Archie Manning’s new restaurant, Manning’s Eat-Drink-Cheer (519 Fulton St, near Grand Isle and Gordon Biersch), has a dining room filled with more than 30 flat screen televisions. Wow–more than 30 reasons for me NOT to dine at Manning’s. That’s more than 30 idiot boxes simultaneously spewing out Viagra ads, SportsCenter, ESPN Classic, the Golf Channel, and NASCAR.
Oh, I don’t mind TVs at a sports bar, but I certainly don’t want to be bombarded with noise and images in a “real” restaurant. I know, it’s a joint venture with Harrah’s, and I’m not in the “target demographic”.
See WWL’s photos of the soon-to-open Manning’s here. If “more than 30 flat screens” sounds like your kind of place, it opens tomorrow, January 19, 2012.