Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Look at Hotrods Old Vail

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 4:00 PM

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It's been a six year process, but the auto-themed restaurant, Hotrods Old Vail, is open at last.

After being at Hotrods Old Vail for five minutes, I understand why so many people are here. This restaurant is heaven for car enthusiasts, but could easily be a good time for anyone who has the slightest bit of a lead foot. I'm no automobile aficionado and I was pretty entranced by the checkered floors, the sleek garage that's connected to the restaurant, the dozens of framed car pictures along the walls, and of course, the real custom cars neatly lining the building.

This place is unique in that "it's a destination concept," said general manager Matt Hallinan at the opening event. You can eat and then immediately leave, but hanging around a while is what this place was designed for.

Yes, there is food. And a bar...but you don't get to watch custom cars come alive when you dine at McDonald's. While munching away on a burger at this restaurant, a glass wall can be all that separates you from restless hot rods and muscle cars.

Photos from the grand opening, below the cut:

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