Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Chicken versus Pizza
Today's photo is of my favorite tree in all of Pomona (at the corner of Mission and Towne), with a backdrop of Pomona's newest (that I know of) restaurant: Capitan Pollo. This restaurant takes the place of the chinese restaurant that was there before, called "Bamboo" something or other. I haven't tried the place yet, but I have been admiring their posters depicting chicken wrestlers and a chicken bicyclist.
As for other Pomona "restaurants," I only have a short story to add to the discussion about Angelo's Pizzeria. Over the Summer, I attended a Saturday Night Art Walk with a girl friend. We ended up parking on 2nd Street, on the east side of Garey, right across the street from Angelo's Pizzeria. As we were loading our kids into the car to go home at about 8:30 p.m., our attention was drawn to a group of 5 or 6 boisterous men emerging from Angelo's holding up one incredibly drunk woman. She could barely walk, and she had a good 20 years on the guys around her, so I hoped she was one of the surrounding men's mother. Following closely after this group, was a group of fewer men, but also escorting out a lone woman who could barely stand up (this woman was much younger than the first one). I can not remember the last time I saw someone as incredibly out-of-it as these two women. My friend and I got in the car, looked at each other and asked the same question at the same time: "Rohypnal?"
In the midst of getting our little ones in the car, we didn't see what cars these people got into, so it would have been futile to call the police. But the whole scene was disturbing. Even the kids thought something very weird was going on!
So I'm thinking that the next time I want pizza, I'll pick up some of the Capitan's chicken instead.
and p.s. Just to be clear: The Art Walk is a very family friendly event, the incident at Angelo's was NOT in any way related to the Art Walk.