September 29, 2006

The restaurant where I had a very late lunch alone...

... looks so lonely in the photographs.

Old Fashioned restaurant

Old Fashioned restaurant

Old Fashioned restaurant

ADDED: That ketchup and mustard, it's ironic, right? No one actually needs to squirt such mass quantities of ketchup and -- especially -- mustard on their food. Paired up like that, those two bottles symbolize the couples that should be sitting at the tables but are not. The designer of this retro restaurant -- he is taunting me!

16 comments:

Ron said...

These photos are the storyboards for half the Nora Ephron movies ever made!

john(lesser) said...

Not lonely, Peaceful!

Anonymous said...

Are those clouds in your coffee?

Maxine Weiss said...

If I were a single diner, dining alone, and Bill Clinton approached me.....

...I would not turn him down.

Peace, Maxine

chuck b. said...

You can it's fall just by light on the ketchup and mustard bottles.

chuck b. said...

Ah, you're reading Sam Kashner. My father was just telling me about that book!

I'm reading Liz Renay.

You and my father seem more intelligent than I do.

Ann Althouse said...

Chuck: I blogged about that book a long time ago, but then I never finished it. Decided to pick it up again.

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David said...

Reading Kashner, like the 60's does not improve with age!

In any case, you chose a good period piece restaurant to relive the age of Aquarias, formica, metaphysics, and the Zodiac.

Those that were cool aren't while those who weren't cool are!

Brent said...

Love the color scheme . . .

Is it still called a "color scheme" . . .?

Brent said...

Bill Clinton walked into the restaurant. Nodding at the regulars, he walked to the coat rack in the back. He noticed a new girl at the booth by the window. "Hmmm. . ." he thought. "Which approach, which appro . . . 'the Humble'", he decided.

"Excuse me, Miss, but my name is Bill Clinton, and I was wondering if you might not want some short company for dinner, seeing as noone really likes to eat alone in the fall here."

"My name's Maxine. Sit down"

"Thank you. Are those clouds in your coffee?"

vbspurs said...

What is it about cups of hot liquid in eateries that just makes them so photogenic?

Take my café con leche at Cuban-American mecca, Versailles.

Maybe because a cup of coffee is a promise of warm goodness to come.

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

"Excuse me, Miss, but my name is Bill Clinton, and I was wondering if you might not want some short company for dinner, seeing as noone really likes to eat alone in the fall here."

"My name's Maxine. Sit down"

"Thank you. Are those clouds in your coffee?"


"Why Mr. Clinton, you're so vain. You probably think this cup is about you, dontcha?"

(laughs, trillingly)

"You have spunk. I like spunk."

(shifts in his seat)

The Potomac glistens its devilish green and greys in the overcast afternoon of a Washington DC day.

Suddenly, a roar erupts behind Maxine and Mr. Clinton.

Maxine Weiss said...

"Suddenly a roar erupts behind Maxine and Mr. Clinton"....


a) Hillary sweeps in...
b) The earth moved...
c) An apocolyptic fantasy....

Peace, Maxine

Roshan said...

The first thing I noticed in the photo was that I had seen that candle holder before... that was in a Redondo Beach bar a long time back. I found it interesting enough to take a picture .

MadisonMan said...

I love the Old Fashioned. But I never knew what color it was inside 'til now, 'cause I've only been there after dark.