You're starting a restaurant. What's it called? What's the cuisine? What music am I hearing?
So it mightn't be the ideal time to start a restaurant, but in expectation of the day when we won't think twice about such a question -
Personally, I’m of the leaning that there’s no such thing as a pointless argument - the argument is the point. It was in this spirit that I and another Aussie bloke found ourselves this week arguing pointlessly about what our respective restaurants would look like.
He went for something quite high-brow and Jamaican, with a fantastic (I didn’t admit this) burger menu, called OddJob. I retorted with a cocktail dress option across the road, 'Death of the Highwayman' – a name senselessly coined from two classic English poems, The Death of the Hired Hand, and The Highwayman. It then degenerated into pure troll, because I told him I’d serve up endangered species.
However, it was fun. Which is exactly why I’m here, putting it to you - if you're starting up a restaurant, 1) what's it called? 2) what’s on the menu? 3) what’s the vibe - what's playing in the background?
Go on, it’s better to be weird than boring.