August 06, 2012
The ambiance, however, is vintage Shakeys. Be advised that this place has American sized drinks. I ordered my first coke since arriving and, being used to the Japanese sizes I ordered a large..I received a bladder burster that would have given Mayor Bloomberg a conniption.
I'd seen Shakeys for the first time in 20 years or more when my friend BOB! took me to Japan in 2007. I never found it on subsequent trips and had assumed it had faded into oblivion here too. Today...I wasn't actually looking for it, I was just doing some shopping, as it poured down rain all day.
My ankle is much better and I'm taking it easy and studying Japanese the rest of the evening, as it is still rainy. It's supposed to clear up tomorrow and if my ankle has continued to improve I'll go much farther afield.
Posted by: Ben at Mon Aug 6 10:32:03 2012 (/Mdmg)
Posted by: Wonderduck at Mon Aug 6 20:30:58 2012 (DuJ3r)
It's strange how some American franchise brands which have died here seem to find new life in Japan. In the US, A&W is nearly dead, but I've heard that they're all over the place in Okinawa.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Tue Aug 7 05:00:04 2012 (+rSRq)
It's strange how some American franchise brands which have died here seem to find new life in Japan.
Like "Spinal Tap", heh heh heh....
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Aug 8 15:31:28 2012 (+rSRq)
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