The shopping mall is dead. General Growth Properties, one of the biggest and most powerful mall-owners, has filed for bankruptcy.
It's been a long time since I've strolled past a Wet Seal or Sharper Image, but there's one thing I'll definitely miss: the food court and all of the utterly bad-for-you but viciously tempting goodies peddled within.
I'm curious: What food court foods do you consider to be the most classic examples? I can immediately recall Sbarro, Hot Dog On a Stick, Panda Express, Orange Julius, Cinnabon, Mrs. Field's and Auntie Anne's Pretzels (or some other pretzel joint). What else can you think of?
And of all these places, which nibbles did you love the most?
a frothy Orange Julius in a styrofoam cup
a gooey Cinnabon with that slimy cinnamon goo and runny icing
a burns-your-tongue hot Hot Dog On A Stick (eg a corndog) with accompanying pulpy lemonade