I went to a local restaurant yesterday. It used to be the most popular place in town because it serves both regular people food (pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, gigantic portions of fries) at modest prices and fru-fru foodie options for the college crowd (chicken liver mousse, okonomiyaki, kale salad, and $12 tomato sandwiches).
Normally, it would be so packed on a Saturday night, you’d have to wait two hours to get seated. Never took reservations because why bother? It’s standing room only most nights.
Well, yesterday it was deserted. We are a college town so everybody watches CNN and feels terrified. I can’t imagine how the restaurant will survive.
On the other hand, Texas Roadhouse, also known as the Trump Supporters’ place, is reliably packed every day of the week. I’ve never been but I’m extremely curious about what it is that people love about it so much.