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Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Remember the Soup Nazi? Today's Landmark Painting Challenge: Wilson's Restaurant in Findlay, OH
Wilson's Sandwich Shop in Findlay, Ohio Photo reference credit: Andrew Thomas Lee
Well, today's painting challenge was to paint a local landmark, and I chose to paint Wilson's Hamburger Shop in my hometown of Findlay, Ohio. My family came here a lot when I was a kid. It was here before McDonald's, Burger King, or Wendy's, and popping in for a cup of coffee and a slice of pie is still a daily routine for many people here in Findlay. What does this have to do with the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? Read on....
As a kid, we used to go sit down with Mom to 'hold the table' while my Dad went up to order. I always got a 'special', which is a burger with lettuce, tomato, and mayo, and a malt or a 'frosted'. It seemed like forever passed by while we waited for our food, and we would impatiently jump out of our seats at the table and go for a spin on one of these stools until we were dizzy. Wilson's was always loaded with old people, and there weren't many kids around.
It wasn't until I was older that I realized that Dad didn't want us at the counter for a good reason. The staff wasn't so patient with kids, especially the 'stool spinning' sort, and you had to order correctly to make them smile. There is a certain way to do it, and you don't dare 'stray from the way'. Ha! So here is entertainment at it's best, a blog post with video! You can check out the true scoop on Wilson's in Findlay by clicking this short video link (starring my sister-in-law Angela), and then take a look at some of the Soup Nazi scenes, have a laugh and decide for yourself!