Subjects — R
In the United States all business not transacted over the telephone is accomplished in conjunction with alcohol or food, often under conditions of advanced intoxication. This is a fact of the utmost importance for the visitor of limited funds … for it means that the most expensive restaurants are, with rare exceptions, the worst.
A restaurant is a fantasy — a kind of living fantasy in which diners are the most important members of the cast.
In a restaurant one is both observed and unobserved. Joy and sorrow can be displayed and observed “unwittingly,” the writer scowling naively and the diners wondering, What the hell is he doing?
It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant’s Barbecue at Eighteenth and Brooklyn in Kansas City.
She tried to found a salon, and only succeeded in opening a restaurant.