Tuesday, August 18, 2009

And now a Nutritional Interlude...

Oh dammit:

Penn Brewery has closed.

Jack Isherwood, managing principal of Birchmere Capital that owns the North Side business, confirmed in an e-mail that the restaurant "is closed indefinitely while future options are being evaluated," but he declined to elaborate.
Could this get any worse?

Oh double dammit!
Country singer Toby Keith is bringing his popular restaurant chain to SouthSide Works.

Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill is expected to open on the riverfront next to Hofbrauhaus in late 2010, the Soffer Organization announced today.
Surely it couldn't get any worse than this!

Oh crap:
The 15,000-square-foot restaurant will feature live music, HDTV monitors for watching sporting events and Southern-style cooking, including its signature fried bologna sandwich and deep-fried Twinkees.
Oh for fuck's sake! It's like we're trading in a hand crafted, fine mahogany chest for a vending machine sandwich from Wal*Mart.

Now where am I going to get my monthly strudel fix?



MH said...

I hate to find fault with your metaphor, but a mahogany chest and a sandwich are not exactly substitutes, regardless of quality.

mds said...

Mmm... mahogany.

And I actually thought you had milked the last drop of rabid bat milk from the article, but I followed the link anyway:

There also will be a guitar-shaped bar

There is no god.