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March 29, 2006, 5:58 pm

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The Food Shack


The Food Shack is one of those little holes in the wall that you would either miss or want to avoid. It is also “the place” to have Kenditho.

The Food Shack is one of those little holes in the wall that you would either miss or want to avoid. Yet is is one of the best places in Antioch to eat and the best place to eat in the Docks District. Antioch is a river city and Sea Clanners travel up river to eat here. The food is really that good. It is also “the place” to have Kenditho. 

The Food Shack is a Blue Diamond Food Guild, so all its plates, bowls, and cups have Blue Diamond marks and can be traded in at any Blue Diamond food cart or the Shack. (which means there is a copper or two deposit on the bowls and such). Technically the Shack is a Food Cart, but the ramshackle shack was built around the original food cart. That was 69 years ago, so you can see the amount of build up in your mind.

The shack is literally a shack built between in an alley between two good sized warehouses. It is recessed into the alley a good ten imperial strides.  There is “seating” for patrons in the alley and in the broadway outside the two warehouses. This seating is rustic, made up of slightly modified crates and the “tables” are either large empty good spools or doors/ planks placed on crates. It was impromptu seating at one time, the dockworks adapting what was around to sit and eat. Now the seating is actually assembled from that impromptu seating, with nails, glue, and finishings.

In addition to dock workers and sailors (mostly sea clanners), many businessmen and guilders will find their way to eat here at lunch and an early diner in the hot months. It is admusing to see the well dressed and high class sitting among the “rustic” setting.

The Food is mostly Kenditho (Seafood soup), fried whitefish and chips, and some of the best fried calimari in the world. The fish fried chicken is quite tasty as well. They make a variety of broiled whitefish and the Antioch classic Beef in Brew.

The family Portius still runs the place. The Portius clan is known for is restraunts and food service across SecondLand, but few have immigrated to ThirdLand. Those few that have are the “poor cousins”, having only enough money to start up food carts. Now the Portius Clan of ThirdLand is literally the Blue Diamond Cart Guild. The three dozen Carts sell a variety of sweats, soups, and noodles across Antioch.

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Voted Zylithan
November 11, 2005, 10:56
I have to admit a slight bias against posts about flowers and restaurants, but maybe that will change over time. And having said that, I like this post. I like the blue diamond bowls and deposit system, and the way it grew from a small stand and how some rich people come to eat at the shabby place is realistic. I'm not sure what I'd like to see more.. maybe personalities of cooks or waiters or a more detailed history or a plot hook? Sorry I'm not able to suggest more.
Voted KendraHeart
November 20, 2005, 1:20
I like it, It is charming. It is how the world works. There is a restaurant in Mountain View that started as a Cart in the Train Station.

And people with baises against flower and restaurants should not vote and post on them.
Voted Scrasamax
March 29, 2006, 14:29
Super touch with the deposit on the blue bowls and a bonus point for Fish Fried Chicken, I've many a time had Chicken Fried Steak so there is a certain irony there that is not lost on me.
Voted Strolen
April 20, 2008, 9:49
The blue diamond deposit system got me to. These are actually some of may favorite posts. Great little ideas that you can slip in that add a great amound of character to a city. People may not remember the cities name, but when they go through their stuff and find a blue diamond cup they will remember that place and will most likely try to find another. Adds the continuity in the world that is sometimes hard to accomplish.
Voted manfred
April 20, 2008, 18:14
Actually, I have to agree with the blue diamond system... a detail that is pointless and yet of much impact. Very useful.

And of course, you should expect it, all of the bad guys of a certain group will happen to have these dishes. Accident you say?
Voted valadaar
August 5, 2015, 12:48
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