Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Creative Re-Use in A-B-Q

Mikaela says:
If you ever need a good argument against form and function being inseparable, here it is:

This is an actual, operating restaurant on Central Ave., good ole Rte. 66. Gotta love it.


Blogger Arvin Hill said...


And cuts an impressive figure on the skyline, too.

Reminds me of the first place I ever ate Chinese food - a defunct "Zider Zee" restaurant shaped like a windmill and painted bright orange by the first Chinese restaurateur in East Dallas. It was the biggest eyesore in the history of Buckner Boulevard. Quite an achievement given the local aesthetic. It was called SAM'S.

The hot mustard was like spraying pepper mace on my tonsils. My eyes would water and involuntarily close for twenty seconds, my head falling back like a whiplash victim. Despite the temporary blindness, it was the best damn Chinese food I would ever have.

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