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February 20, 2010 3:55 PM   Subscribe

Feel like having some Uncanny X-Pasta (PDF) or an Incredible Hulk Burger for dinner tonight? Sadly, you'll have to time-travel back to 1998 to visit Marvel Mania, the short-lived Marvel Comics theme restaurant (PDFs) that briefly graced Universal Studios.
posted by Horace Rumpole (14 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
The amazing variety of that kids menu really does justice to the whole experience.
posted by mikelieman at 4:41 PM on February 20, 2010


Going to Universal Studios right after this closed was a huge disappointment to my middle school self.

I think any right-thinking person can admit "Fin Fang Fettucine" is genius.
Additional items any relaunch menu should have:

Devil Double Chocolate Cake and Moon-Pie

Batroc the Leek and Mushroom Quiche
posted by Muttoneer at 4:42 PM on February 20, 2010


Who Watches The Waffles?
posted by The Whelk at 5:21 PM on February 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


It makes me sad that I can't indocrinate my child by taking them there.
posted by Artw at 5:23 PM on February 20, 2010


Your only choice is to turn your entire house into Marvel Mania. I believe you in, Artw, do not let me down.
posted by The Whelk at 5:25 PM on February 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


Logan's Forest-Grab bag cheese steak and Beer.

Namor's Sushi.

Bucky's Exploding Sandwich.

I could enjoy such things.
posted by vrakatar at 5:53 PM on February 20, 2010


I ate there and recall it being not very good. The food was reminiscent of Planet Hollywood type fare and I don't recall the wait staff wearing superhero costumes at all. It was pretty underwhelming.
posted by cazoo at 6:13 PM on February 20, 2010


God I am such a dork. I looked at the kid's menu and thought, "Wait, Black Knight was in the Avengers?" and immediately had to check Wikipedia.

*sigh*
posted by BitterOldPunk at 6:30 PM on February 20, 2010


Haha, I was once the only girl at a middle school birthday party at Marvel Mania. I had no idea it was only around for a year and a half or so; in fact, I thought it was still open. Guess that tells you how often I go to Citywalk.

Wow, my social circle really hasn't changed in demographics at ALL since I was 13.
posted by crinklebat at 6:32 PM on February 20, 2010


Your only choice is to turn your entire house into Marvel Mania. I believe you in, Artw, do not let me down.

Hmm. Could work. The menu might be a bit ecclectic though - she knows who Spiderman is, but she's convinced that he eats the crooks that he eats just like flies.

Nothing much will shift her really:

"No, no, he puts them in jail!"

"Yes, he puts them in jail! And then he eats them!"

Possibly they would be in nugget format, to simulate the cocconing process.
posted by Artw at 8:11 PM on February 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


God I am such a dork. I looked at the kid's menu and thought, "Wait, Black Knight was in the Avengers?" and immediately had to check Wikipedia.

*sigh*


It could be worse. You could be like me and just know that Black Night was part of the Avengers.
posted by Muttoneer at 8:27 PM on February 20, 2010


If I had been 7 years old in 1998 I would have repeatedly pestered my parents to take me there, and I'd probably have ordered Wolverine's Grilled Cheese Sandwich because A. I always ordered grilled cheese sandwiches and B. hello, it's WOLVERINE.
posted by Spatch at 10:44 PM on February 20, 2010


Booster Gold totally had this idea first.
posted by Zed at 3:05 AM on February 21, 2010 [1 favorite]


The best part of Kingdom Come was the end scene with Superman, Clark Kent, and Wonder Woman all meeting up at the theme restaurant. There were a lot of great little jokes studding the background. I really wished that restaurant actually existed; a Marvel version is even better.
posted by painquale at 8:36 AM on February 21, 2010


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