I notice that when it comes to opening trendy new restaurants lately, you've got to be weird. Nobody opens a steakhouse anymore. Or a neighborhood pasta joint. It's got to be exotic, unusual, or just plain odd. You know, stuff like "Eritrean/Filipino Fusion Cuisine", "a Mexican Raw Food Experience", or "Tibetan-inspired Vegan Cuisine". It's enough to make a body yearn for a good Philly Cheesesteak on a fresh hoagie roll, or some purist Szechuan Spicy Tofu Stir Fry with String Beans.
In my neverending quest to keep Dr. Geek Omnimedia on a solid cash footing, I've decided to become a cutting edge restauranteur. My first restaurant will be called space. and feature what I like to call "Astronaut cuisine". What is Astronaut cuisine? Meticulously processed gourmet food that is inspired by the meals given to NASA astronauts in the 50's, 60's, and 70's. I figure we'll make a lot of use of freeze drying and vacuum packing ingredients. Heck, we might just zap some foods with lasers, if we really want to get all Buck Rogers with it. I can see it now: little irradiated, vacuum-sealed chicken cordon-bleu and white truffle risoto, re-heated at table-side using a laser controlled heat convection and live steam. People will line up around the block. And oh yes, high alcohol drinks with Tang in them. Gotta have those.
Now I just need to decide if the maitre'd will be dressed in a tux or a space suit. Hmmm.
on 2006-02-16 at 3:50 p.m.
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