My first visit to
Bozo's was at their original location in downtown New
Orleans. It was 1968 and we were there to tape the
first ever Big Mac TV commercials - the ones used for
Big Mac test markets. Seems we couldn't find a
production facility in Chicago and had to suffer a few
days in New Orleans.
I shared this with
my waitress. "That's nice," as she headed for
another table. Bozo's started off as a private
club and the restaurant has the same feel if one isn't a
Back then the
production facility was buying. We had a private
room. They covered the table first with shucked
oysters, then with large platters of crawfish piled
high. It was a feast I longed to repeat.
Didn't quite do
that, but started with a dozen oysters the shucker
raised to 15 because some were small. Followed
that with a shrimp and crawfish combination platter.
Good eating but not what I remembered from 1968.