Saturday, March 07, 2009

There Goes the Neighborhood

A cafe with an "English Only" policy is the kind of thing you might expect to find opening up in some former bastion of the Confederacy, or maybe Maricopa County, AZ. So we were a little surprised to get this flier for a new ALL IN ENGLISH!!! joint a block and a half from Burro Hall. We're extremely ambivalent about this - on the one hand, it's definitely a Warning Sign of the Apocalypse; on the other, it's actually not a bad-looking cafe, and the young Canadian woman who runs it seems very nice, and insists that it's aimed not at gringos, but at Mexicans who want to practice English. Given the many other obstacles to success - Independencia is the street where bars and cafes come to die, and to get into this one, you need to walk part way into a different floundering cafe - we're not sure that the English Only policy is the thing that's going to do it in, but it still seems weirdly unenforceable to us.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the food "English" or Mexican?
I'm still looking for a place that I can eat in if we come down there again.

M

Burro Hall said...

What, too much delicious steak and home-cooking last time? But yes - Toad in the Hole, Spotted Dick, Scotch eggs...all your English favorites.

mexfiles.net said...

"English" and "food" are two words that should never be used in the same sentence.

Anonymous said...

YUMMMMMM!


M