BoingBoing ran a story today on Triple XXX, a restaurant in West Lafayette, IN, which is where Purdue is located. Which is where I went to college.
Very popular place to go late at night, after drinking way too much beer, to get a burger and onion rings. Lots of folks liked the Duane Purvis, including Sandy, but the peanut butter was a little over the top for me. I usually got the Bert Burger, or maybe eggs, or sausage gravy, depending on how close to dawn it was (or past).
My senior year, I rented a house with 6 friends, on Littleton Street, across from the hugemongous frats, about 5 houses down from Triple XXX. It was very convenient. I remember at the end of fall semester, no one had enough money to pay for a big shopping trip, so we just stopped shopping. And ate at Triple XXX a lot; except on Tuesdays; 25 cent tacos at Taco Bell on Tuesdays.
In the picture above (click the picture for a slightly larger version), circa 1960, you can just barely see the sign for the Clark gas station under the car cover. That's where we'd buy our cigs. I was there in the 80's; besides the cars, it looks pretty much the same.
I think we used to call the restaurant Tri Chi, but looking at the name now, it's funny that it's called Triple XXX, when we pronounced the name "Triple X". Not "Triple X X X". Which would have been way too long. Wouldn't Triple XXX be XXXXXXXXX?
I love in the picture above they have to make a point to show the restaurant is not an 'adult' restaurant (whatever that might mean).
Gonna have to get me a shirt!