Comic books happen.
Apparently comic books happen.
Down we go to My Parents’ Basement, the random yet glorious merger between a comic book shop and a well-stocked beer bar, opening Wednesday in Avondale Estates.
Your slideshow. And your menu.
Oh, and your numbers:
Times you’ve been inside a place like this before: probably 0
Pieces of local art and framed ’80s comics on the walls: 28
Length in feet of the gigantic S-shaped concrete bar: 36
Individual comic books currently housed in the large, dark wooden shelves: roughly 9,000
New ones arriving each month: roughly 900
Rotating beers on tap from locals like Orpheus and Creature Comforts: 29
Non-rotating nitro coffee on tap: 1
Odds you’ll request that nitro coffee in cocktail form with whiskey and chicory amaro: 1:1
Outdoor stone fireplaces on the massive patio: 2
Star Wars cornhole sets on said patio: 1
Inches of pimento cheese toast that you’ll split with someone during the weekend brunch: 12
High score on the set-to-free-play Centipede: 28,857
Overly intense Centipede players somewhere out in the world: at least 1