Went to Jack Astor's near Sq One today after almost a year...last time being with Sim during the wedding....And boyoboyoboy has it changed! :O
I was so shocked I blurted out to the greeter that the new decor looks so (f*&%ing implied) CIVILIZED!
The place used to be very quirky,loud,fun,young- the kind of restaurant where the servers(and a lot of them very regular looking, not even with nearly perfect bods) swayed around sporting Winnie-da-Pooh T shirts with inscriptions like 'I'm so cute'!
Now its virtually indistinguishable from East-Side/AliceFazoolee type places. *moan*.
Yes they still have the brown paper over the table with crayons for you to doodle with, but the number of crayons have decreased(I got no yellow or orange ones :P)!
The 50s posters, the Campbell soup cans+beer bottle displays all gone. Servers are walking around wearing formal black shirts smiling (roll eyes) politely. The Menu has a big Asian section that's just so out of place. In fact the change is best described by the new large blackboard hanging from the ceiling that says 'Like the new decor? Our decorator now has a new cellmate' with a picture of Martha Stewart ! The place has gone *gag* ordinary.
What is up with this McDonaldization of the restaurant world- erase uniqueness, increase conformity.
The garlic breads are still good though :D mmmmmmm buttery. The Elvis shrine remains intact as well.