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I am Ivan Wainewright. In August 2019, my first novel, The Kosher Delhi, will be published by RedDoor Publishing. This is my blog with my thoughts on the writing and publishing process, and information on The Kosher Delhi as publication date draws closer.

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Fictional Restaurants I Would Like to Eat in

One of the themes in The Kosher Delhi is food, and the restaurants which Vik works in. All fictional, of course. Which got me thinking: which fictional restaurants would I like to eat in if only I could do so?!

Here’s my selection. What others would you add?

  1. Milliways in The Restaurant at The End of the Universe: a five star restaurant situated at the end of time and matter? Why would you not want to go?!
  2. La Ratatouille: it’s the kitchen I was thinking of a lot when I was writing The Kosher Delhi.
  3. JJ’s Diner in Parks and Recreation: breakfast food all day…
  4. Jack Rabbit Slims in Pulp Fiction. How cool?
  5. Soul Food Cafe from The Blues Brothers: for the music and atmosphere – Aretha Franklin singing! I’d stay all day.
  6. Stan Mikita’s Donuts in Wayne’s World: for the jukebox and clientèle.
  7. The Whistle Stop Cafe in Fried Green Tomatoes
  8. Nat Dayan’s bakery in Dough (with the special ingredient of course…)

And a few additional bars/coffee houses:

  1. Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca: for Bogie, Bergman, La Marseillaise – Play it, Sam.
  2. The Cat’s Pajamas in Marie-Helene Bertino’s The Cat’s Pajamas at 2 A.M.: for the jazz
  3. Any of the jazz bars in Rafi Zabor’s The Bear Comes Home: man, they would be cool (but smoky)
  4. Ten Forward on TNG Enterprise: with Data, Guinan, Picard, Deanna Troi…
  5. Cafe Nervosa in Frasier