Posted by Tim on September 23, 2003
In Reply to: About hamburger posted by R. Berg on September 06, 2003
Just a couple point on Louie's. First, there are options for toppings at Louie's - there is cheese, onion and tomato - and you can get any combination of the 3. However all burgers are served on white toast. Next, the reason for no ketchup is that they want you to taste the true flavor of the burger and don't want any condiment over-powering the hand-made burgers. Moreover - you can get burgers cooked to order - they are all served medium-rare unless asked otherwise. So there are some options - they're just limited.
: : Louie's Lunch in Newhaven has 1 speciality, the hamburger. Plain and simple. A sign on the wall says 'take it my way or no way at all.' Another has a picture of crossed out ketuchup bottle with the words 'Don't even ask.' But none of this seems to matter here. people have been crowding into this spot for 100 years.
: : 1.Could you explain 'take it my way or no way at all.' and 'Don't even ask.'?
: : 2.Why 'this' usually matters? Why 'this' don't matter here?
: : 3.How is ketchuo "crossed out"?
: : Thanks in advance!
: 1. "Take it my way . . ." is a warning to customers: Hamburgers are served in the style the chef has chosen. If you want your hamburger with onions, for example, you won't get it at Louie's. "Don't even ask" for ketchup. Louie won't let you have ketchup.
: 2. "This" refers to the previous statements in the text about Louie's. Those statements describe a place where customers have no choices. Louie has made all the decisions for them. Many people don't like to eat at a place like that.
: 3. A picture of a ketchup bottle with a thick line or an X drawn across it. It means "No ketchup."