Showing posts with label Doumars. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Doumars. Show all posts

Friday, January 28, 2011

Curb Service

- Another photo from Norfolk Virginia's landmark drive-in still featuring curb service. This is Doumar's, home of first ice cream cone machine at twilight with the Norfolk Coca Cola bottling plant in the background. They say things go better with Coke but in the case of Doumar's a fresh made Limeade is called for. Canon G11, 1/40 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 400.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


- 1919 Monticello Avenue in Norfolk Virginia has been the location of Doumar's BBQ and Cones drive-in since 1934. The restaurant is a local legend known for its barbecue, hand made ice cream codes, and curb service. It was featured on the Food Network's series Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri. Eighty-eight year old Albert Doumar still makes ice cream cones daily at the restaurant on a cone making machine invented by his uncle Abe that dates from 1905. I stopped by tonight after work for some take-out. My grandson Robert is our family's 6th generation customer. My favorite Doumar's desert, the "Ringo", is a hot fudge sundae made on top of bed of crunched up cone chips. I think I'll feature a photo of one of those soon for my venture into food photography. Canon G11, 1/100 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 400.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

251 - Drive In Lunch

From 365 Project
I've posted two pictures taken at Doumar's Diner & Curb Service on the blog so far this year. I eat lunch there about once a week; so often that they know me and just bring my regular order when they see me pull in. So today's picture is my regular order, barbecue sandwich with slaw (of course) and an order of fries delivered to the car. Canon G10, 1/250 sec @ F/3.5, ISO 100.

Friday, March 13, 2009

72 - Big Al

From 365 Project
Al Doumar "Big Al" at his Uncle Abe's "world's first cone machine". Al still make's ice cream cones by hand every day using his uncle's original vintage 1905 machine at Doumar's on Monticello Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia. Canon 40D, 1/125s, f/3.2, 50mm focal length.