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Loving staff, healing foods.
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When we are sick, we wish we could just lay in bed all day, and do nothing. I've had gastritis for about a year and a half, and today was one of those days for me. Eventually I'll have to eat something (or the acids in my stomach will just make me want to die) which means, I'll have to deal with carrots, raw chicken and dirty mushrooms to cook something, and clean the kitchen afterwards, while feeling terrible. I wish someone could just tell me what the perfect meal is to make me feel less terrible... and then cook it for me.

Regardless of your illness/condition, even if you're not sick but have special food needs, Doc's diner is the place to go because the Chefs... are also doctors! No etiquette: all guests are encouraged to arrive in their more comfortable outfits, even your pijamas. From a shelf near the reception area you take a menu according to the ocasion.

The "Flu Menu" shows a list of extra-spiced, high flavoured dishes so that the client, whose taste buds are num, can actually taste something. The "Gastritis Menu" lists foods that are mildly flavored and easy to digest, like vegetable creams and grilled chicken.

The different "food allergy" menus (wheat/lactose/seafood, etc), will show healthy, delicious alternatives where the latest discoveries of food properties are put to use, and the guest will be relaxed, not fearing an accidental intoxication. There is a menu to suit everyone's needs (constipation, high-cholesterol, diabetic, bad breath, high-risk pregnancy, etc).

Once you've picked your menu, a hostess/nurse takes you to your "lounge". It's a small, semi-circled, puffy, couch with reposet seats. In between the cushions, individual (and retractable) boards are pulled towards to work as a table that allows the guest/patient to move freely, even to lay down and put his/her feet up. After taking the order, the waitress/nurse offers extra blankets to the patient.

Home delivery for agoraphobics.

Eating at Doc's is like being pampered by your mom/best friend without having them skip work; like being looked after just as in a hospital, but without the shots and without having to eat hospital food... instead, you get a dish that is deliciously tailored to make you feel better.

Pericles, Sep 01 2004

Good Hurt http://www.goodhurt.net/v2/411.php
A different sort of healing process, but good for what ails you. [jurist, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       I like this. After all, food is a medicine that we all take every day ("eat some food, every day, for the rest of your life" - that's the prescription we're all born with) - why shouldn't it be tailored to our individual bodily needs rather than dictated by either expensive chefs or big corporations?   

       (warning - this annotation may contain traces of nuts)
lostdog, Sep 01 2004

       I hate to comment on my own annotation, but I have to say I've never understood the phrase - "traces of nuts". I've heard of "brass rubbings", but come on... And these things get into my food..?
lostdog, Sep 01 2004

       Would people patronize a restaurant filled with the ill? I'm not sure but I don't think that I would.
bristolz, Sep 01 2004

       Yes, this would work better as a delivery service. Who wants to go out when you're sick anyway?
Worldgineer, Sep 01 2004

       It would probably sound pretty awful in there
*Cougggh! blurggggggggh ehhecch! Kerpccccch! *'scuse me.* Hrrrrrmm! Hrrrrmch!*
Is this really conducive to eating?
phundug, Sep 01 2004

       Right: agoraphobics ---> verminophobics.
yabba do yabba dabba, Sep 02 2004

       A skimpy nurse delivering boiled , pickled, scrambled eggs... mmmmm...Maybe remove the red cross emblazoned across the chest of said nurse and replace with a patched set of knives and forks.
skinflaps, Sep 02 2004

       My lawyers are scrutinising this venture as we speak. Apparently the only potential stumbling blocks on my way to [Pericles]' millions are: 1. Surprisingly common occurrence of 'Doc' as a first name. 2. Use of 'Doc' in my case confined to screen alias and not legally-recognised name.   

       Still...see you in court! [+]
DocBrown, Sep 02 2004

       [+] for the home delivery service.
Aude Sapere, Sep 02 2004

       //traces of nuts//   

       This is the first time I hear that expression [lostdog], but sounds to me like something you find AFTER the food exits your system, he he.   

       //Who wants to go out when you're sick anyway?//   

       I thought of this idea because I have been at home, laying sick in my bed and lonely like a dog for two days. I just wished someone was here to give me exactly what I need to feel better without me needing to get up and get it. Plus, I wouldn't know what to eat really... Doctors and nurses know better than me, that's for sure. Even If I knew, I usually don't buy the groceries thinking that I will get sick, so I don't have the right ingredients to cook the right food. It's always easier (and nicer) to go to a place where they take care of all that while you just focus on feeling better.   

       //Would people patronize a restaurant filled with the ill? //   

       Well, people don't have a reason to go there unless they're ill too. I don't think people discriminate others in the same conditions as themselves. Plus, the other guests/patients are laying on their own lounge, far away enough from yours.
Pericles, Sep 02 2004

       //traces of nuts// is an allergy warning but then you knew that!   

       funnily enough, this time last summer, thumbwax was talking me through a heat exhaustion time with his own diet of: toast in the morning followed by fruit during the day and a light meat meal at night.   

       pericles, get well soon my dear!
po, Sep 02 2004

       If chicken soup, grilled cheese sandwiches and ginger ale aren't the pickmeups that you wanted from "Doc's", you might try someplace like Club Good Hurt.<link> Good Hurt is a newish nightclub in Los Angeles where the female staff wear nurses uniforms. The neon sign behind the bar reads "Prescriptions". And they do a brisk business in medical-themed mixes and over-the-counter first aid. Aside from the "transfusions", the patrons, seem to think that live music and the mid-sized dance floor are the best recuperative therapy for what ails you.
jurist, Sep 03 2004


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