When chic trumps comfort
Check out these cute orange chair/stool thingys!
That was my first thought when I saw the bar stools at Meli. They are undeniably chic, and fit the feel of the stylish Fells Point restaurant/bar precisely.
Then I sat in one. It was kind of the worst of both worlds -- not quite a chair, not quite a stool. And the little six- or seven-inch backs cut into my back when I tried to lean back on them.
In the grand scheme of things, it was a minor inconvenience -- wait until I tell you about the martini I had there -- but it got me thinking about the times when chic trumps comfort at bars and restaurants ...
Think about all the times you've walked into a bar or restaurant and noticed the cute little tables, only to have to sit at them while the server tried in vain to find room for all your food and drinks. Two plates won't even fit!
Thankfully, Baltimore doesn't have many bars and clubs that favor looking trendy over serving food and drinks.
Can you think of any other places around town where chic furniture and decor trumps comfort?
(Photo by me)