Why can't we get a vintage trolley like the ones in Memphis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDGdTuNnlo
Does anyone remember the days of "smoking or non-smoking"? Sometimes, I wish restaurants offered the option "kids or no kids." If smoking can be banned in restaurants, why can't unruly kids? Screaming noise is not unlike cigarette smoke - both pervade the air with unpleasantness for those who do not find them enjoyable. Restaurants are not playpens, playgrounds, Romper Room or your living room. What strikes me is how comfortable or oblivious families seem to be at a restaurant table that looks like a small bomb went off. Baby or kiddie paraphernalia everywhere, never mind the mess. Perhaps this has become the norm, but I don't think it was always so. My husband and I (non-breeders) always ask to be seated away from tables with kids or, if we don't like the spectacle from outside, we'll walk or drive away (eh, too many kids!). The debate will surely continue (like pets vs. screaming babies on airplanes.)
The margherita is excellent. One thing that is not "vera" about the pizza, however, is its size. The pies are large, almost as large as an entire NY-style pizza pie. This inevitably makes it popular with families who need to feed multiple mouths inexpensively (even on a weeknight it was a zoo.) Dine late if you wish to avoid the clamor and BYOB.
Actually, there has been a Chick-fil-A in the Northeast for more than 10 years, located in Paramus Park Mall, Bergen County, NJ. It may even date back to the mall's opening in 1974.
@MalcolmXmas: Maybe you should go, then you should talk and let us know what you think.
Fat Matt's Rib Shack.
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