I'm afraid this year's Dine O' Round has come and gone, but you, my friends, can help me celebrate it all year long. You see, I'm a finalist in a photography competition held by Downtown SLC to win one gift card from each of the fifty-five restaurants that participated. That means if I won I'd have a happy tummy for a full year! Please go like my picture and comment on it HERE. And as a token of my love and affection, I present to you a list of 10 memorable television and movie restaurants and what their fictional Dine O' Round menus would be.
LES DEUX MOULINS - AMELIE. There are two reasons to come to this cafe. Number one: it's in Paris so the food is most likely delicious. Number two: to observe the amusing behavior between the regulars and the employees. Food and ambience make for a winning combination, and depending on who you get to serve you, (and whether or not they have such a crush on you that they melt into a puddle before they can help you...) you'll be satisfied. DINE O' ROUND MENU: Artichoke appetizer, Poulet aux gratin for the main course and creme brulee with strawberries for dessert.
CHEZ QUIS - FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. This French restaurant is right in the heart of Chicago and one of the finest eatery options in the city. It is the top dining choice for Businessmen and sausage kings of Chicago alike! The only downside is you may have to deal with a snooty Maitre D'. DINE O' ROUND MENU: Pancreas with a side of sausage.
I weep for the future.
JACKRABBIT SLIM - PULP FICTION. Who doesn't like a good 50's themed diner? Especially one where you have the chance to practice all your killer dance moves! Some have described it as "a wax museum with a pulse," but pay no attention to comments like that! The Buddy Holly waiters that sound like Steve Buscemi make everything worth it. DINE O' ROUND MENU: Nothin simpler than a burger & shake!
GUSTEAU'S - RATATOUILLE. The food here is FABULOUS. It just might be better not to know exactly who it is that's preparing it. The restaurant's storied history though is enough to intrigue critics and food aficionados alike. Also again, we happen to be in Paris...so that's a bonus. DINE O ROUND MENU: Ratatouille of course with a side of Remy's special soup.
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The Uprising (Anna's bakery in Stranger Than Fiction,) Bo Ling Chop Suey Palace (A Christmas Story,) Arnolds (Happy Days) The Max (Saved by the Bell) Uncle Moe's Family Feed Bag (The Simpsons)
Did I miss anything? Let me know in the comments, and don't forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE!!!