History of a Painting - Biff Burger

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History of a Painting - Biff Burger.  

Acrylic Painting by Larry Johnston© 

This painting was of the popular Biff Burger in St. Petersburg, Florida, located on 49th Street.  It still has the original design and is the only one left from the original hundreds of franchised restaurants that disappeared mostly in the 1970s.

Instead of Burgers, Fries and Shakes, they offered many other possibilities, for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. While exhibiting at shows is the area, it was suggested that Biff Burger would make a great local addition to my paintings. It was one of my early paintings of nostalgic cars and diners.

Other St Petersburg, Florida area paintings were, Ted Peters Smoked Fish, Pelican Diner and the 59th Street

 Check out some of my other Paintings and the stories behind them:

Dog 'n Mug,....  Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, Mishawaka,....  Skyline Chili,....  Meat & Cheese,....  Carter's Hamburgers,....  Movie Theatres, (Set of 4),....  Oliver Ford,....  Krispy Kreme, Atlanta, GA,....  Behind the House,....  Fishing Flies (Set of 4),.... Brewster's Taxi,....  Underwater swimmer looking up,....  Miami, FL Fire Station,....  Diving Dog,....  Stone Mtn Mill - Summer,....  Underwater Face,....  Detroit FOX Theatre,....  Gas Pumps (Set of 4),....  Ft. George Drive-in Theatre,....  Red Covered Bridges (Set of 4),....  Gone Fishing,....  Duck Decoys (Set of 4),....  Agnew Seed Store,....  Brown Covered Bridges (Set of 4),.... The Prange Building ,....  Crown Point, Criminal Court,....  Coconut Tree,....  Barns - (Set of 4),....  Pedal Cars - Set of 4,....  Starr's Mill,....  Fishing Lures Set of 4,.... Fireman's -Set of 4,....  The Fire Dept.,....  Barber - Set of 4,....  Barber Pole,....  Shrimp Boat,....  Hot Air Balloon - Set,....  Los Angeles Theatre,....  Florida Lighthouses set,....  Fire Dog,....  Louis' Lunch,....  Fresh Fruit,....  Bumper Cars,....  Roanoke Weiner Stand,....  Skyline Chili & Weinermobile,....  Fried Green Tomatoes windw,....  Bradford's store,....  Monaco Bay Nightclub,....  milk silo,....  4-Seasons of Outhouses,....  Shrimp Boat,....  Wings for You,....  Texas Tavern,....  Columbia Street Roastery,....  FOX Theatre, Atlanta, The King & I,....  Luigi's Pizza,....  Tilley's Trolley,....  Sixes Road Mill,.... Savannah, GA Carriage,.... Hope Train Depot,....  Jackson Drink Stand,....  Euharlee Covered Bridge - Spring,....  Toy Ferris Wheel,....  Roselawn,....  Sewing Machine,.... Rosie's Diner, 2nd painting,.... Billy Goat Tavern,....    The Varsity - 2nd painting,....  The Varsity,....   Wickers End,....  LaSalle Hotel Rooftop Sign,....  Waffle House,....    Crown Point, IN Jail,....  Roses and the Old,....  Train,....  Norman's,....  Sinclair Gas Pump,....  Wicker Guest House,....  Ted Peter's Smoked Fish,....  Stone Mounain Grist Mill,....  Classic Milk Shake,....  Juke Box Song Selector,....  Thrasher Bros Warehouse,....  Wood & Swank Post Office,....  Restored Truck,....  Brown Barn Texaco,....  Weldy School,....  Broken Swing,....  Chicago Theatre,....  Bonnie Doon Ice Cream, S. Mich. St.,....  Armuchee House,....  The Corner Shelf,....  Loew's Jersey Theatre,....  Marathon Gas Pump,....  Calloway's Round Barn,....  River Street, Savannah, GA,....  Court House, Crown Point, IN,....  Pooles Mill Covered Bridge,....  Steak and Shake,....  The Peanut Shop,....  Hot Diggity Dogs,....  Wrigley Field,.... Piano Through a Window,.... The Coconut Tree,....  Barber Tonics,.... Pelican Diner,.... A & W Drive-in,.... The Lantern,.... The FOX Theatre, Atlanta,...  Tri-Way Outdoor Theatre,...  Rexall Drug Store,...  A Family Homestead,...  The Palace Theatre,...  Angel's Diner,...  Krispy Kreme, Gainsville, Florida,...  Bonnie Doon US31,...  Ross Diner,...  The Gag & Heave,... A&W Root Beer Barrel,...  Bonnie Doon, Lincolnway, Mishawaka, IN,...  Train Depot, Cartersville, GA,...  Dairy Queen,...  Firestone Store,...  The South Shore,...  The Gathering Place,...  4-Way Lunch,...  Mustard and Ketchup,... McDonald's,...  Lost Mountain Store,...   The Big Chicken,...  Euharlee, GA. Covered Bridge,...  Juliette, GA Church,...  Fried Green Tomatoes House,...  Whistle Stop Cafe,...   Whistle Stop Train Depot,...  Tilley Park,...   Jimmy's Hurricane,...   Barber Chair,...  Fire Truck,...   Rosies Diner,... Judge Roy Bean's  

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If you know anyone that wants to buy or sell their home in the Elkhart County,

or surrounding area, have them call me:

Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577,

Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart, Indiana,

or email larry@larry-johnston.com  

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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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GREAT job Larry Johnston I can almost taste the burger. I wonder if this is where they got the name Biff for the Back To The Future movies?

Dec 27, 2015 11:51 AM #1
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Larry Johnston great picture ..would like to see the smoke fish one

Happy Holidays

Dec 27, 2015 11:57 AM #2
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You have some wonderful memories so well captured in those paintings.

Dec 27, 2015 12:28 PM #3
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Thanks so much for sharing some of your paintings and the history behind them.

Dec 27, 2015 09:06 PM #4
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Good morning Larry. You know I love your work and this one is particularly appealing.

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You do an excellent job with your paintings. I know you had a wonderful career and many sales.

Dec 27, 2015 10:45 PM #6
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Larry Johnston I have never been to Biff Burger, but on my next excursion to St. Pete; I'll check it out! Happy New Year to you & Evelyn!

Dec 27, 2015 11:33 PM #7
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Larry having followed your History of Paintings series I think you have every drive-in burger joint in the country :) :) :)

Dec 28, 2015 06:01 AM #8
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That is an awesome painting, Larry. I think I must be starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to commenting on your art, but I really do love it. 

Dec 30, 2015 11:34 AM #9
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Larry, I like this pianting and another excellent job by you. 

 

Happy New Year to you folks. 

Dec 31, 2015 06:19 AM #10
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I think it was a motorcycle cruise in at Biff Burger when we went there the first time.  A fun place to go!

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