Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Try Our 12-Inch Italian

RUB, open midnight to 4 a.m.

A few short blocks from my house, this restaurant sign has been burned out for about 5 days now.

If I were the owner of this family restaurant, I know I'd be a little upset that my sign had burned out, in just the right way, casting a bright red "R UB" across one of the busiest main streets in our city. Combine that along with the summer-long construction going on right out front, and the owner is getting a lot of bumper-to-bumper traffic, with teenaged passengers wondering, "what's going on in there?" and mothers covering the innocent eyes of their pre-school-aged children. Perhaps the burned out & flickering letters were a ploy to draw attention to the restaurant. Jack Astor's seems to have success with the same tactic.

In a city sometimes referred to as the armpit of Ontario, you might expect to come across a place like this. In fact, there have been a few questionable places with less obvious names shut down by our dedicated local police force.

I hope they don't mistake this MR. SUB for an illegal bath house!


Blogger Rainypete said...

Hey don't laugh, I did! I got especially excited when they asked if I wanted sauce on my buns. They they took out some bread and I realized my mistake. The upshot is I had dinner taken care of!

12:50:00 PM

Blogger ms. creek said...

and were they looking at and keeping a watchful eye on each other's flies?

1:40:00 PM


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