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Eating Establishments

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Some places put on a show while you wait for your order.

There are various tropes for where characters go out to eat, anything from getting coffee to a family dinner. It could be establishing relations by giving characters a common place to gather. It could be using the place as a microcosm of the whole area (if everyone at the bar is unfriendly, so will everyone in the town). Or it could be just a place to look nice while the characters talk or set up some of the plot.

Compare Food Tropes, Beverage Tropes, Hard-Drinking Tropes, Nightlife Index.