Thursday, February 28, 2013

Overly Sharey Yelp Reviews: Clark's Oyster Bar

"You and I have memories, longer than the road that stretches far ahead."

If you know me at all, then you know I'm a true audiophile and cannot help but be influenced by ambient music whenever I hear it. As we were seated at Clark's, "Two of Us" played overhead as Errol M. and I dined on some of the best oysters I have had in my life, talking about whatever things Yelpy friends talk about, and generally enjoying this thing called life.

"Two of us wearing raincoats…lifting latches…on our way back home."

Incidentally, Errol and I were both wearing traditional camel colored trench coats, a la Breakfast at Tiffany's and I learned another Errolism: "Your either a person who owns a raincoat or not." His was probably Burberry and mine is Banana Republic.

It was a dreary day in Austin, but the brightly colored interior of Clark's melted some of that away, as did the strong, good coffee—coffee and oysters, who knew?

And, we utilized the under counter purse-hooks for more than just purses that day.

"You and me Sunday driving, not arriving."

We spent a while here, soaking up the ambience and thoroughly enjoyed watching the staff meticulously preparing the oysters and fishes for the day. Though next time, I think we'll sit at the center bar that seemed to have better stools. The stools where we were sitting didn't have the braces at the bottom so the whole time I was balancing on my sits bones, which is not the most comfortable way to sit.

"You and me chasing paper, getting nowehere."

Seriously, I have noticed an unnerving uptick in the amount of uncomfortable seating in Austin area restaurants. Please whoever is choosing the furniture, sit there yourself for two hours, maybe you'll second guess stools without braces at the bottom or flat wooden benches with no cushions…

And now I am sitting here listening to the rest of The Beatles catalog and reminiscing when I should be working and concentrating. Oh, can't we just sit around and listen to records all day and hang out?

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