Making a reservation at the Asteroid and interrupting a cookie-bake


Some months ago, I wanted to make a reservation at my favorite Seattle restaurant for special occasions: the Asteroid Cafe. (Asteroid trivia: Their original Wallingford location was so small, you had to go into the kitchen to use the rest room. When they moved to Fremont, they made a special point of putting the rest room in the kitchen for old times' sake.)

One evening, I called to make a reservation, and since they aren't open on Sundays, I was taken off guard when a live human being answered. I said that I was expecting the answering machine since I thought they were closed. The person who answered explained, "Well, we are closed. I'm not really supposed to be here. I'm just baking some cookies." And then he took my reservation.

I'm assuming he actually works there and wasn't some guy who broke into the restaurant to bake cookies.

Comments (7)
  1. Nathan_works says:

    when you show up and they say "what reservation ?" and then offer you a cookie to go away.

  2. DanVDW says:

    I always break into other people’s kitchens to bake cookies.  Don’t you?  Otherwise, you have to clean up your own mess.

  3. J says:

    "I always break into other people’s kitchens to bake cookies.  Don’t you?"

    Well of course, but I try not to be rude by answering their phone, too.

  4. Michael says:

    "I always break into other people’s kitchens to bake cookies.  Don’t you?"

    "Well of course, but I try not to be rude by answering their phone, too."

    Is that more or less rude than going into the kitchen to use the rest room?

  5. at least it wasn’t a dead human being J

  6. mike begley says:

    I actually don’t much care for the Asteroid’s new location.  Once upon a time they were my top three favorite restaurants in Seattle, but something changed in the move, but what I can’t put my what.  They lost their coziness, and the food no longer matches the ambiance.

    Oh well.  I’ve since found at least one other italian place in Seattle that I find just as satisfying as the ‘roid, and it’s closer to home…

  7. Rodney Lewis says:

    Let’s test your memory: "Some computer club we had, eh?"

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