|So much to look at. . .I'm on overload already!|
|entrance to the restaurant|
I couldn't resist getting a picture of the old-fashioned jukebox which sits just outside the restaurant. I don't remember seeing anything like it growing up; for once, I'm too young. But I love how the see-thru panel shows the vinyl and turntable inside.
The picture below is the front room of the restaurant. I don't think the lady was happy about her picture being taken, but I couldn't resist firing my camera. The floors were the first thing which caught my eye. . .reminds me of the Vermeer painting. When I was going through my pictures, I noticed the tables. I'm sure my grandpa's house in Hilo had a similar linoleum-topped table.
And yes, I do remember the jukebox in this room. Sadly, I'm THAT old!
|old-fashioned soda/ice cream parlor set-up. . .except for the microwave in the upper right-hand corner|
There was a story on the back of the menu, which I never got to read. I'm sure the founder of the restaurant is a dude named Larry who has a penchant for classic cars. The back room of the restaurant had an odd mix of displays. . .cars, John Wayne, and Happy Days. The bathroom was full of Betty Boop things. If I had my camera in the bathroom, I would've taken a pic of the Betty Boop toilet paper holder.
The Help ordered a burger, which is what one is SUPPOSED to order at The 50s. It was topped with two slices of pepperjack cheese and came with a small paper dish of what appeared to be some type of ketchup-mayo mix. He offered me a taste, but I declined. For whatever reason, I just didn't feel like eating a burger. The Help enjoyed the burger and said he'd like to return to try other things. . .special of the day was khal bi.
I ordered the fish & chips platter instead. The ono (wahoo) was sliced thin (the way I like it) and lightly battered. Although it was fried crispy, the whole dish (fish & fries) seemed oil-heavy, some of which I'm wearing on my face now.
Maybe this seems manini (minor), but I dig the checkered tissue paper used to line the plates.
The only thing missing was Fonzie!