Monday, April 14, 2008

And Louies Lunch

Louie's Lunch So Friday night I tried to go to the Risley Dining Hogwarts event, but unfortunately the event was so popular that the line went all the way to the Theatre to get in. I didn't have time since I had to attend an event later that evening. Instead I went to Louie's and decided to get my "standard sandwich" from them - 1/2 a Tuna Sub, a bag of dipsy doodles and a soda. Well they had everything but the Dipsy Doodles (or Fritos would have been fine) - instead they had sun chips which are, as Val put it, like asking for Chocolate and getting Carob :) The cool thing was that it was only about a buck more than I remember way back in the late 70's early 80's. The reason I remember is that I would typically eat truck food when I was up late at night playing poker. So if my "chips" crept down to the $5 mark I knew it was time to cash out because I needed enough left to buy the above meal. The same thing costs about $6 now - not bad for 25 years later. Louie's did have a couple new things, though their menu was pretty much the same - including the good old Bo-Burger and others that have probably been around since the 60's. The new things I noticed were: they now had a huge bevy of energy drinks (no surprise) and they sold single condoms for ($1.75). I'm guessing there are some Friday/Saturday nights when they might do brisk business in both those items. :) All in all I enjoyed my visit back to Cornell. It was nice to see the alma mater plugging along, and I was pleasantly surprised at how well they've kept up with the times. Their new entrepreneur program and the new master's in Real Estate program are quite impressive. Apparently the West Campus houses are for upper class only now, and are organized by interest much the same as the original Risley experiment that has survived lo these many years. Almost makes me want to go back :)

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