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> 1964 - one of Jack Silver and Herb Brodsky's Black Angus restaurants, this one on Collins Avenue (A1A) in Sunny Isles
1964 - one of Jack Silver and Herb Brodsky's Black Angus restaurants, this one on Collins Avenue (A1A) in Sunny Isles
Collins Avenue (A1A), Sunny Isles, Florida
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I was married to his Son, Richard and certainly knew Herbie (as I called him) very well. I worked in the restaurant in the mid 70s for fun as his hostess for quite a bit…he had a wry, sarcastic sense of humor and I rarely saw him without his cigar, lol. I knew him to be a kind, generous man. R.I.P.
I would love to speak with anyone who knew my dad Herbert Brodsky...Please reach out firstname.lastname@example.org
So glad that my error was corrected... sometimes names become a jumble after all these years... Apologies to the Brodskys for my error...
Black Angus' original offices were located on NE 14th Avenue and 130th Street in North Miami.
Jo Ann Kastanias Elliott
Hi Jennifer. I am Nick Kastanias daughter Jo Ann Kastanias Elliott. My Dad is 87 years old and still speaks fondly of Herb and Jack. He has many stories to tell. I will show him this website as he has moved to Kansas to be closer to my sister Jessica and me. Hope all is well with you and your family. Regards, Jo Ann
hi, i'm jennnifer brodsky. wife of the late herb brodsky. please e-mail me a GOODSHAPPENSTOO@AOL if you'd like to converse. love, jen
I was a friend of Jennifer Brodsky when they came to La Costa resort and spa in Carlsbad, Ca. They came for many years.. I was her massage therapist..we always had such great fun and her and her husband were so nice and kind to me.. if anyone knows how I can get in touch with Jennifer.. please let me know..e-mail... email@example.com Thank You
HELLO, I WAS TOLD BY HERBS SON MITCH B. THAT HERB DREW THE BLACK ANGUS LOGO. I WAS IN THE MARINE CORPS WITH HIS SON, AND WAS A GOOD FRIEND. WE ACTUALLY WENT TO COOK SCHOOL AND WERE NEIGHBORS BACK IN 1987. I WOULD LOVE TO CATCH UP WITH HIM. IF ANYONE KNOWS OF MITCH, HERE IS MY EMAIL.. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is Channing Brodsky, the daughter of Herbert Brodsky. I just wanted to say thank you for writing about my beloved father. Even though he passed away 19 years ago on March 1, 1991, I miss him more and more with each day that passes. Thank you again!
Channing Sarah Brodsky
Hi Marsha this is Jennifer Brodsky, I can't thank you enough for writing about Herb. We still miss him, he was and still is the most wonderful man of my life. God Bless you. Love, Jennifer
correction; it was jack silver and herb brodski that started and ran the business since they began.
My friend Jennifer was Herb's second wife with whom he had 2 beautiful children. He was a gracious host and lovely man who with his partner Jack built very successful restaurants that everyone loved.
Jack Silver and Herb Bernstein were childhood friends since the age of five. They were so close, that when you visited them in their office, you were immediately taken by their custom-built desk... one long desk with two openings for seating!
Their first Miami-based chain was Steak King... This was an operation based on a simple concept... purchase old, failed drive-in restaurants and convert them to the Steak King format, then franchise them out.
At one point, the partners were going to take their concept national. An artist's rendering of a proposed "corporate" restaurant design hung in their office for years, but they switched direction and decided to open a series of family steak houses know as Black Angus.
The original price of their famous char-broiled sirloin steak dinner was $1.49. At one point in the late 1980's [or so], Jack Silver got fed up with the ever-rising cost of beef and felt he could no longer offer his customers a "fair" price on his menu items, so he opted to shut the last of the restaurants down rather than continue to boost menu prices.
Black Angus Systems also operated Kelly's Seafood House in Sunny Isles and other restaurant operations, as well as [during the heydey of Black Angus] raised its own cattle for their restaurants.
During the mid-1960's, Black Angus was the sponsor of WINZ's Sunday evening rebroadcasts of The Shadow - the famous radio mystery-drama.
I indirectly was the inspiration for program director George Cooper's idea to have a "Shadow Poster Contest" when I had sent him a "pasted-and-offset copied" poster I had made up from some various sources.
The Black Angus offices offer the winner of each judging a dinner for three at any of their South Florida restaurants. I proceeded to make a big pen-and-ink color drawing and mailed it in to WINZ.
I'm sure that is was more than a coincidence that I won, and my parents and I ate at the Sunny Isles location, with my winning poster hanging up for display for all to see...
Jack and Herb have passed on, but they were nice men who knew how to treat their loyal customers...