Sep 12, 2010

Carmen's Restaurant

Carmen's Family Restaurant
Broad Street - Hazleton, PA
This was my first real job.  I was a busboy at Carmen's when I was 15 years old.  The food was incredible and my co-workers were all pretty awesome.  I enjoyed working there, especially on Friday nights during the seafood buffet in the back dining room.

Carmen's closed a few years ago and re-opened a few different times under different names and new ownership.  These days, it's called the Crystal Barbecue.  I stopped in to see the place during Funfest.  They took out a few rows of booths and the front counter with the register and the revolving pie rack, but it appears that the back wall of the front dining room looks the same.