The mall food thread reminded me of what I miss most from shopping as a child – visiting the tea-room with my mother at the big department store. It seemed so elegant when I was five – white table clothes, heavy (cheap) silver, silver domes for the entrees.
I always ordered the Welsh Rarebit Burger – it seemed so grown-up to me. Upon close analysis of my memories, I believe it was, in fact, a giant burger doused with a neon-orange cheese sauce that also covered the rest of the plate. At least it came with a dome…Ah, the 70’s in the Midwest. I don’t really remember much else…but I’m guessing they also served a lot of chef salads. Did anyone else lunch with Mom?