Sunday, January 24, 2010

The "Original" Smorgasbord Restaurant in Hot Springs

Calling this restaurant "The Original" sounds like hyperbole, though maybe they just meant that it was the original smorgasbord in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The sign on the building also says "Circle Inn." There is a Best Western Circle Inn in Hot Springs now--I don't know whether it is in the same place.

The yellow and blue color scheme is associated with smorgasbords, because those are the colors of the Swedish flag, and Sweden is associated with smorgasbords. Smörgåsbord is a Swedish word combining smörgås (an open-faced sandwich) and bord (table). The word now refers to any buffet with a variety of dishes that can be selected by the diners.

1 comment:

  1. Arkansas!!! Can I borrow this postcard image (with a link of course) if I write about The Ozark Medieval fortress again?


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