ever seen.

Went there to go see twister when it came out, but they had to cancel the showing because we were literally having tornados in Little Rock at the time...
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #20 on: October 16, 2019, 02:47:37 pm »

Casa Bonita! Black Bart’s Cave, Cliff Divers, awesome!

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2019, 03:00:43 pm »

Always enjoyed the sopapillas with honey at the end of the meal.

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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2019, 03:08:58 pm »

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2019, 03:14:17 pm »

Excellent. Flag raising was hoot but don’t remember much about food - but did see TORA TORA TORA at cinema 150.
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« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2019, 03:22:42 pm »

Curious isn’t it that the abyss that Razorback football finds itself in coincides with severely limiting the number of games being played in Little Rock. What did Jen say? Karma.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2019, 03:38:05 pm »

http://www.casabonitadenver.com/
Actually went a few years ago because of the South Park episode. The food was awful at best.
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« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2019, 03:49:11 pm »

Belly Ache waiting to happen. Cheap GREASY food. Nasty place. Nasty town

I was at a high school reunion a few weeks ago, a couple of guys were talking about eating there before the state tennis tournament, they kept running that flag up, anyway, about their second match of the day in between points in the second set, one of them says to the other, “I quit”, the other one tells him he can’t, he says, ‘’yes I can, I’m shitzing in my pants right now”......

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2019, 04:02:19 pm »

In the 70's and 80's there wasn't as large a choice for Mexican food as now. Casa Bonita seemed pretty good to me then and the place was incredible. There was usually a pretty good line waiting to get inside too.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2019, 04:15:07 pm »

Browning's in Little Rock is where my parents took us and with a lot of take out. Later when Casa Bonita opened loved eating there especially the honey and sopapillas. Yum!
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2019, 04:26:52 pm »

this video is from the Tulsa one, couldn't find a video of the Little Rock one, but the walkthrough of the architecture and restaurant experience are spot on regardless since it's the same owners



Once saw dad (RIP) and our best family friend (RIP) do a taco eating competition after one big win for the Hogs. Can't remember which win.

It was back when we won.

Love you Casa Bonita

Yes
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2019, 04:31:46 pm »

It was waiting in line at the LR Casa Bonita that ex-Trumpet and I discovered that "fajita" can be mispronounced to rhyme with "[CENSORED]." Said rather loudly while waiting in line they kind of sound alike. We also discovered that doing this make Ex-Trumpet's significant other giggle profusely and repeatedly say "chicken fajita" or "beef fajita" making it rhyme with [CENSORED]. While I think it killed off my chances at securing a lady-friend from the group we were with it somehow endeared Ex-Trumpet and his lady friend, as they are still together (last I checked).

EDIT: just discovered that a female body part trips the censor. HINT: it rhymes with "fajita" when you use the "j" sound a middle vowel sound of "I" not "EE".

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2019, 04:34:13 pm »

I lived a few minutes from there by the old Geyer Springs church. We always went there. Or to Minuteman on University.

I remember seeing movies at the 150, but the one I can really recall was when my grandmother took me to see The Right Stuff there. It was awesome.

It's a shame how bad that part of LR has become.

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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2019, 05:25:54 pm »

Food was horrendous but the "ambiance" was cool. I've been to the ones that were/are in Denver, Tulsa and LR.
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2019, 06:09:11 pm »

Sopapitas(sp) honey........
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2019, 06:11:55 pm »

they did have a diver, correct?
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2019, 06:17:37 pm »

they did have a diver, correct?

Think that was the Denver location only.
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« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2019, 07:34:35 pm »

The first time I saw Top Gun was in that theater.

Me too. Took my pre-teen daughter.  Tom Cruise's tongue looked twenty feet long kissing that chick. It was too late to leave, daughter turned out alright, so guess I was only the only one that got scarred.

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« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2019, 07:39:13 pm »

I have a lot of memories at that place. Once was after the Alabama game in 1996 with my sister and two of her friends. I think my sister was the only sober one! It was hotter than 2 hells that day. The high school state championships were always around my birthday, and my dad and I would always eat there and then head to the stadium to watch the games for part of my birthday present. Fun times and great memories for sure!
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2019, 07:41:55 pm »

I have fond memories of Pancho’s as well.  Kind of like a budget Casa Bonita.
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2019, 07:43:47 pm »

It was waiting in line at the LR Casa Bonita that ex-Trumpet and I discovered that "fajita" can be mispronounced to rhyme with "[CENSORED]." Said rather loudly while waiting in line they kind of sound alike. We also discovered that doing this make Ex-Trumpet's significant other giggle profusely and repeatedly say "chicken fajita" or "beef fajita" making it rhyme with [CENSORED]. While I think it killed off my chances at securing a lady-friend from the group we were with it somehow endeared Ex-Trumpet and his lady friend, as they are still together (last I checked).

EDIT: just discovered that a female body part trips the censor. HINT: it rhymes with "fajita" when you use the "j" sound a middle vowel sound of "I" not "EE".

Not just female body part, but Male also. I once posted that Paul Finebaum was a (censored) with ears. Even used the proper word, not slang. Deleted my post, while I for one considered it my finest work.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2019, 07:49:30 pm »

Not just female body part, but Male also. I once posted that Paul Finebaum was a (censored) with ears. Even used the proper word, not slang. Deleted my post, while I for one considered it my finest work.

I came up with one similar for Finebaum, but with teeth and spectacles, was told it was horrifying....

Promptly moderated.

Oh well.

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2019, 08:08:54 pm »

It was waiting in line at the LR Casa Bonita that ex-Trumpet and I discovered that "fajita" can be mispronounced to rhyme with "[CENSORED]." Said rather loudly while waiting in line they kind of sound alike. We also discovered that doing this make Ex-Trumpet's significant other giggle profusely and repeatedly say "chicken fajita" or "beef fajita" making it rhyme with [CENSORED]. While I think it killed off my chances at securing a lady-friend from the group we were with it somehow endeared Ex-Trumpet and his lady friend, as they are still together (last I checked).

EDIT: just discovered that a female body part trips the censor. HINT: it rhymes with "fajita" when you use the "j" sound a middle vowel sound of "I" not "EE".
Are you trying to say v a gina?

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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2019, 08:14:01 pm »

I ate at the Tulsa one several years ago, and it was nowhere near as good as the Little Rock restaurant.

I really miss that place...
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2019, 08:15:38 pm »

Are you trying to say v a gina?

There’s a first.

Showing a moderator how to get past the filter.
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« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2019, 08:15:43 pm »

It was a real dump...and that cafeteria style Mexican food was awful.
It was never a dump, and those enchiladas were the best in town, always.  I ate there hundreds of times.
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« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2019, 08:35:10 pm »

I worked there (briefly). Not a fan.
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« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2019, 08:43:57 pm »

I took a senorita down the mexican blackbird once outside the back after a win over south Carolina
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Re: Post-War Memorial Stadium Casa Bonita stories
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2019, 10:28:18 pm »

LR location was amazing. Food was great. If you disagree you’re probably from up north or have something else wrong with you 
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