I Don’t Know about You, But I’m Thinking of Ordering a Pizza

Central Kitchen, circa early 1990s:

Thresher files ck director c1990

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14 Responses to I Don’t Know about You, But I’m Thinking of Ordering a Pizza

  1. C Kelly says:

    Well, back in the old days, before home deliver became so ubiquitous, we had to drive to the Richwood Food Market for evening snacks.

  2. At lunch there was always the Autry House refectory as an alternative.

  3. Gloria Tarpley '81 says:

    Wasn’t that Marion Hicks? I have no idea where that name came to me, but somehow it seems right?

    • Melissa Kean says:

      Good job! That’s definitely not Marion Hicks, but Mr. Hicks was head of what used to be called “Food and Housing” for a really long time, maybe 30 or 40 years. I don’t know who this fellow is but he’s almost certainly someone who worked for Mr. Hicks.

      • effegee says:

        My first reaction was Marion Hicks too. But I realized that I did not see him very often during the last few years before he retired. (I had the opportunity to work with him as a representative of Baker College on the first ad hoc food service advisory committee he convened shortly after assuming responsibility for food service during 1971-72.)

        Hard to find photos of him but there is one in a 1981 Thresher here (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth245482/m1/1/). I think I see an older version of the same face in the photo, particularly in the eyes, nose, and forehead. He retired in 1996, so this photo would be no later than that if it is of him.

      • effegee says:

        CORRECTION: Marion Hicks retired in 1999. Got the date confused with a Thresher article marking his 25th anniversary heading F&H.

  4. Barney L. McCoy says:

    In the mid-60s there was no pizza delivery available at Rice. You could take out from Valian’s, but few students had cars. Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67

  5. effegee says:

    By the early ’70s, Capri Pizza stayed open until 3am some nights. No delivery… I’m not sure that existed in Houston before Domino’s arrived in town … but either table service or carry out after midnight to support all-nighters for computer labs. Capri was located where Greenbriar and Farnham merge, now part of the parking lot for Freebirds.

  6. Richard Miller (Hanszen '75 & '76) says:

    Also Pizza Hut at Greenbriar & Holcomb opened sometime from 1972 to 1974. Jack in the Box at University and Kirby also stayed open all night. Since I did not have a car until my 5th year (and access until my senior year thanks to my roommate) I learned where all of the places to eat within walking distance were.

  7. C Kelly says:

    Well, there was Der Wiener Schnitzel somewhere west of the campus (on Richmond?) that stayed open late in the late 1960s. Sometimes the woman who ran it would give us additional servings of french fries if we stayed and shot the bull. She was bored and enjoyed talkative customers.

    The Sunday night dining spot for my crowd was the Burger King on Kirby. Remember, it takes two hands to handle a Whopper according to Rodney Allen Rippy. Correction: I just checked and Rippy was a shill for Jack In The Box. I guess my memory is fading after all these years.

  8. Barney L. McCoy says:

    By the time I moved back to Houston in the mid 70s, the town was overrun with Pizza joints–Shakey’s, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Pizza Inn etc. But I never ate another Dominos after the owners spent several million dollars to defeat the Equal Rights for Women Amendment. As a result, we discovered Star Pizza and, recently, Luigi’s. Barney L. McCoy, Hanszen 67

  9. Yes, no delivery until Domino’s, approximately 1984. Prior to that you could go burn your mouth on cardboardy Pub pizza, drive off campus and pick up, or make ersatz pizza in a toaster oven with English muffins, spaghetti sauce, and cheese.

  10. grungy1973 says:

    Let’s not forget that what is now Hungry’s was originally a Dairy Queen.

    • I haven’t forgotten. I used to go there. I think it was run by an old couple back when the Village and West U were neighborhoods of small houses. And there used to be a country bar on Rice Boulevard that later turned into a Reggae bar with a 3 for 1 happy hour. Give me the Village of 1980 any day.

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