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The Making of a Restaurant

Thursday, December 19, 2002

We must take great care in selection our name. Defective Yeti has an amusing post about a poorly named place: "One of my favorite lunchtime eateries is a nearby deli called Honeyhole Sandwiches. They have great food, but I think we'll all agree that 'Honeyhole' is the dirtiest sounding name of all time. I'm even embarrassed to tell my coworkers I'm going there. 'Hey boss, I'll be in the Honeyhole for an hour ...'"
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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Two great restaurant links on Boing Boing today:

The Los Angeles Public Library has a fantastic collection of restaurant menus, going back 100 years and more. Here's one for the Clipper Restaurant, circa 1871-1884. Pig's feet in batter, 20 cents! Here's another from 1899 for the St. Helena Sanitarium. "Articles prepared to order" include gluten wafers, kumyss and oatmeal gruel. And check out the fresh salads a Chicagoan could find at a Walgreens in 1950. And, oh, to have been around for Colosimo's in 1927: A full Italian dinner for $1.50, plus, at midnight, eight beautiful dancing girls (dances arranged by Lester Montgomery).

Also, more tips on tips, complete with a hot computer-generated waitress, though this is probably using the same study we blogged earlier. In short: Waiters who don't squat get squat.
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