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Angelo's Drive-In, Fresno

Melanie Wong Aug 18, 2013 05:49 PM

This morning an email from a friend asked if I'd ever been to Angelo's Drive-In, and included a link to an LA Times article that it was being shut down to make way for the high speed rail. Searching here only turned up this brief mention,
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/332706#1934507

Before it's gone forever, any 'hounds want to tell us about it?

Angelo's Drive In
710 W Olive Ave
Fresno, CA
(559) 268-3726

High-speed rail project dooms Fresno 1950s burger joint Angelo's
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-angelos-drive-in-20130818,0,1179684.story

Dining in Fresno: Angelo's Drive-In
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIPPJy...

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    glbtrtr Aug 18, 2013 07:22 PM

    Thanks for the tip - read the same article. Sad story, but great American success story for this couple too. I wish them the best and hope their regular patrons who are equally invested in this place find a new home ...with the money the state is offering them, take it or leave it.

    1. rmarisco Aug 18, 2013 07:33 PM

      wait - this doesn't even make sense - how can they be doing this to this poor business when the project is in an uproar?

      http://www.sfgate.com/default/article...

      also, it might be 13 miles from madera to parts of fresno, or it might be 30 miles from madera to parts of fresno, but if they are saying it's 130 miles from madera to fresno, as this article states, then they might already BE high, and not need the train at all.

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        browndogs2 Aug 20, 2013 06:56 PM

        The 130 mile stretch is from Madera to Bakersfield.

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        browndogs2 Aug 20, 2013 06:57 PM

        I have not eaten there, but you might enjoy this blog post:

        http://www.thecuredham.com/blog/2010/...

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        1. re: browndogs2
          Melanie Wong Aug 20, 2013 08:53 PM

          Thank you, yes, I did. I like the look of the skin-on fries.

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