The Case of the Mistaken Hungry Man Dinner

James from work always has the best stories. Here is one from last week that I just love. He was calling up this new restaurant that shows movies and AND serves food and beer while the movie is playing. Movie + food + beer. Great concept, right?


James: Hello, what kind of cuisine do you serve there?

Movie/Food Worker: Excuse me? What do you mean?

James: You know, like American cuisine, or…

Movie/Food Worker: (very indignant!) Sir! We don’t serve cuisine here. ALL our food is made from scratch.


My favorite part of the story is imagining this kid going back to his coworkers and making fun of James. “DUDES! This dude just called us and wanted to know what kind of cuisine we have here! Can you fucking BELIEVE that? What an idiot!”

This article has 15 comments

  1. joansy

    That is hilarious.

    I want one of those places here, dammit.

  2. diana

    i wonder what the kid thought he meant. too funny.

    hey, was that place over in aurora? the tavern? it’s right down the street from me. we checked it out a couple of weeks ago.

    they’ve fixed it up nicely and i like the concept of food being served. unfortunately, the food wasn’t that great. but it might have been just what we ordered.

  3. Christina

    I weep for our future.

    They just opened a Movie Tavern in our city. I hope they hired smarter kids at ours.

  4. Sizzle

    a) we need one of those places here.

    b) that’s hilarious.

  5. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Diana, I do think it was in Aurora! There is another place down south too that he has been to.

  6. aimee / greeblemonkey

    And P.S. I think he was thinking James was asking about Lean Cuisines maybe? Sad sad sad.

  7. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Ha! Shows just how clueless *I* am!

  8. James

    There are actually two in Aurora.

    Cinema Grill, lame


    Movie Tavern, better booze and better screens.

    This story was Movie Tavern, or what we in the biz call Mo-Ta.

    I saw Fantastic Four there, so I’m not sure if the food was great or not.

    With Alba on the silver even a TV dinner would be as if it were Duck A-La Orange.

  9. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Mo-Ta. It’s almost as good and Chi-Boo.

  10. soccer mom in denial

    Cuisine? Cuisine? I’m with Diana, what did the kid think he was saying?

    And Ms. Monkey – to answer your earlier question I live in Boston. Not all lobbyist reside in DC.

  11. monstergirlee

    Thats hilarious. (shakes head in disbelief) Kids these days!
    (I assume it was probably a 17 yr old kid or the like).

  12. Anonymous

    What a nutty story! LOL!

  13. Alpha DogMa

    Do Americans not tip anymore? Because the promise of a tip is usually enough to keep snarky waiters in check.

  14. Builder Mama

    Holy crap. That is hysterical. And scary.

    We used to have a place like that down at the beach – it closed years ago, but I saw Basic Instinct there. Nothing like seeing Sharon Stone’s hoo hoo while you’re eating a cheeseburger. Blech. The beer definitely was a huge plus, though!

  15. aimee / greeblemonkey

    “Nothing like seeing Sharon Stone’s hoo hoo while you’re eating a cheeseburger.”

    Now THAT is funny.

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