Friday, February 01, 2019

Welcome To The Local Googie

Last week Ed and I had lunch at the Welcome Diner.  I read about it in the latest issue of the Tucson Guide and since we were on that side of town, thought we'd check it out.
The exterior of the building is designed in what's called Googie architecture.  A style of post-modern architecture - eventually becoming part of what we know as mid-century modern - it originated in Southern California in the 1940s through the 1960s.  This style was used on gas stations, coffee shops, motels.  Think space age, the future, The Jetsons.
I've seen many buildings using this style, especially old drive-in movie theaters and gas stations. I love the retro look of the interior.  The color of the upholstery, the slant of the roof.  
 These light fixtures.  They're beautiful.
The menu looked pretty delish, and several reviews mentioned the Three Sisters Burrito as a must have.  But we were there for lunch, so we ordered from the 11 AM hits section.

Ed had the Bumblebee (fried chicken, local honey, house mustard, and b&b pickles...$12) with a side of Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($4).
I was in a burger mood so I had the Frenchman (6 oz. Niman Ranch beef patty, bacon, tomato confit, caramelized onion, gruyere chese, aioli...$16) with a side of fries ($3.50).
The meal was good, but I very overpriced for what it was.  They didn't have Diet Coke for me so I ordered Ed's beverage of choice, Ice Tea.  Which was $3.50!  I rarely look at prices when I'm out at a restaurant, I order what I like, what I want, and I don't care what it costs, but $3.50 for iced tea??  C'mon.

Because the meal was just okay, and not great, and because it was a little pricey, I wouldn't go back.  But it was nice to see the place and I enjoyed the decor.  Like this bar setup.  

 And even the cash register area was pleasing.  I want those hanging lights! 

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One Of Many

2017: The First Mustachioed Man In My Life
2016: Cooking Is Love Made Visible
2015: Hawaiian Memorial
2014: We Do Not Remember Days, We Remember Moments
2013: Sharing The Long Haul Lifestyle
2012: Love, Peace, And Soooouuulll
2011: Taste The Fire
2010: Finally, A Shot At Playmate Of The Month! (Sorta)
2009: Remembering
2008: Eddie Gets His Eyes Checked Friday
2007: Shifting The Sun
2006: My Daddy Is Gone
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005!

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