Thursday, August 4, 2011

Ludo Bites Mobile - Queen G's Cafe In Mobile Alabama Was Once The Rebel Queen In The 1950s

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We were watching Ludo Bites Mobile on the Sundance Channel today. I only got a glimpse of the outside of Queen G's cafe and thought it looked familiar. I looked it up on the web and checked the address on google maps and lo and behold I was right. It used to be The Rebel Queen back in the 1950s and 1960s. Located on Old Shell Road only two blocks from my aunt and uncle's house and one block from where my mother and I lived in 1956. I haven't been back to Mobile and that part of Old Shell Road in over 40 years. I would say that takes the cake for visual memory on my part.
This is the Rebel Queen in 1958.
Ludo Bites America. And Ludo Bites Mobile, Alabama.
Link to Queen G's Website below.
2518 Old Shell Road Mobile, Alabama.
Below is the way it was in 1958. Picture is from an advertisement in the 1958 Mohian which is the yearbook for Murphy High School in Mobile, Alabama.