The Rev. George Steven Barnes III, wearing the hat, orders chicken sandwiches in January 2002 from Gregory Bowers at the Sno-Peak, an all night drive-up that has been in business on 22nd Street S and Fairfield Avenue since 1953. The Manhattan Casino, where renowned African-American entertainers performed for 40 years, is just across the street from the Sno-Peak. Barnes says he remembers clearly meeting Sarah Vaughan at the casino when he was 9 years old. She said to me, Little boy, help me with this suitcase. Barnes grew up in Harlem and Jordan Park and says he saw Little Richard at both places. The Sno-Peak has been in the Bowers family since it opened. It is still open six nights a week --- 6 p.m. to 7 a.m., with Monday nights off. It used to be famous for its ice cream, but now its known for its fried chicken, including gizzards.
[Times photo: Jamie Frances]