OPEN YOUR EYES AND BEHOLD THE CLASS SYSTEM!
Yes my dears, it is true. Miss Vero has a tear in her eye as she reports to you the closing of The Patio Restaurant. Now many people have made snide remarks on the TCPalm website about the roaches and rats and the food being bad, but these are the exact people that Miss Vero would tell to go and forget themselves and Miss Vero does not exactly mean "forget". Hunn-ney if you ever actually saw where your food comes from and the goings on in the restaurant biz, well let's just say you would never eat again. It seems that one individual gets it and that is Miss Donna from the Idea Garden. Miss Vero Has met Miss Donna (although Miss Donna will not remember Miss Vero) and applauds her for being concise in her assessment of the current situation. http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2008/apr/30/vero-beach-landmark-patio-restaurant-closed/?feedback=1#comment
Miss Vero noticed a line at the opening of the Olive Garden on Monday night and was suspended in disbelief for a moment, because children, Miss Vero has never actually ventured into an Olive Garden and wondered what all the fuss is about. Ironically Miss Vero did have the pleasure of visiting the Patio on Tuesday night, the last night opened and was happy to have a cocktail (or two) brought by the wonderful Miss Debbie. Miss Vero adores Miss Debbie (although Miss Debbie will not remember Miss Vero) and wishes her nothing but fabulous Mojo. And yes, Miss Vero has had the pleasure of Mr. Tom Beaver's acquaintance (although Mr. Beaver will not remember Miss Vero). While we found Mr. Beaver to be quite pleasant we do not know enough about his situation to make any comment, so for now children we will hold our tongue.
OK KIDS LET'S LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE SHALL WE?
OR BETTER YET...VERO ECONOMICS 101
Let's begin with the story of a lovely Italian restaurant by the name of Guytano's. A beautiful an profitable place with an open kitchen, scrumptious fare and a great location on US 1. This place was humming. For those of you that don't know it occupied the spot where the Barkley lion logo interior design store currently resides. Well, when the new Indian River Mall opened, Guytano's quickly thought that this would be the place to be, as did many high end shops. The likes of Bailey, Banks and Biddle (now gone) and others quickly filled what was touted as a high end shopping mall. One must have seen the writing on the wall when Talbot's provided the only exterior door to shield it's clientele from the mall masses. Oh Yes! Miss Vero can tell you of a cocktail party she attended and in conversation with a resident of the beach side (a beachie) was told "I'm disappointed that Guytano's moved, we dined there frequently, but now that they're in the mall, well, we would never eat in a mall would we?" Guytano's went out of business, people lost jobs and that was that.
The moral of the story kids, is there are beach restaurants and then there's the Carraba, Outback, Olive Garden fare for those that serve the beachies. And if you don't believe there are two Vero's just as there are two America's, answer me this -
Why is it called Martin Luther King Blvd. on the west side of US 1 and called 45th street on the east side? Perhaps Mr. Lemmon could use this as one of his droppings or would we be getting too close (EEE GAWD) to the truth of this town.
SHOW MISS VERO SOME GOOD LUVIN....
Don't make a lady wait!