Thursday, December 29, 2005

Same Great Menu (Since 1988)

The first page of the menu at the Palo Alto Creamery, at the crossing of Emerson and Hamilton Streets:
Welcome to the Palo Alto Creamery! In 1923 the Peninsula Dairy opened this place, and through the years it has managed to survive. Although the faces of our servers have changed, the original concept remains the same: Great Food... Great Shakes... Reasonable Prices. We know you all miss the grumpy old waitresses who used to bicker all day long. Somehow we just know this place never would have made it without them.

There are a few things we would like to set the record straight on. Please don't ask how old the girls are, you know the ones, because we don't know. And about those 15c shakes: Get real! Chances are we don't remember "way back when" you first started coming here, but we're glad to see some things never change.

The bathrooms are now downstairs and no, we don't have a pay phone, never mind a FAX. About the music, well, the records are so old they play at different volumes, sometimes loud, sometimes not so loud. Oh well, as they say at the counter, that's life. Maybe we don't do everything the way you like, but we'll do our best. If that's not good enough make us an offer we can't refuse!

We love to see all of you, but you could come in a little more often.

P.S. If you're not from Palo Alto this probably won't make any sense.
I had a massive brunch (three scrambled eggs with diced ham, bacon and sausages, home fries and buttered rye, washed down with coffee) here today. Yum yum.


DD said...

hardcore. i am jealous.

i did not eat anything other than bread, eggs, milk and mayo for the last two weeks.

expiring_frog said...

Chuk chuk. Snigger snigger.