It’s Gotta Be – SHAKEY’S!


It’s Gotta Be Shakey’s!

Gone are the days when I used to play with my spaghetti in a skillet. Those who were born in the 70s or 80s might recall the spaghetti in Shakey’s which they call “Skiletti”. This I remember ordering with pizza, chicken and “Mojos”. The Mexican version of potato fries. Which eventually, made Shakey’s famous for it. None was able to do potatoes like it, or so I believe. I also inquired a few years ago if they do not intend to bring back the spaghetti in a skillet. And the attendant doesn’t know about it! Ahaha!

The Shakey’s branch in San Pedro is still standing tall even if there’s Pizza Hut, Yellow cab, Greenwich, within the vicinity. Not to forget mentioning the hole in the wall pizza stores that are also making money both from dine-ins and home-deliveries. The likes of Pizza Calda, Pizza Monte, Dexter’s pizza, Don Rogelio’s and many others that I haven’t been discovering yet.

I think it is because of their thin crust pizza. Personally, I like it better. I enjoy the toppings more and I don’t feel bloated after unlike if I consume a couple of slices of the thick crust ones, I feel so heavy. It reminded me during college days when another pizza store promoted their pizza by their “Eat all you can” and I recall trying it and felt like almost throwing-up maybe because of the thick crust. And so with the many times I have been in Shakey’s. I favored it than the others.

This is the only time that I felt like blogging about it. Imagine, when it started? 1954!

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More than 60 years!

Just a few years ahead of Di’Marks! They are already there during my school days! =) I even had my high school graduation party at Shakey’s! =)

Traditionally, we had their Special pizza:

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Thin crust pleeeease! =)

What’s nice about thin crusts is that there’s less oil. Have you noticed it? Their chicks and chips on a basket:

chic n chips
I think I can still consume a basket-full of those potatoes! =)

The flavor of those Mojos hasn’t change! (–,) Those red checkered liners are Shakey’s original! They’re good at branding..=) Mojos, thin-crust pizzas, It’s gotta be Shakey’s! =)

We just had coffee latte shakes for our drinks. And voila, we’re full and tummies were happy as well!

Thank you Shakey’s for being around during times I am lazy to cook for everyone! =)

PS Their branch in San Pedro used to have a band during the 1980s. And I used to sing there alternating my BFF’s turn who is originally the singer at that time. I even kept napkins with greetings and requests for songs to sing. I hope I can still unearth them so I can post them here. Good old times make me smile all the time! I miss singing too! And unfortunately, I don’t know how to sing anymore! Ahahaha! =)

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-An only daughter. A mother of an 18 year old son. Passionate with so many things. A lover of life itself. First of which is to write. Then, sing (I specifically love the stage), read, cook, travel & take beautiful pictures (photography) and scrap booking, all of which are my own way of coping with life's challenges. Friends usually associate me with the color violet. I love this color so much! Though, I love pink, red, teal, orange, yellow, blue as well! Coffee is my water and my happy food is cheesecake topped w/ blueberries, yogurt, sansrival and cream puff. I mastered fettuccine carbonara because that is one of my favorite food as well, along w/ broccoli, prawns and mushrooms. Secretly, I love "Stitch" - that grinning indigo pup. =) Seriously, I dream to become a philanthropist (starting off by providing shelter to street children in our country) and a famous author someday. I'm just waiting for God's time for my first book to be published.- It took me years to decide to blog, more so to write and have it out in the open. As I used to write even when I was a teenager, and I just keep them on file. It was my outlet. Approaching the year they say where life begins, or If I may say, the sweeter life. It was a year full of emotions. As I lost my father a year before and I guess in one way or another, the unfathomable sadness prompted me to pour them out in my writings and share them to the world, hoping it might lighten the heaviness of my heart. I live now with my son and mother, as a mother and as a daughter (as a friend and a sister), this has made me be ready to finally do what I am meant to do. Even If there's a lot that I wanted to do. This came first, like a first love that occupied a special place in my heart. It's a looong process, tiring, frustrating, exciting. The best part? is the happiness it brings. Even if things around seems all so wrong. It's like having my own place under the sun. My own safe and happy rainbowed world. At times, there's guilt as well, for I strongly believe, writing (like singing) is a talent God has gifted us. We ought to use it and maximize it, in our littlest way, share it to mankind, for His glory. I just had a few distractions over the years and to realize that it is never too late to be who we ought to be, I have this very strong feeling, now is the time. All my life, I have decided on things that made me happy, this is one of those. I may never be a winner of those best blogs that have been awarded to talented writers/ bloggers and I don't mind, there are strikes of being envious, but according to my father, there are two kinds of being envy. There's envy that is so negative, it'll hamper you from doing good and there's an envy that makes you happy for them, or seeing yourself in their shoes, I think, the kind of envy in me, is the latter. Like celebrities who missed an Oscar, while the film was watched by the whole world, she/he did not mind, it's like knowing what counts best, and it's the capacity to share your talents to anyone who wants to receive it, without asking anything in return. Expressing what's in my heart and mind on every occasion (which happens to be daily) and being happy about it is like a prize already. Happy reading!(--,)

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