Sunday, July 24, 2011

Italian Food a la 50's Style

We were bumming around Oshkosh, WI looking for treasure and were getting hungry. Across from the antique store we were shopping at was a cool vintage sign for Red's Pizza. We thought we would give it a whirl.

It was a step back in time. I would imagine they opened in the 50's. There were also some decorations added along the way from the 60's and 70's. As you can see in the picture, great neon sign, nice architecture and beautiful stone on the outside of the building.

After ordering, I went to the powder room. Now when most folks talk about a restaurant, they focus on the food or the atmosphere but a true 50's design fan is going to not only take notice of but document the cool 50's bathroom that was found. I can't help myself!

I immediately saw the 50's pink 4x4 tile. A light pink field tile with a darker bullnose.

Then there was this cool laminate stall. I have never seen this type of laminate before. It is a blond Formica type laminate for the stall and stall door.

Even after all these years, the original sticker for the stall was still there. I would say that is some sticker!

Then my favorite was the floor tile. I like how the very small tiles sit upon the little bit larger tile that sit upon the single largest tile. This design is then alternated with a single large tile. I have not see this design before.

In addition to a cool bathroom there was interior stone work, some groovy hanging lights and of course the wall of fame.

I am a big fan of interior stone work. This design connects the interior stone to the exterior stone.

They had several of these funky late 60's/early 70's lights hanging from the ceiling. We were there during the day but I am sure they offer just the right ambiance at night.

Like any great vintage restaurant, you have your wall of fame.

After enjoying all the vintageness of the restaurant, the final payoff was delivered to our table. A delicious dish of spaghetti and meat sauce. It was very good.

My favorite part of visiting other places is finding remnants of days gone by. Our visit to Red's Pizza was a delicious pit stop in our travels.


1 comment:

  1. I really want to visit here now ! Love your blog ! Now following xx Ava