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#189375 02/18/10 05:41 PM
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I wonder if our American Landscape of shopping malls and amusement parks would change a bit if they started referring to the food courts as "Grub Street"? It would fit Disneyworld's Frontier Land.

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'Grubs up' is a common call down these parts when the foods ready.

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I wonder if our American Landscape of shopping malls and amusement parks would change a bit if they started referring to the food courts as "Grub Street"? Nah, prolly just get noisier and visually uglier. Judging by the food courts I've been in here, I am convinced that they are deliberately designed so that customers don't want to stay very long: with not-too-comfortable chairs and apparently no noise-absorption materials at all.

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Originally Posted By: Jackie
Nah, prolly just get noisier and visually uglier.


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We have a bar(tavern,pub): Grub and Suds: not much better than
any food court.


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Gee, it sound rather chique, "food court". Never heard it before and I understand it just means the opposite.

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One mall here has a food court on a top floor of the mall.
It is circular and has a dozen or more shops selling their
"wares", all varieties of fast food from national or local
chains. The chairs and tables are in the middle of the circle.
My last (believe me: LAST) visit there, I watched a particular
buss person cleaning tables and chairs over a 15 minute period
never once rinsing nor exchanging the towel/rag being used.
Talk about Grubby- pun intended.


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Originally Posted By: BranShea
Gee, it sound rather chique, "food court". Never heard it before and I understand it just means the opposite.


The basic design feature of a food court is that the mall provides a common seating area that is convenient to a large number of fast food restaurant counters at the periphery. It's not that chic, but the one at my local mall is not particularly unpleasant either. One of the big appeals of a food court is that members of a party may each get food from a separate vendor and yet everyone can still sit together at one table.

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"food court"

I ate in a "food court" in 1980 in Penang (formerly Georgetown), Malaysia. It was a common seating area with a ring of small, good food booths surrounding it, and the came to the customers and competing in getting your custom. I have also seen food courts here in the States that did not consist of (inter)national chains, but small one-off, locally-owned restaurants.


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>it just means the opposite.

the opposite of what?
-joe (continuing an interminable theme) friday

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