We were downtown this weekend and happened to notice the long queue for Richard Walkers Pancake Whatever. I share the Chowhound distaste for the place- but that's not what this is about.
This is about long waits for food. I simply won't do it. My time on this planet is way too valuable to spend it sitting in line for just about anything. Certainly not Richard Walkers, Perrys, Hash House, 222 or any other place like it. I won't wait on (in) line for any of my favorite places, with the notable exception of Super Sergios, and my limit is when the cars edge out over the sidewalk onto Convoy. But that's a traffic safety issue. And they have two drive-up windows, doubling it's classy factor. Sorry, digressing.
I just can't understand the willingness to gather, like a flock of sheep, waiting for the farmer to fill my trough. And I'm now passing up a great change to riff on grass fed vs corn, but I'm holding my satirical fire.
It spurred the discussion between Ms Name and I:
For what would I be willing to wait? Would I queue up to eat at French Laundry? Il Bulli? Gotta say- I'm not so sure.
So, my question:
Do you wait (on) in line for meals? How long? If there is a bar, does that help? What if the bar is crowded, and one had to wait (on) in line to get a cocktail? What if you have a reservation- do you still wait?
4125 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111