Where are her skates?

For dinner last night, GD and I went high class. We are both leaving for France this week (GD this afternoon, myself on Friday), so neither of us has food at our places. Instead we ended up at the A&W Drive-in on 12 Mile in Berkley. There even were some retro cars already enjoying the mild evening weather.

As we enjoyed our hotdogs, onion rings and rootbeer float, GD suddenly asked “Wait. Where are her skates?” It is true the “waitresses” at the Drive-in are not on skates, but trust me the experience is not diminished in the least. An older couple (maybe in their 70’s) parked next to us to also enjoy some rootbeer floats with dinner. We desperately wanted to ask if they used to come here on dates when they were younger, but resisted the temptation. As we drove away, it was quickly agreed we would be returning. And then we named off some friends who are coming along.

I do recommend it if you are looking for a dinner date that is a bit quirky especially on a nice summer night… Next time, we might just stop at the drive-in restaurant on our way to the drive-in theatre. Who cares if they are across town from each other?

2 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 7:35 am

    I remember when I was a kid back in the 80s, my family used to take my brothers and I to the drive-in A&W at on Rochester Rd, between Big Beaver and Wattles in Troy. It was really a cool place, they used to sponosor the local little league and everyone would go there after games. I’m pretty sure the waitresses used to wear roller skates there but I think they stopped in the later days.

    Sometime in the mid-late 90s the owner retired and the lot where A&W used to be is now an Arbys.


  2. ToolBox (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 7:51 am

    As far back as I remember the car hops at A&W in Berkley and Clawson never had skates. I do not think the Big Boys on Woodward had them either.



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