Tuesday, February 19, 2008

wait, what?

So. I was puzzling over the "Bankets" menu on the Brussels site, and what do my little blue eyes spy? Tumbleweed Restaurant is the "US Chi-Chis brand"?

Apparently they are only in Ohio and Kentucky, with smattering of T-weeds in Indiana and Wisconsin as well.

More on this shocking discovery as it develops. And by "develops" I mean my husband and I spend the next 30 minutes on IM frantically joke-planning a roadtrip to Zanesville.

Thursday, February 14, 2008



- Commenter Peg gives us a photo album of Wisconsin-Mexican Destruction (Wisconsin 1, Chi-Chi's 0).

- Emailer and former CC busboy Greg reports on his Wikipedia entry and the heartstring-tugging rumors that somewhere, a Chi-Chi's is still operational - Belgium (?) and Luxembourg (???????) Greg. Don't toy with my emotions like that, Greg.

Speaking of emotional:

Declaration of Salsafication which, at one point, appeared on the back of the menu: [3]

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to
solemnly declare the right to be free and salsafied, absolved from all
connection to the shackles of the bored, the ordinary and the bland.

We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all Chi-Chi's are
created to salsafy our lives through good food, festive drink,
and the pursuit of some serious fun.

Further it is the right of the people to abolish routine. As a free
and salsafied people. You have the full power to come together,
to eat, to drink, to be loud, to relax, to goof off, to pause.

On support of this declaration, we pledge to you these
articles of salsafication for as long as the sun does rise.
For life always needs a little salsa.™