It’s Hard To Have DeathbedFood Experiences When Baby Jayden’s Being Changed in the Restaurant Lobby
Lilly’s in Venice.
This past Sunday, we were trying to have a lovely brunch at Lilly’s in Venice when, suddenly, we were overwhelmed by a screeching baby. While we saw the mother take the baby outside, we still decided that it may be more peaceful to go somewhere else. As we were leaving the restaurant, we noticed the mother in the restaurant’s lobby on a side bench with the baby … changing its diaper in plain view. Is it now acceptable to change diapers in restaurant waiting areas?
With incidents like this, perhaps it’s not surprising that others are writing pieces like this hysterical blog post for the LA Weekly by Jessica Ritz (aka @TasterTotsLA) — a list of the Top 10 Most Kid-Unfriendly Restaurants in LA. While our experience wasn’t very funny, her take on these restaurants is. Here they are – with a summary of her funniest quips:
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Father’s Office (Courtesy: LA Weekly)
8. Gjelina – Very funny as she points out: “When a strict ‘changes and modifications politely declined’ policy means pizza pomodoro is coming with that chili come hell or high water, this might plan not work out so well. If they won’t honor Posh’s special request, then they certainly won’t do it for little Jack or Zoe.”
Gjelina (Courtesy: LA Weekly)
3. Son of a Gun
2. Daikokuya – Jessica sums it up simply as, “Patience-busting waits, crowded narrow room, huge bowls of steaming ramen. Awesome? Um, no. Sounds like a one-way ticket to Whinersville.”
And, finally, the #1 spot goes to …
1. Jose Andres‘ The Bazaar. By far her funniest assessment: “Stay away from the liquid nitrogen canister.” “Save some foie gras cotton candy for your little sister.” “Stop blowing the foam off of my cocktail.” “What do you mean you’re still hungry after the jamón ibérico and cheese air bread sandwich?” If this sounds like fun dinner conversation, then an all-ages meal at The Bazaar is just for you.
The Bazaar (Courtesy: LA Weekly)
The other funny article I saw on a related topic (“Baby Barflies”) was by Risa Chubinsky for the NY Times who complains that she refuses to share her bar space with infants.
Courtesy: New York Times.
As she says, “If I am out drinking and sobbing about a bad breakup, I don’t want my cries to compete with those of an infant sitting next to me. If I go to the bathroom to correct my wayward mascara at the end of a long weekend night, I don’t want to watch a baby being wiped down on the soggy sink counter.”
So, what do you guys think? Is this funny, yet potentially constructive criticism? Or is it just plain ol’ out of line? Please weigh in!