For Father's Day, my husband's dad surprised us with dinner at this joint not too far from our house. He loves the 50s movies, cars and music, and knows that I love everything retro, and he thought we'd love it. He was right! It was kitsch overload and 1950s Americana retro heaven!
The menu is huge, and I was delighted to find a delicious avocado sandwich on rye amongst all the burgers, hot dogs and fries. If my readers from other countries have ever wondered why Americans can get so fat, just look at the next two photos.
Our food, Grandpa and Daddy-O and two hungry and over-stimulated kids.
The whole place was jam-packed with repro tin signs, old toys, movie posters, etc.
Even an old Chevy coming right through the wall. I tried to do one of those "look, I'm holding up something really heavy" shots with Miss June...these are really hard to do with wiggly kids.
A couple of my favorites: Elvis, of course...
and my perennial favorite, Marilyn...
This one is especially for Keith of The Dino Lounge:
And for all of you retro-renovators wondering what to do with those unsightly vertical blinds, here's an idea:
Just spray-paint giant portraits of your favorite stars of yester-year! Just kidding - that's a bit too kitschy, even for me!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day and a great weekend!
6 months ago