Monday, February 14, 2011

We get questions about Slover's, pork brain sandwiches and the Boom-Boom Room

Posted by on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 4:36 PM


It takes brains to make a smart sandwich.
  • It takes brains to make a smart sandwich.

Seriously, we love trying to answer the questions we get here at Fat City. Over the weekend, we received inquiries about two venues that don't exist anymore and where to find a fried pork brain sandwich.

Fat City reader Jim from New York asked this question: "Do you remember a nightclub called the Boom-Boom Room? My sister is in a state because she can't remember the name of the building. She wants to find a picture of the sign for a present to her husband ..."





The Brooksider Sports Bar & Grill in Brookside calls one of its rooms the Boom-Boom Room, but I think Jim has another venue in mind.

Jim has a vague recollection of actually going to the Boom-Boom Room in the 1990s, but that's not possible. The sign long outlasted the club, which had been an under-18 club located in the 1960s in the same building at 3732 Main -- it's now an Office Max -- best known as the home of the late, lamented Club Royale.

Musician Al Blasco played at the Club Royale in the late 1970s and remembers wandering into the old Boom-Room Room, which had long been closed to the public even at that point. "It was like an abandoned movie set. The booths and the tables were still there, everything covered with dust."

The website oldkc.com features a photograph of a 1960s band, the Fabulous Cinners, performing on the Boom-Boom Room stage.

Mary Baumgartner had this question for us: "Do you remember a place in Independence called Slovers? It served hamburgers and ice cream. It was a tiny place with six seats and a counter and an old guy behind the counter."

Independence native Jeanne Troxell remembers that Slover's "was on the southeast corner of 10th and Lexington. It was just a little ice-cream stand. It was the best ice cream ever."

Another Fat City reader wrote asking where he could find a pork brain sandwich. This was once a specialty of Clem's Drive-In in Independence. The phone number of that venerable snack shack is no longer in service. Is it closed?

So, Fat City readers, can you help us answer these questions:

Is Clem's Drive-In closed?

Where else can someone find a fried pork brain sandwich in the Kansas City metro?

Does anyone have memories of Slover's?

Did anyone hang out at the Boom-Boom Room?

All responses in our Comment section would be welcomed!



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