Are you bothered when you go to a restaurant and find that you can actually read a clearly printed menu? Then your vexation is about to melt away. A new trend in restaurants throughout Bushwick favors handwritten menus for a more “authentic” and “welcoming” feel.
Leslie Ornate, the owner of Koda, one of the latest bars to crop up and something of a faint substitute for Wreck Room’s recent disappearance, told The Burning Bush, “We’ve noticed a real enthusiasm over our handwritten menus. There’s just something about them that makes people feel really special. Like we took all that time to create something for their viewing pleasure.” The trend has become so popular that many bar and restaurant owners are making it a prerequisite for their employees to be previously trained in calligraphy. But, like all trends except latte art, we get the impression this one may not last.
Written by Genna Rivieccio