January 14, 2008
There is a new 'fast food' restaurant in town called Vapiano's. After several visits I still can't decide whether or not I like it. You must stand in line with a tray and order your pasta, pizza or salad then get your drink(s) - while you present the plastic card at each post and they electronically charge your purchase on it. On your way out the card is read and you pay for your food.
It is a fresh, nice looking place - they have good food and wonderful wines, but it is difficult to have a conversation when someone must stay at the table saving the seat while the other goes to pick up food. So it is a mixed blessing. I do enjoy the fresh pots of rosemary and basil they have on the tables along with oils and vinegar.