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[May/June 1986] There Will Be Shrimp… and Cake

Friday May 2nd 1986

Dear Diary

we will go to Beefstake charlies. I had such a good time. We ate such good food. It was so much fun then.

"You're gonna get spoiled"

"I'll feed you like there's no tomorrow"

One thing I learned (and learned well) in America is how to eat. And there were few places my parents and I liked to eat more than Beefsteak Charlie’s.

The restaurant was part of a chain and boasted an All You Can Eat salad bar, which included enormous ice-filled bowls of jumbo shrimp.

We gorged ourselves on these shrimp, dipping them into pools of cocktail sauce, creating mountains of peelings on a spare plate. Often we were full before our entrees arrived.

I went from being a picky eater in the former USSR to discovering the delights of American food like hamburgers and fries (my usual order at Beefsteak Charlie’s).

While our former countrymen waited on bread lines, my parents and I waited on buffet lines, sitting down to heaping plates of pasta salad, olives, fresh tomatoes and lettuce and, of course, lots and lots of shrimp.

Sun. June 15 1986

Dear Diary

today I am going to a wedding and I am so excited. there is going to be a cake and good things to eat. when I came there I fell in love with a waiter.

In later years, I moved on to bartenders and starving artists.

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  1. August 26, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    I am highly amused by your constant changing of tense! Did you like write one line before you went and then came back and wrote another? “Today I am going to a wedding…” “When I came there, I fell in love…” hehe, so cute!

  2. September 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    “I fell in love with a waiter.” Haha, that’s so sweet!

  1. September 22, 2009 at 10:57 am
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