The other day my friends and I went to get Chinese food at a little place I hadn’t been to before.
When I walked in, the radio was playing Cyndi Lauper and I was like “This is so 80s.”
It makes me think of 80s/90s fast food restaurants, especially the older styled Taco Bells, Arby’s, and McDonalds. Not a lot of those exist back home, since they’ve torn them down and redesigned them to be more modern.
Which is a shame, really. There used to be a McDonalds with a really cool old muscle car in the center of it. An actual Corvette I think, from the 50s. There was movie memorabilia from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and other big franchises; bubble lights, neon colors, and a huge mural with tons of pop culture things from the 80s. Probably would be popular now, what with the resurgence of Star Wars madness.
Anyway, I had to take some pics, just because. The quality’s kind of weird since I took them with my phone. I would have taken more, but the lighting wasn’t the greatest either, and it’s hard to capture in a picture the feel of the place in every little detail.
Service was practically immediate. Huge, steaming platter-fulls of rice, chicken, and vegetables. Fried eggrolls and crab rangoon.
With most Chinese food restaurants, you get a ton of food for a good price. My friends and I each got different dishes and shared bits. It was really nice.
I can totally see Sips and the Garbage Court visiting here. It’s really easy to imagine, them sitting in this tiny little place.
Edit: now included in a future fic.