Florida Food Families Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Andrew Thomas Huse; University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program; University of South Florida. Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2008-11-12

Publication Date

Winter 1-25-2010

Abstract

This is an oral history interview with June Bartke and Barbara Bartke, sisters from a prominent family of restaurateurs. Originally from New York, the sisters moved to Florida with their mother and stepfather in the late 1940s. Their family owned several restaurants in Tampa Bay, including the Careless Navigator, the Causeway Inn, the Rocky Point Dinner Theater, and the Red Cavalier. One of their more celebrated establishments was Bartke's Restaurant at Tampa International Airport, which opened in 1952 when the terminal was remodeled. In this interview, the Bartke sisters discuss their family's restaurants and other business ventures, their childhoods in a restaurant-owning family, and some of the memorable events that took place at their restaurants.

Keywords

Restaurants, Florida, Hillsborough County, Family-owned business enterprises, restauranteurs

Description

1 sound file (97 mins.) : Digital, MP3 file; 1 transcript (PDF) 70 pp.

Subject: topical

Restaurants; Florida; Hillsborough County; Family-owned business enterprises; Restauranteurs

Subject: geographic

Florida

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral Histories

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Florida Food Families Oral History Project

Identifier

T30-00017

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