Folks do not appear to be taking kindly to the new Alamo Drafthouse menu, which launched on March 5th.
Goodbye, spaghetti squash with pomodoro sauce, hello 100 or so irate comments about everything from the prices to the vegetarian offerings to the disappearance of old favorites like the Blazing Saddles pizza.
Even the Austin American-Statesman's Matthew Odam wasn't sure what to make of it, tweeting: "This new @drafthouse menu is going to take some getting used to."
That's mighty polite compared to what some commenters are saying. For some, the new menu takes away from that intangible Alamo Drafthouse magic:
What happened? Going to see a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse used to be a special event for us...mainly because of the atmosphere and fun food choices. We were very disappointed last weekend with the new menu. Too many of our favorites are gone...potato skins, BLTs, grilled artichoke pizza, etc. This new menu is nothing special...the magical experience is gone. I am sad. Too many cutbacks and higher prices doesn't equal customer satisfaction. PLEASE bring back the old menu...show us we are important to you!"Others miss their favorite items:
"My husband and I go to the Alamo about once a week in the evening for dinner and a movie. In the last menu change, I lost my favorite sandwich: the BLT. This time, we lost the only other two menu items we were crazy about: nachos libre and the potato skins. Today's menu is too small and too limited for regular movie-goers. We'll probably keep going to the Alamo, but just stop eating dinner there."Also, why do you hate sandwiches, Alamo Drafthouse?
"Why do you hate sandwiches? They slowly disappeared from your menu over the years, and now all that remains are burgers."Eater readers, have you tried the new menu? Are these gross overreactions? What do you miss off the old menu?
Downtown's Alamo Drafthouse Ritz. [Photo: Mark G./Yelp]