Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fresh Googled Directions in a Light Street Dressing

Met the parents for lunch at a restaurant up in Ormond Beach this past Sunday. Looking up the address on trusty Google Maps revealed this image on "Street View." The skateboarder made it across the street by the time we got there and wasn't able to serve as a landmark. Remember MapQuest? They were once the go-to source, now I don't even THINK of them anymore for directions.

Previously in Google Street Views
The Building Remains The Same
San Francisco Thong Shot

My meal was pretty fine. I had a marinated, center cut pork chop over garlic mashed potatoes, served with an Autumn inspired Granny Smith apple chutney and french green beans. In another restaurant, that would be called a pork chop, mashed potatoes and green beans with a side of applesauce. The writers of this particular menu really favored the term "oak-grilled." We had one of those super-attentive waiters (who went in-depth about the oak wood under the grill) who make you feel like reducing the tip because they're trying so hard. Like, "Damn, dude, were you hovering around the corner with a fresh drink watching for me to swallow the last of this glass? You're scaring me. Can we eat?" I suppose I shouldn't complain about excellent customer service, dying art that it is.

Previously in Copywriting for Food
Fancy St. Louis Lunch vs. Georgia Black Church Supper

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  • JP -- I love reading your blog, but please get rid of the "An evolving blog about stuff that's good..." message that gets tagged to the bottom of every post in your RSS feed -- after reading that little bit of text just about every day it gets a bit repetitive!

    By Blogger Chris, at March 26, 2008 at 11:01 PM  

  • Chris:

    I don't take requests.

    I'm kidding. It's gone. Thanks for the tip.

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at March 27, 2008 at 8:43 AM  

  • Thanks JP--I agree with Chris, your hilarious blog is even better without that teflon brand decription.

    Speaking of menu mishaps, once visited a restaurant in Beijing promising "homely dishes" including "smashed potato", "grilled lamp leg" and "sliced children with mushroom". By the kitchen, a stern sign warned "No spitting everywhere."

    By Blogger Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising, at March 27, 2008 at 12:00 PM  

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