Friday, October 28, 2011

Cleaning out the Grieve menu drawer

There is a drawer in our apartment full of menus. Hundreds. It's absurd, because we always end up ordering from Odessa.

So I cleaned out the drawer because: a) it wouldn't close and b) we're going to rent it out. The space will fit a small futon and maybe something else pliable from IKEA. No Pets. No brokers please. $1,350 a month. Perfect for students on a budget, models from Europe and people who like sleeping in drawers. Must like menus.

As for the menus... nothing too old... but it is a snapshot of how quickly some places come and go...




18 comments:

Jen said...

My God. I think I wept a little when I saw Bamboo House. You are missed!

Anonymous said...

Oh! I miss the pizza shop! Well, my kid does more than me. But that was a good slice! What ever happened to them? Weren't they gonna open something else?

esquared said...

kurve had take-out?

octavia's porch having had take-out must have been their idea of farm to table

i miss burritoville, all that all you can eat chips and salsa, and all the different type of sauces. and no security guards! chipotle pales in comparison (the one on 14th st. near irving place has a security guard and still don't know why they are almost always packed and have a line). to each his own, i suppose. i digress.

#shutupesquared

Anonymous said...

I too grieve for the loss of Burritoville. :*-(

blue glass said...

lucky dog on first ave (10-11) was pretty swell, blue plate specials and bad staff.
they were special, mostly comfortable, pretty good food, and mostly not expensive except for a few "gourmet" items.

Marty Wombacher said...

Where's your IHOP menu?

EV Grieve said...

@Marty

Ha! I actually have one!

glamma said...

"must like menus." LOL!

Makeout Mike said...

Holy shit what a fantastic idea. I know what I'm doing this weekend!

Melanie said...

Memorabilia!! OMG.

Anonymous said...

I went all digital (menupages) a while ago but seeing all the menus harkens back to a simpler time. When places listed their phone no. with no area code. That is seriously old-school.

T.E.V.B. said...

Burritoville dine-in free chips and salsa!

Anonymous said...

damn even in this "digital age" i think that coast to coast the majority have a "menu drawer"...i think i have two...not a city person but they seem to come and go everywhere...

rr

VH McKenzie said...

we have a thick purple binder full of take-out menus, with a special front pocket full of the usual suspects -- oh, we hearken back to the days before online menus and sigh.

Anonymous said...

I prefer to think of it as douching out the old menu drawer. I mean douche or douchebag has become such a favorite catch-all term to describe a myriad of societal ills, and also since actual vaginal douching has gone the way of the dodo it would be a shame if the word douche were to complete lose its original meaning.

Terrible comment, I know. sorry.

Anonymous said...

Bamboo House! I got the neon sign from it when it closed - they were cleaning out the wreckage and I asked if I could have it. I couldn't believe it when they said yes! The transformer weighs, like, 50 tons and the cord is about 2 inches long, but I heart it. My neighbors might feel a bit differently though.....;D

EV Grieve said...

@ anon 8:03

Dang! Nicely done. Your neighbors certainly understand.

Shawn Chittle said...

I laughed out loud when I read

"...because we always end up ordering from Odessa."

Could not agree more!