Sunday, September 25, 2005

2nd Visit to Waterbury, CT Hojos

Jack Thomas and his dad Mike, my girlfriend Mary, and me took a trip over to Waterbury on Saturday. Rumors of sale had surfaced, and I wanted to make sure I got back there if indeed they were true. Per online reports, it is not, but the plan had already been set.

Arrived about 6:00pm just in time to get pics in the daylight. This restaurant, since Springfield, VT's closure, has the most original looking exterior out of the 5 remaining restaurants. It features a Nims' shape with orange roof and original light-up hollow coppula, and the Hojos 70's brown environmental exterior. The inside of the restaurant retains it's original shape and layout, however an extensive remodeling has changed the furniture and booth cushions and tops, as well as the dairy bar seats.

The food was alright. Chicken really tender, but not great tasting. The macaroni taste was close to original. You could tell it wasn't but they tried; a little too creamy though. Our surprise was the ice cream, though, which thanks to the nice waiter helping us out at the counter, revealed original Hojos 3 gallon tubs! Not all flavors were original, so we didn't get those of course. Chocolate chip and peppermint stick for the guys, and the lady had real-deal chocolate.

Online comments from the owner indicate they've just resigned a 5 year lease and have no plans of retiring sooner, so we'll see.


Blogger Jack said...

That was an awesome trip! Had a great time! Hope you did too. Hojo's yay! :-P

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 8:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the HoJos update! It's a shame to see them all disappearing. How about a dead Hojos site?

Friday, November 18, 2005 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have inspired me. The week of Thanksgiving, I visited the last Druther's restaurant in existance in Campbellsville, Kentucky.

Saturday, December 10, 2005 5:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Bad we lost Lakehurst in Waukegan, but change happens and has been better for the local economy. I wanted the lakehurst site to be a university center.


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Saturday, October 28, 2006 9:34:00 AM  

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