ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Never a cover charge ---

The other day we were caught taking cover from a hard afternoon downpour in Denver at Steuben's, drinking doctored hot chocolate, trying to warm up. The hostess was sweet - she let me abscond with a menu. It's a replica of an illustration created for the original restaurant - couldn't fit the entire image on my scanner. Steuben's was a famous Boston restaurant, nightclub, and hotspot in the 1940's. Located on Boylston Street, The Vienna Room, The Cave, and The Blue Room were each part of Steuben's, which hosted big bands, jazz bands, swing bands, and The Rat Pack. In its prime, Steuben's was the center of the Boston dining and nightlife scene.