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The Rolly Place - Qualified Perceptions
The Rolly Place
As is traditional for nearly all lunches without shumashi (and about half of the lunches with her), mjperson and I went to the Rolly Place for lunch. The thing about the Rolly Place is, all the benches have rolly feet, and the tables are very very small, so the seating configuration is very adjustable. (They're a club, in the evenings). Probably because of that, their check-generating software doesn't use table numbers the way most places do, but instead has a string that they type in. We've been seated at DARKCORNER or MIDDLE2 or PINKWALL (PINKWALL is when we first noticed this custom, on a day that both Mike and I were wearing pink. But I think he was the Pinkwall, because he was seated against the wall, and had the Very Pink Sweater on).

Anyway, every so often I remember to look at the string, because it's amusing. Today, Mike was paying, and he sent the bill back with his credit card. I said "oh, I forgot to look at where we were." Mike noted "We'll know that we've really arrived when it doesn't have a location, it just says 'those guys'".

Then, the bill came back, and our location was "Regulars".


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From: csbermack Date: July 25th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it actually "the rolly place", or is this a place with a real name such that I could find it and maybe eat there?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 25th, 2008 06:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's actually called Middlesex Lounge, on Mass Ave. It's run by the same people as Miracle of Science, so their wireless network is called "miraclesex", which amuses me.
mijven From: mijven Date: July 26th, 2008 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
So what type of food does this most-excellent-nicknaming (by themselves and you folk) place serve?
firstfrost From: firstfrost Date: July 26th, 2008 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Soups, salads, and grilled sandwiches.

Hmm, let me see if I can remember everything. Chicken noodle soup, Rhode Island clam chowder, corn bisque, tomato soup. Asian chicken salad, salad with chicken and stilton, I have forgotten the other salads. Turkey and bacon club, roast beef, Reuben, brie + apple, and pork taco. And chocolate chip cookies.
mjperson From: mjperson Date: July 26th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
You forgot the cheddar cheese and tomato sandwich. And the hamburger. No one ever remembers the hamburger.

Edited at 2008-07-26 03:09 pm (UTC)
ringrose From: ringrose Date: July 25th, 2008 07:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I once achieved that status at Mary Chung's. For years, my Friday night gaming run had gathered there for dinner and then went to my place to game. It tended to vary between four and "many".

One day when my brother was visiting we were looking for someplace for dinner and went to Mary's. There was a line, but Mary saw me, waved, and seated us immediately. My brother's comment was on the order of "I see you come here often."

I expect I'll make more chances to go there soon, since our office is moving closer.
twe From: twe Date: July 26th, 2008 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
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