Take Me to Sanborns: Swiss Enchiladas and Race in Mexico City.
One afternoon early in their stay, [Jack] Johnson and Etta – who was white – walked into the famous Sanborns cafe in Mexico City's historic center for lunch. But before they could even place their order, owner Walter Sanborn refused to serve Johnson on racial lines. Johnson went and found a few of the generals he had met and told them what happened. They returned to Sanborns together and all sat down at the counter. They ordered ice cream. Everybody was served except for Johnson.
posted by Rustic Etruscan
on Jun 23, 2014 -
The bloggers at The St. Louis Slinger Tour
have completed their comprehensive 16 month review of the Slingers
available at 58 different St. Louis area restaurants. Follow them chronologically or check out Tim and Tony's Top 10 for later enjoyment (consensus favorite: The Sidebar
). Also available for your convenience is a list of the worst Slingers in St. Louis (e.g. Uncle Bill's
), to be avoided or ordered out of morbid curiosity. [more inside]
posted by jedicus
on Jul 24, 2013 -
: whether it's Wendy's, Applebee's, the local diner, a fancy restaurant, the cafeteria, or Guantanamo Bay, it's what you eat
. Serving over 400,000 businesses
, the "Wal-Mart of Food Service"
has all the bases covered, from "Unique 3-D technology gives you the look and texture of a solid muscle chicken breast, at a fraction of the cost"
to more gourmet offerings
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim
on Jul 30, 2008 -
With the relentless march of the franchises on one hand, and the onslaught of health-conciousness and fad food on the other, that venerable culinary institution, the neighborhood greasy spoon, is becoming an endangered species. Well, fear not, Roadfood.com
web resource for those of us who like our food drippin' with grease, smothered with chili and served in an unpretentious enviornment. two of
my local faves are there, along with mouthwatering pictures
of their specialties. I'm sure your local house of grease is featured as well.[warning:
will induce major muchies.]
posted by jonmc
on Feb 14, 2002 -
Zippy's Pal Bites The Dust
Anyone who reads Bill Griffith's Zippy the Pinhead
comic strip will instantly recognize the Doggie Diner statue, which was toppled over by high winds on Sunday. Many SF folks love the statue as a kitsch cult icon even without the Zippy association, but I only knew of it through the strip.
posted by briank
on Apr 2, 2001 -