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Best Blast From The Past, Concept Edition Dallas 2009 - Blue plate specials at Blue Collar Bar - CLOSED

Blue plate specials at Blue Collar Bar

1924 N. Henderson Ave.

Dallas, TX 75206


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From the '20s to the '50s—a golden age if you ignore depression, war, racism and gray flannel suits—traveling businessmen lived on the blue plate special, a diner's issue of a meat and two sides for one low price. The institution died out, thanks to the proliferation of even cheaper fast-food stands...that is until economic tides turned and guys like David Pedack recognized an opportunity. The owner of Blue Collar Bar built his small kitchen (it's a bar first) around the blue plate special concept. Hey, mashed potatoes, green beans and Salisbury steak? In times like these, that's living.

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