Who has heard of Wishbone?
Not the one on the chicken or turkey
But the famous Kansas City restaurant
In an old house
And it has a great story:
After serving in the military during World War II, Phillip Sollomi returned home to Kansas City in 1945 and opened a family-style chicken and prime rib restaurant called The Wish-Bone at 45th and Main streets. It soon became a favorite of locals.
Located at 4455 Main Street
It was close to The Country Club Plaza
But it wasn't the chicken or prime rib that made the restaurant famous
It was the salad dressing!
I would assume that this is an early ad of the Lipton Company
And for a long time, it was the only salad dressing that Wishbone made,
the Italian one!
Now, however, there are many different varieties of Wishbone dressing
It comes in many flavors!
I will still, occasionally, buy the Italian one
A taste of youth -- Wishbone on your salad!
Alas, the restaurant is long gone
In it's place is this
The "Plaza" Marriott
(They serve food too -- like the Wishbone restaurant)
But one thing is constant:
There still is a Wishbone Italian dressing
Still using the same recipe of Phillip Solum's mother