ate in the Spaghetti House which previously appeared on this blog here. We were at the table which is occupied by four people to the left in the attached image.
There must be comparable restaurants in the various fictional cities discussed on this blog:
The restaurants in the Technic History will serve outsystem foods, like Ansa soup. Furthermore, in the Solar Commonwealth period, they will also serve spices and drinks provided by Nicholas van Rijn's company, Solar Spice & Liquors. We should remember such concrete details when reading or rereading the texts. Although the author cannot explicitly state this every time, merely to refer to a city is to imply the entire life of a city, including the jobs, homes and places to go in the evening. I am sure that Gothamites and Archopolitans, like Lancastrians, enjoy pizza followed by cheese cake with ice cream.