Sunday, February 14, 2010

Loring Pasta Bar

This is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I pretty much have only good things to say about this place. It's unique, it's romantic, there's great atmosphere, great music, fantastic food, and a full bar. My only complaint is that their penchant for hiring hipster wait staff results in often slow service. Only go here if you don't have a time limit! Trust me, it's worth it.

The Loring Pasta Bar

Now, if you are the type who loves to escape from reality and step into an imaginary world where anything can happen, then this is the bathroom for you. Taking a shit at Loring Pasta Bar is like taking a shit in Narnia.

The bathroom is built out of sandy colored uneven brick and dimly lit by chandeliers and star lamps. Its wacky shape does not allow for standard sized stalls and the doors don't quite fit, giving that element of danger and the risk of an unsolicited peek at your goodies. Because the brick bathroom walls do not rise all the way to the ceiling, music, bar bustle, and conversation can be heard from inside the bathroom. This background noise creates the perfect cover up for any business you may be attending to.

The toilets are very standard, a bit of nostalgia from the days of high school bathroom gossip sessions. The bowl itself is white, with an industrial black seat. The toilet paper is two-ply and a bit rough, clearly a generic brand, but never once have i used this toilet without paper in full supply. In case of an emergency, there is a cabinet next to the hand-washing-zone full of paper products.

There are two mismatched sinks with huge shower head faucets and the soap dispensers produce foaming soap, which is always a treat. The restroom is always clean, with close attention paid to picking up any stray paper that makes its way on the floor so as not to tarnish the image of the mystical dream land.

All in all, this bathroom allows you to poop with 98% privacy in an immaculate fairytale world where you would not be surprised to see a unicorn washing his hooves at the sink next to you.

Rating: 9