Maybe it was the rare-to-find Orange Toastees, or maybe it was the world-famous date nut bread. Howard Johnson's in Arlington, Virginia, might have seemed like an odd place for a conclave of the... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!
It’s taken me a while to muster up the energy to write this post. I’m at mile 729 in Daleville, VA at a Howard Johnson Motel that for some reason doesn’t use fitted sheets on their beds and smells strongly of cigarette smoke. I’ve been living in the woods or dirty motels for over two months. Show More Summary
He is a man of many talents Years before he started teaching Americans how to cook rustic French food on TV, Jacques Pepin was developing recipes for Howard Johnson’s while also moonlighting as a ski instructor. In the second of twoShow More Summary
Howard Johnson and GravityTestimonyTuscarora RecordsNate Chinen proclaimed in the New York Times in 2006 that Howard Johnson was the individual "most responsible for the tuba's current status as a full-fledged jazz instrument." Certainly...Show More Summary
Tanya says she got a bad feeling when the man tried to take her picture with his cellphone. She'd been texting with him earlier that night, and he'd invited her to the Howard Johnson Inn near JFK Airport?presumably to pay her for sex, though she says they hadn't discussed specifics. "I was not trying to let him take a picture," she told Gothamist recently. [ more › ]
America’s first great restaurant chain comes to the end of the road A few months ago, on a chilly Thursday afternoon in late October, Jon LaRock rubbed his hands together and looked out over the empty parking lot in front of his restaurant. Show More Summary
Markus Howard had career highs with five 3-pointers and 23 points, Jajuan Johnson added 20 with five assists and four steals on Wednesday night and Marquette beat Georgetown 76-77 in the Big East Conference opener for both teams ...
People Going to Howard Johnson’s Restaurant. Photo by Bettmann / Contributor via Getty images Editor’s Note: The following is an adapted excerpt from Yale historian Paul Freedman’s new book, “Ten Restaurants That Changed America.” The...Show More Summary
The once-ubiquitous iconic American diner is down to just one store, but the legacy of its success can be seen nearly everywhere.
FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA: Howard Johnson’s restaurant to close in Maine, leaving only 1 more.
During the Civil War Centennial (late 1950s-early 1960s) Steinwehr Avenue became the home to motels and restaurants which were built to accommodate the millions of visitors that poured into Gettysburg during that time. The Howard Johnson’s was one of those structures. Show More Summary
The last time I was at a Howard Johnson’s was in White River Junction — a small, seemingly sleepy unincorporated village in Vermont of fewer than 2,500 residents located west of the Connecticut River where Interstates 89 and 91 cross — years ago on a business trip. Show More Summary
A meal at a Howard Johnson was once as much as part of a road trip as the car itself. Now, one of the last two remaining restaurants is closing. The location in Bangor, Maine, is shutting down next month, leaving a single restaurantShow More Summary
A "slice of roadside Americana" is almost gone forever, as the second-to-last Howard Johnson's restaurant is slated to close Sept. 6, the AP reports. The restaurant in Bangor, Maine, opened in 1966 as part of the more-than-800-strong franchise of orange-roofed eateries. But come September, this once "dependable place for travelers...
The once-mighty roadside restaurant chain is almost a part of American history.
#NeverTrumpNeverHillary #NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState's daily Open Thread! Today, we've got... Quick Hits Remember Howard Johnson's restaurants? Soon those memories might be all that's left--there are only two remaining, and one closes its doors for good in a couple weeks. Show More Summary
From 800 locations to just one An iconic American restaurant is officially going the way of the dinosaurs: Diner chain Howard Johnson's, which at one point had more than 800 locations dotting the country, will soon have just one location...Show More Summary
History and political buffs may be in store for their ideal place to live. The building that once housed a Howard Johnson hotel and was used as a stakeout location for the Watergate scandal -- owned by George Washington University in recent years -- will now get a new lease on life as an apartment complex...
Rooms 419 and 723 of the Howard Johnson played an integral role in the scandal. [ more › ]
There have been a lot of majestically rotating space stations since Stanley Kubrick blasted a Howard Johnson’s into orbit in 1968. For that matter, there have been plenty of suspiciously underpopulated space bases since Leslie Neilson touched down on Altair IV. Show More Summary