You’d never guess in a thousand years. I wouldn’t have guessed, either.
On our second night in San Diego, HH and I were dressed for a fairly nice dinner out. Not too fancy, just dress pants and a dressy top.
HH found a place he seemed excited about on Yelp but said it was too casual for our attire. As I was also looking on Yelp, a restaurant name caught my attention.
Yes, it was the same place HH wanted to take me as a surprise. Forget that we were over-dressed. I was all in!
If you’re ever in San Diego, visit the Trailer Park After Dark in the Gas Lamp Square, a quaint area downtown with shops and restaurants.
HH didn’t know I had set last week’s Vintage Travel Trailer Tablescape on the patio a couple of weeks before. He wasn’t home at the time, so how could he know? Ha!
When we walked in the restaurant, which was down the steps to the underground, this was the first thing we saw.
A closer view told us we were right at home!
This is the trailer on the other side. (Love the palm tree.)
Before leaving the restaurant later after we’d eaten, the people inside agreed to a snapshot. I didn’t ask them to pose, but pose they did!
Love the fun wallpaper! The ladies’ room had pink flamingo wallpaper. Ha!
There were several trailers that were built on-site before opening the restaurant. All had indoor seating for a small group.
You’ll notice several trailers in the background of other pictures I made. Hey, a bonus. This one has a little yard with lawn chairs behind that picket fence!
Some tables and bench seating were made from pallets.
The pallet tables all had canning jars with flowers inside.
We sat in a booth at a table made of vintage material.
We ordered the TV dinner special. Aren’t the menu items hilarious?
Shortly after ordering, this arrived at our table.
We were laughing at everything taking us back to our childhood. These people were really thinking creatively!
As we waited for our food to arrive, I took note of things around us. For one, the light fixtures over the booths were trash cans.
The light fixture behind the bar was a milk crate.
There was 1970’s “wrastlin'” on the TV screens. That’s how we said it back in the day. Not wrestling, but wrastlin’. Ha!
We laughed again as our meatloaf and potatoes arrived.
Have you ever seen such a fancy TV dinner tray? The food was very good, too!
Isn’t this a fun restaurant? I liked it better than any fancy place. That is for sure – way more interesting and fun.
Does this give you ideas for creating a vintage trailer park in your back yard for entertaining? It sure would be the talk of your neighborhood. 🙂
I’m sharing this post at Tablescape Thursday.