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No Solitude Till January 2nd

Here we are, but instead of a Papaya Dog sign, there's burger signs everywhere. At least it's still here, in what appears to be an unchanged form. Let's take a closer look.

Inside it looks the same. Let's slowly move in closer.

Here's a familiar face, when asked if this was still a Papaya Dog, despite all the nasty burger signage, he just threw his hands up in the air. At least the familiar beer taps are still here.

There's the familiar Papaya dogs sizzling away.

Fuck it, there's a Papaya Dog on his shirt, I say it's still a Papaya Dog and my original Fortress of Solitude lives on!

Aaahh, home sweet home.

Gumby's all settled in, but there's a shitload of noise coming from the back.

It's filled with drunken idiots whom I assume are here for New Years Eve at Times Square. They're louder thand fuck and really obnoxious.

Fuck, this is a Fortress of Solitude people! I'm out of here! I can't wait till January 2nd!

At least on my way out I saw that the original Papaya sign is still hanging on, just like the Vanilla Fudge. I shall return.

Reader Comments (9)

Um, I guess being a Fortress of Solitude doesn't pay the rent, drunken frat boys and $5.99 hamburgers do. Oh well, at least they didn't close down. Best you can hope for is that it's just a holiday thing and the signs will come down in January.

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKen K. in NJ

@Ken K. in NJ: That's my hope! I'll check back in 2012!

December 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

That burger sign has been up for awhile -- I saw it 3 weeks ago -- and I'm assuming it's been up longer than that --- but, who cares ? .... they still have beer ! cheap cold beer !!!

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

@GENE: Agreed, hopefully the next time I go, it will be more solitude-like!

December 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

What kind of bullshit is a 6 oz burger. A real man never eats a burger thats less than 8 oz of meat.

December 31, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReggie Thistleton

@Reggie Thistleton: True! And that goes for a real woman too! I only ever get the hotdogs there.

December 31, 2011 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark

This makes me sad. Hopefully it's just a marketing ploy that goes away.

January 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBritta

@Britta: I hope so, I miss seeing the Papaya Dog sign!

January 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterMarty After Dark


January 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

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