The Food Network taped an episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives at Munch’s Restaurant over a long weekend in 2011, and every time it’s re-broadcast a fresh wave of customers arrives, hungry, at the southeast St. Pete landmark.
There was a moment, in the final month of 1966, when it looked as if the written in St. Pete, recorded in Tampa record “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” would reach No. 1 on the national pop charts. The Royal Guardsmen, a teen band from Ocala, might become the next Beatles – or, at the very least, the next Paul Revere and the Raiders.
Instead, “I’m a Believer” by the Monkees went to the top, leaving “Snoopy vs. the Red Baron” to lodge at a still-pretty-great No. 2, where it would remain for an incredible four weeks.