out to lunch...
I wiped the drool from my mouth and explained I was meeting someone.
"Would you like to look for them?" she continued, politely handing me a tissue.
Are you kidding me? I will be looking in every nook and cranny of this place lady!
"Uh, yes. Thanks." was all I could mutter as I turned my head to look inside first. Look what I saw.
The tables and chairs were great but I couldn't keep my eyes off that ceiling. More chandeliers. These were holding on to an equally fanfreakintabulous ceiling. That's not wallpaper, it's actual dropped fretwork. That's all I have to say about that.
"Do you see them in there?" said the now interrupting voice.
"Uh, no. Thanks." more drool.
"They might be outside on the patio" she said.
"Outside? Patio?....uhhhhhh okay." I couldn't wait.
Follow me outside. Walk past the bar, which I can only tell you was equally juicy with well appointed details, but there was an odd couple sitting at the bar and I didn't want to stop and take photos, let's just leave it at that. Walk through the blue trimmed glass doors and past these perfectly painted iron chairs.
We won't be sitting in those. Nor will we be sitting in those white fretwork chairs nestled up to the two-sided fireplace. The fireplace wasn't lit because it was a glorious 75 degrees outside people. More gloriousness! Imagine how cozy it would be in the evening though. Romance lives! Wait, is someone calling my name?
Bittersweet. I found my parents waiting for me in a booth. Bitter, because I had to stop wandering, sweet because my parents are the best companions and LUNCH was about to begin. We will be sitting in this cushioned booth. Here, scooch in next to me. I'll take the green pillow and you can have the blue.
"Would you like something to drink" or some other polite mumbo-jumbo was uttered. I wasn't listening because she was setting these glutenated rolls down. Willpower is my middle name. I must keep repeating........"these will make me feel very sick, these will make me feel very sick".
I'll be back with more of this tour tomorrow, because there was an actual meal to be had at this palace of dandy design and delishisness. Oh yes, there was lunch and maybe a dessert. Did I mention the bathrooms.............