“Habemus Papas Fritas!” Waiter Joyfully Announces To Cheering Crowd At Local Restaurant

October 28, 2015 by  
Filed under Parish Life

Image: Keith McDuffee

Image: Keith McDuffee

Papas Fritas, sliced potato batons deep-fried in oily goodness, was elected as the next dish up Tuesday evening as an eager, hungry crowd at a local eatery cheered in excitement.

The crowd at table 10 cheered for some seconds as their waiter emerged onto the top step leading out of the kitchen with a hot plate in hand.

“Fratelli e sorelle carissimi,” the waiter began. “Queridísimos hermanos y hermanas. Bien chers frères et sœurs. Liebe Brüder und Schwestern. Dear brothers and sisters. Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum: Habemus Papas Fritas! Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum. Dominum Papas Fritas qui sibi nomen imposuit…Chili Cheese Fries!”

According to Connie Ann Miller, a patron at the eatery, the moment was almost too surreal.

“It was amazing and I’m just so excited,” Miller told EOTT with tears streaming down her face. “I mean, don’t get me wrong, I loved the old dish. It was a good and filling dish, but I’m really excited for something new.”

Another patron described how she felt when she first witnessed smoke emanating from the kitchen.

“I remember we were all like, ‘Is that smoke?’ We didn’t wanna get to excited. The last time smoke came out of the kitchen, it was black because they had burned our food. But it wasn’t black this time. We realized that it was white smoke. Greyish, really, but once we heard the chief ringing the little bell for the waiter, we knew it was papas fritas time.”

At press time, patrons at a nearby table have acknowledged the legitimacy of the chili cheese fries, but have vowed to not eat it.