As part of The Place + Memory Project, Big Shed Audio is producing 4 radio stories for air on National Public Radio‘s Weekend Edition. This blog page will be home to lots of yummy extras. Visit the Place + Memory Project Website and Online Map of lost places we loved, at: www.placeandmemory.org.
1. The Rabbit Hutch was a family-owned/operated gem of a restaurant, which sadly closed in the mid 1990s. An outgrowth of the Venz Family Bait and Bunny Farm in Logan, Alabama, the Rabbit Hutch house specialty was rabbit: fried, BBQed, livers, and gravy. It was also well-known for the musical entertainment, usually Mrs. Venz playing on the Genie Organ such tunes as “Side by Side,” “Has anybody seen my Gal,” and the restaurant’s theme song, “Here Comes Peter Cotton Tail.”
Can’t get enough of the Rabbit Hutch?
Knock yourself out with this archive of extra goodies :
- Listen to the radio story as aired on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, July 18, 2009.
- Visit the Rabbit Hutch Page at the Place + Memory Project Website.
Here you can check out more pics, video, and memories. Been to the Rabbit Hutch yourself? Add your own memory!
- Listen to the Director’s Cut! Radio shows have time and other constraints. Not so with the Web! Here’s an 8 minute version of the Rabbit Hutch radio story edited by Series Producer Shea Shackelford.
- See all Rabbit Hutch-related posts from this blog
- Rabbit Hutch pics on Flickr
- Ann Venz sings Here Comes Peter Cottontail From “Live at the Rabbit Hutch,” produced by Fred Venz, Jr.
- more VIDEO HUSH PUPPIES for your snacking pleasure: