August 6, 2005

Eat.

On Madison's East Side.

Madison's East Side.

Madison's East Side.

Madison's East Side.

Madison's East Side.

17 comments:

Dean said...

And perchance do you have a favorite?

Ann Althouse said...

I love the way all of them look as storefronts, but I've never eaten at any of them!

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peter hoh said...

It looks as if the extra sign at Jolly Bob's used to have superfluous apostrophes -- Saturday's and Sunday's. Fortunately, someone from the Apostrophe Defense Squad came by and rectified the situation.

vbspurs said...

Ooh, Laotian.

I just came from having sushi on SoBe, and I would much rather have had Laotian, TBH -- although I cannot forebear but to point at the Kerry/Edwards poster they have hanging in the window.

(Hey, it's Madison and Kerry/Edwards chotchkes are less a visiting card, than a mating call)

The rasta-resto looks particularly atmospheric.

More?

Cheers,
Victoria

Jack said...

How can you resist at least trying out a place called "Jolly Bob's"...

Ann Althouse said...

Peter: Great attention to detail.

Victoria: I took the picture because of the Kerry sign. It's one thing to keep a bumper sticker on, quite another to block the view out of your front window all this time.

Menlo Bob said...

My guess is that the Laotian restaurant is separate from the Kerry/Edwards/flag upstairs apartment. Back in the day college students seemed to use large flags as all purpose decoration. Here the flag is window treatment rather than political statement. This seems to contrast with the Southeast Asian restaurant aesthetic.

Ann Althouse said...

Menlo Bob: I'm sure the flag is a political statement. I'm going to do a new post about flags in windows so keep looking.

Menlo Bob said...

I do recall the days when flags were used to convey all sorts of messages; Those that hung from the stern of my ship in the Navy had a different meaning than those hung by my college roomates--I refer to the late 60s early 70s. In any event, I was only speculating about the apartment dweller being separate from the owner of the restaurant, and that eating Laotion food here needn't carry political baggage.

Ann Althouse said...

The upstairs apartment is probably a student apartment.

APF said...

The Laotian place is pretty good! When I lived in the area my GF and I ate there so often we ultimately got sick of it. I always wanted to try Jamerica but never did for some reason. Jolly Bob's is meh; there are better places to eat in the area IMO.

Matt Brown said...

Jolly Bob's looks as if it might serve Jamaican/caribbean food.

lizC said...

Both Jolly Bob's and Jamerica are very good. I wasn't real impressed with Lao Laan Xang, but maybe it was an off day for them.

Hammer said...

Jolly Bob's is excellent. Sadly, the rum drinks are so potent that I remember nothing more than the excellent fresh bread. Rum, bread, whirl. But a good whirl.

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