‘Happy Days’ Icon Henry Winkler Can’t Enough of These Southern Staples

by Joe Rutland

There are some food elements people from the South know about. It’s special when someone else finds out, like Happy Days star Henry Winkler.

Yes, Winkler shared with the world his discoveries via Twitter on Saturday.

Why don’t we just see what he found out in the world of food?


Outsiders, some of us might see this and think, “Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all rolled into this.”

Winkler found himself some Southern down-home cooking in Hollywood.

We hope that the man known as The Fonz worldwide enjoyed that food.

What, though, were fans saying in the comments?

Actress Marlee Matlin writes to this Happy Days icon, “Send chicken my way, pronto!”

Another fan shares a picture and these words: “I love me some shrimp and grits! There is a restaurant in San Francisco called Brenda’s French Soul and this is their version of it. Comes with a spicy tomato gravy that is out of this world and the grits are cheeeeeesy”.

This fan of the Happy Days star writes, “I make some delicious shrimp n grits.”

And this fan puts a fitting wrap on this Southern cooking thread: “Ooooooh!!! Grits and shrimp!! Been seeing this place and wanting to try!! Thanks for the reminder!!”

‘Happy Days’ Star’s Iconic Jacket Sold For This Much At Auction

How many times have you seen Arthur Fonzarelli appear on your TV screens on Happy Days with his leather jacket?

If you are like me then that would be many times.

Well, this was a brown-washed jacket with a stretchy cloth pattern on both the sleeve and waist. It made this jacket look well-worn.

Fonzie and the jacket were inseparaable.

Winkler set up an auction at Bonhams with a lot of props and memorabilia from his acting career.

According to TMZ, one of the items was the complete Fonzie costume from Happy Days. This included the brown leather jacket, two different white shirts, jeans, and even a pair of biker boots that were worn for five years. All of that sold for a total of $75,312. It’s certainly a lot more than the average person would spend on an outfit.

The biggest item at the auction was a vintage 1949 Triumph Trophy 500 motorcycle. It was the one Fonzie actually rode around on in Happy Days. Unsurprisingly, it sold for $231,562. Other items also included overalls, an army shirt, and even some cowboy boots.

Luckily, it was all going to a good cause too. Winkler is donating part of the proceeds are being donated to This Is About Humanity, which is a charity run by Zoe Winkler. It helps to raise funds to assist families that have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.