Welcome to the New Normal
Carbonella is a restaurant in the Midtown region of Alamy Falls. Run by Liz Porrello, it is known for its seasonally changing menu, locally sourced ingredients (when possible) and incredible selection of side dishes. Carbonella encourages patrons to mix and match by not offering any traditional combinations of main meal plus specific side but instead listing all elements of the meal by price and letting patrons choose their own. Hence their motto: “Your meal, your choice, our pleasure.”
The physical building is in a former warehouse remodeled to an open seating structure, leading to a open and airy structure to the restaurant, enhanced by Liz’s tendencies towards bright colors. The kitchen is visible from the dining room and an open secret is that if a patron politely requests their waitress for a tour of the kitchen, they’ll get one from Liz herself.
Meal prices are at the upper end of the casual dining experience. It is emphasized by the waitresses and in the menu that tips are only expected for quality service. The wait staff gets paid regular wages and tips are a bonus rather than a necessity for them.