Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dinner in the diner, nothin' could be finer~


While in KC, we wanted to be sure to take Nova to Fritz's Railroad Resaurant. We had heard great things and it sounded like fun for all.

A train runs around a track above the tables and delivers your order. Too cool. It drops your tray as it goes on by, and your food comes down on a hydraulic system.
The original restaurant was started by Fritz and Virginia Kropf in 1954. Fritz invented the food delivery system in his basement, mainly because of the shortage of help at the time.

Call in your order... a waitress will bring your drinks.

Wooo-Wooo~ there goes an order!




This is our food comin' down! It was less than 5 minutes, unbelievable!

Paper engineer hats were given out. I couldn't get Nova to wear his fabric hat for his birthday party, but he wouldn't take this paper one off! Kids?!


I think that's one customer who will be back!




He would not let go of that hat for anything. It's not like he thought the wind would blow it off, we had parked in a garage. I know he was tired, but he looked so uncomfortable holding it... forEVER....

Here's a little video to see the train in motion! (You may want to scroll all the way down and pause the background music.)

16 comments:

Lee Laurie said...

OMGosh! I've never seen or heard of that before! My little boy would love it! Nova is so cute holding on to his little hat!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I watched the video. How unbelievably cool!

paintergal said...

How fun is that!

Berlin Deluxxe said...

How fun! This is too neat, I'm glad to know you guys enjoyed yourselves. Your son and his paper hat are way cute :)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

That has got to be one of the COOLEST restaurant ideas I've EVER seen!!!!!!!! How fun!

Justine :o )

Lallee said...

That is just too neat!!! My boys would have had such fun there when they were little. Maybe they still would. LOL We went to a bar-b-cue restaurant in the Keys that had the train running around the top, but no food delivery like this. Nova is too cute with the hat.

TattingChic said...

What a cute diner!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a fun outing!! Nova will always remember this day!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

CherryRed said...

Super cute!
If you ever come down to Ft. Smith, you'll have to eat in the Nickel & Dime Diner. It's in an old railroad car.

Jaede said...

This is the best Diner ever !

Val said...

What a neat idea. I've never heard of anything like that. And how funny about his loving this hat so much (vs. the one at his party). :)

Ruby said...

Now that looks like fun and what a cutie Nova is!

Ang said...

HOW FUN!!! Our train diner is nothing as fun as this place looks though... check it out: http://www.allaboarddiner.com/

The Vintage Housewife... said...

what a sweet lil'guy...how darn adorable...and what a treat to see such a amazing place...cat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a darling place! Perfect for Nova! I'm so glad you took great pictures and posted them for us to enjoy!

Katherine

Rue said...

I wanna go! I'd even wear that hat LOL

I hope Melly is better soon.