Met old schoolmate, workmate, Welland mate Wayne “Soupy” Campbell at the iconic King Street landmark, The Rex, Sunday afternoon.
We settled on The Rex’s signature thin-crust pizza, wings and draft beer. Soupy ordered the pizza his way – with the works! The server brought it piping hot – and loaded. That’s why it’s called the works. Rex pizza is a Welland tradition, a bona fide taste of Welland!
The Rex is rich in nostalgia and mementoes. This t-shirt was just overhead, behind our table. The family-owned Rex goes back to 1915, a long time to be in business. Can you imagine the conversations that took place through two World Wars, the Great Depression, countless World Series games, Stanley Cup championships, Super Bowls, friends’ nights out, and so much more?
Neat movie promo! Can’t say I recall this Rex though.
Love this sign.There’s that root word – Rex – again! And the T-rex image is kinda cool.
Sports team pennants are part of the décor. Had to capture the Jays pennant but hey, how did that Leafs flag get in here???
Chances are you sat at this table one time or another. Remember?
Belly up to the bar where you’re made to feel welcome.
My pal Soupy putting the bite on a slice. Hey, that’s what we came for. Well, gotta go, mine’s getting cold! It was a great rendezvous at The Rex: good company, good chatter and of course good eats. We’ll be back. Somehow, you always go back! (Photos by Joe Barkovich)