If you spend time on Facebook like I do you may have heard the talk about this new VFW Restaurant. When I first read I had no idea what or where this even was. So I did some searching. Oh and it seems really pretty cool.

It's not fancy. It's not supposed to be. It has a pretty basic menu but it looks good:

VFW Post 1475

This is the Amarillo VFW Post 1475 that has opened up a restaurant to help with their overhead of their location. They are opened to the public everyday but Tuesdays from 4pm - 10pm. If you are wondering about their location they can be found at 1401 SW 8th.

 

So as I kept looking about this I read how their chef makes almost everything fresh daily. They have been a well kept secret. The secret is out now. They even got so busy last week that they had to shut down early because they were not ready. That is great news to hear.

I am sure people were disappointed but this really is good news for Amarillo. This is a business that is trying to help out it's veterans. It was great to see them addressing it on Facebook:

Today was a very busy day for the VFW restaurant. We were obviously not ready for the amount of customers. However customers who waited for there food were very satisfied. We are closing down the kitchen for tonight. We are going to increase our employees and our prep for food times will improve. Thank you for those who came and were patient. We are so grateful for support! We look forward to continuing to serve our local veterans with help from patrons like you.

This right here is why we need to continue to support them. Let's keep them busy.

Check Out The Original Names For These Amarillo Streets

It's hard to imagine these well-known Amarillo streets as any other name. Try to imagine giving directions to someone while using their original names. Gets tricky, doesn't it?

The new names (that we currently know them by) came mostly from associates of Henry Luckett, who drew the first map of the area. When this took place exactly, records do not show, but the street name revamp is covered extensively in 'Old Town Amarillo' by Judge John Crudgington, published in the Plains Historical Review in 1957.