I was just reading a blog from the States, and it was about a diner in Oregon that serves ridiculously large pancakes. The image in the post, reminded me of the many times that I have been to America and how I am usually disappointed with the food that I get served at restaurants over there. Of course there are some great restaurants in America, but the trouble is, there are so many more that aren’t. One gets the impression that some marketing genius has decided volume surpasses quality. It reminds me of that old joke from the rag trade, “never mind the quality feel the width”.
I took this picture of a meal that my wife and I ordered at a restaurant in Page Arizona, because it reminded me of a humorous little book called “Never eat anything bigger than your head”.
On a more serious note, we had ordered some margaritas and you can see the size of the drinks that we received and they were strong.
As in most small towns, Page has very poor public transport infrastructure, and it strikes me as irresponsible that such large drinks are served to people who have no other way of getting home other than their own transport. In my minds eye, I can imagine getting pulled over by the police, and being booked after a breath test and protesting that I’d only had one drink as I’m taken away!
As Ludwig Mies van der Rohe once said “less is more”.