Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Signs, Signs - Awful Annie's - May 15, 2013

Last month, I had lunch at "Awful Annie's" in the quaint gold country town of 
Auburn, California which is not too far from Lake Tahoe.  I was with my lovely
daughter-in-law, Laura, and my new granddaughter, Harper Ann, who debuted
on April 14th.  Harper slept through our entire meal which was certainly nice
for us.  I wondered about the sign, "Awful Annie's" and why Annie earned that
nickname.  The restaurant was lovely - homey with lots of warm, welcoming
decor and a fabulous menu.  The food was excellent - we had trouble making
up our minds what to eat!  I left without finding out why Annie earned the name
"awful" but it is emblazoned on the menus and the signs everywhere.

I am participating in Lesley's meme,


  1. What an hilarious name for a restaurant; I believe you should go back to find out!

    Congratulations on the new granddaughter; what a sweet baby to sleep through lunch ...even my great-grands are older than that, but I seem to remember that a quiet lunch was a real gift at that time!

    Thanks for sharing this "awful" sign ;>)

  2. Anonymous3:58 PM

    I wanted to eat there the time we were in Auburn but the line was long. How was the food?

  3. A name you won't forget!

  4. Well, you'll just have to go back, won't you?! :)

  5. that's a funny name for a restaurant!:p


  6. Is Annie awful or the place? :)

  7. we have awful arthurs out here....wonder if they are married :)

  8. Cute name. It would be interesting to hear how it came to be.

  9. Have been to lots of Awful Arthurs in my day but not an Awful Annie. Cute sign which spells out the instructions quite well. genie

  10. I see the illiterate are not welcome here. Never had to "sign-in" at a restaurant before.


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