Reader Richard explains the question he submitted:
“Background: Today I saw this post on Facebook: I remember the Biltmore Dairy Bar … they had a pig’s dinner … or something huge like a banana split and if you ate it all you got a ribbon or pin or something like that … don’t remember if I ever got the prize!”
“My response was: I could be wrong, but it seems to me they gave a ‘wooden nickel’ that said something to the effect, that ‘I ate a pig’s dinner at Biltmore Dairy Bar.’ but that might be 100% wrong.”
“So, I guess the question – which might be impossible even for MyReporter.com to answer – is, in the 1950s did the Biltmore Dairy Bar at 17th and Dawson streets give any ‘rewards’ to customers who could eat all of a huge dessert (perhaps one dubbed a ‘Pig’s Dinner’) and, if so, did they give a prize (a wooden nickel, a free pig’s dinner, a gift certificate or whatever)?
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Date posted: January 30, 2012
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