Aw shucks! We didn’t get back there quick enough to try their sandwiches. I just can’t eat that fast. The food was so good, the prices, good, the atmosphere, really good!
I think this closing goes back to my long understanding that people like to hide behind something while they are eating -maybe it’s in our genes-and the lights should be low so everything and everybody looks their best even if they had a bad night’s sleep-sheer vanity.
Lou’s was maybe too open and fresh and clean and exposing for all but the exhibitionists amongst us. I don’t really know if any of this is still true, but it used to be true in some places. Copper Bleu in Apple Valley and maybe even Monte’s in Fairbault, I think had similar problems.
I for one, loved that modern open, airy feeling. Basically, I am a shy, older person, and not as fresh looking as I was in my youth, I tend to keep a low profile, but when I go out, and put on a little color and freshen up my hairdo and don my best clothes, I like to be in a cheery place, able to check out what others are wearing and doing a little bit, and letting them see what it looks like to be me. I love to try and look at the plates of food as they go flying by being delivered to booths and tables beyond. Hmm, that looks good, wonder what it is?
That’s the fun of it, isnt’ it? So, I’ll take a reality check, and, uh, hold the harsh judgements, please. Thank you.