Walter Mencken 11 a.m., Nov. 27
“Feed them and they will continue to shop” is, I imagine, the idea behind the Ikea restaurant.
Last Sunday, when my mom suggested we get a bite to eat, I parked the shopping cart and ordered the meatball plate. It came with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
Mom ordered a plate of lox, and those two dishes, along with a bowl of fruit, two waters, and an apple juice cost $15.47.
All this for $15.47.
The meatballs were all right to look at (and even smell), but a closer examination raised suspicions about quality. The flavor was decent, but the texture was too uniform for my liking.
(Yes, I do eat hot dogs, and yes, they are as uniform as you can get. But that’s to be expected with a hot dog.)
With bits of cranberry sauce to distract my tongue, I did eat most of the balls and all of the potatoes. Mom cleaned her plate, and together we finished off the fruit, which was juicy and sweet.