Back on January, 20, 2011 I came across this moose statue inside Krazy Moose Subs, Wasilla, Alaska. Seems fitting to go along with my previous moose in Rocky Mountain National Park.
When I was meditating this morning I remembered going on a first date with a girl in high school. We went to a nice restaurant — it had tablecloths and silverware — I don’t currently remember the name of, and sat across from each other at a small, round table.
After a very short while a young boy came up to us and asked, “Are you on a first date?”
My date and I looked at him and said, “Yes, we are.” I started to look around to see where the boy came from, but I couldn’t figure that out.
“It’s okay if you sit closer to each other,” he said.
“Really,” we replied, looking at each other and smiling with surprise.
So I got up and moved my chair around the table until my date and I sat next to each other. “Is that good,” I asked.
“Much better,” he said. “This way you can hold hands.” And then he left.
The sign pretty much says it all: Cheap beer, lousy food. This sign is from a restaurant in Seward, Alaska.
When I watch the Hart of Dixie and see the bar/restaurant named “Rammer Jammer,” I keep wondering if the name really has something to do with Alabama. Sure enough, the University of Alabama has something called the “Rammer Jammer Cheer” as their school fight song. Per this article it has lyrics that go like this:
Denver Broncos’ linebacker Von Miller helps out at a restaurant that’s been across the street from Texas A&M forever. (Image from this Twitter page.)
Ah, the Chicken Oil Company ... once I discovered it when I went to school at Texas A&M, I ate quite a few Deathburgers. I’m glad to see that they’re still in business. (Image from this link.)
Here’s a good list of well-known and under-the-radar restaurants in Boulder, Colorado.
And if you don’t know Boulder, here’s one quote from the article: “Boulder is one of America’s ‘Foodiest’ towns with a roster of hot eateries. A February New York Times feature noted that ‘among foodies, it is also known as the place where new companies are challenging the old guard in the food business.’”
Louisville, Colorado’s Blue Parrot property has been purchased by investors based in Superior. Here’s the story on DailyCamera.com, a source of news for Boulder and Broomfield counties here in Colorado.
The Flying Squirrel Bakery/Cafe in Talkeetna, Alaska opened right before I moved away from Talkeetna. I have no idea what they serve these days, but I used to go there for a cup of coffee while I was writing, and then they started serving some excellent pizza.
It’s one of the rare restaurants that isn’t in the downtown Talkeetna area. If you’re leaving town, it’s a few miles down the road on your left hand side.
The Denali Brewing Company in Talkeetna, Alaska had one of the original large outdoor patio/deck dining areas. This is an old photo, probably from 2007 to 2010, and I think their patio seating area is larger than this now.