Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I was sitting at one of my fav restaurants, minding my own business, reading a lovely book, finishing up a chapter before leaving. I had already finished eating a better than expected Louie salad. It was delicious...the shrimp and crab were tasty, the lettuce crisp. I was engaged in what I was reading, but out of the corner of my eye, something moves on the seat next to me. Yep, from the photo above, you guessed correct...a cockroach. I watched it for just a moment, hoping it would scurry into some crevice, but instead it sauntered up the seat, closer to my face. Of course I moved away. It still would not crawl into a crevice. No, it continued it journey towards me with its antennea moving frantically. I quickly stood up, grabbed my bill, book, purse then paid and left. Feeling like the creepy crawlies.
So, my question to you is this: would you go back?
Things to considering:
-I've eaten there for 5 years and never saw a cockroach. Actually now that I think of it, I don't recall even seeing a fly.
-It's a clean establishment. By my standards at least. Which I'm not anal about but I'm not big fan of greasy spoons.
-The restaurant/building has been there forever, at least since the 60s, maybe even the 50s. That's a guess tho based on the other establishments around it.
-It wasn't a very big cockroach. Not like the photo, which is from the zoo in an enclosed display.
-I live in a big city, the most populated city in the Bay Area. But it's not like SF or NYC where you kind of expect to see them. Do big cities just equal cockroaches?
So, if you wouldn't go back, would you consider getting take out?
Or is the ick factor too much?
Or the vision of those damn antennea looking like they were zeroing in on me?
Aren't they suppose to hide in the cracks where we don't see them and can pretend that they don't exist???
And local friends? Sorry, but I won't tell you which restaurant this was. Mostly because if I take you here if i decide to go back, i'd fear that all you'd think about is cockroaches...what was that crunch in your salad? A candied pecan or ??? -edit-ok i lied. I told local friends who've asked. Cuz I don't want them to eat any "candied pecans" when they don't have to.