Sunday, March 15, 2015

Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus part 2

Recently my sister had her home coming, welcome home Lynne!  We would have loved to be  home, but it was too far to go.  One place that makes me feel at home that is only 20 min away is an American themed restaurant called Baby Back, their specialty is ribs.  It's a fun place that really makes me feel that I am in America, well except the drinks.  That brings me to the second part in our Americans are from Mars, Europeans are from Venus blog series.  I'll save the alcohol culture for another blog post, for this blog I wanted to focus on non-alcoholic drinks at restaurant.

This might look very normal at first glance, but there are three key differences from what you would find in a US restaurant.

1. They do not serve tap water for free in Europe.  At Baby Back and almost every place they make you pay for bottled water.  We chose the milk shake and a Fanta which was on sale.
2. The drink sizes are crazy small.  This is a .25 liter Fanta.  It was on sale for 1 euro, normally 1.70.  What ever happened to super size me and free refills?!
3. Milk shakes are not made with milk.  :(  They are made with juice and ice cream.  They are still good, but a bit on the runny side.

 This is a picture of the inside of Baby Back, they have tons of random stuff on the walls.  Movie posters, toys, and just random stuff.  This is a large power ranger on the ceiling.  I also saw a jersey and a picture of Terrel Owens on the other side of the restaurant. 

 I got a cheese burger.  It was great, except that they put salsa on instead of ketchup! Next time I'll read the fine print.  Maris got the catfish and didn't like it.  We usually order from the coupon section and so sometimes we have bad orders.  But we are slowly finding out what we like and don't like!

Our baby didn't touch her pasta but she loved the play room! The best I've seen in a restaurant in Estonia. 

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