Never one to be a tea totaler, I was a frequent visitor to Gus's place. Located just across the Street from the City of Trenton whose blue laws in those days forbade the sale of alcohol before 5 pm on Sundays. Gus would be open and ready for business at noon, recognizing the need for us Good Boys to attend the high Mass on Sunday which let out around noon.
Gus was a great character, and never questioned a man's (boy's) age, only his ability to drink.
We would gathr there on Sunday at noon, juice up, and head for the Pig and Whistle in in Brown's Mills where we jammed the day away with Hy Frank and his Dixie land band.
Oh those were the days!
All the best to the best
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
1949: GUS HEINTZ' BAR AND GRILL