Monday, March 19, 2007

Not So Fast Food

Since the beginning of roads, those who travel them have sought places to eat at or very near them. The history of roadside dining parallels that of the American automobile itself. It became immediately clear that a driving public in a rush to get from place to place would not mind and if fact did demand to be fed in like manner.

Drivers were more than willing to step down several levels in ambiance and food quality to be able to eat and run. Drive in restaurants allowed folks to eat in their own cars and with motor running at the ready to roll. The inevitable upshot was the birth of the fast food industry. Fast food has, however, become a bad pot hole on the road to proper nutrition.

We're in Lexington County, SC, where we found this very interesting diner. This does not appear to be a fast food joint. In fact they only seem to have slow food, that is, food which can't make it across Why 302 fast enough to avoid being run over. In the giant burger featured on their sign, one can clearly see a Possum tail hanging out of the sandwich. The Possum is to road kill what the sturgeon is to caviar.

Bon apetite.


Blogger Babbie said...

Driving through upstate New York several years ago between northern New Jersey and Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame, my son and his friend (both about 11) were amazed at the amount of roadkill that littered the highways. Their take was exactly that of this diner--must be what they serve in the restaurants in the backwoods. Maybe the owners are from upstate New York ;)

4:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The food is really good.....The beer is really cold....and the waitress Amanda (daytime)is really HOT!!!!!!!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Windviel said...

Babbie, South Carolina does not have the sole franchise on Roadkill. We've heard that the state mascot of West Virginia is Roadkill. Remember, Roadkill is not just for the backwoods anymore.

Anonymous, well, we've heard that getting too friendly with the waitress in some such places might turn one into Roadkill and we'd like to stay on the upside of the tires.

Thanks for the comments.
[Sorry for the delay in posting. We've had some problems accessing Blogspot]

2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL..Amanda the daytime waitress is a very good waitress...she is very pleasant and has a great smile....

5:51 AM  
Blogger Windviel said...

OK, glad to hear that. When one puts in an order for the Blue Plate Special Road Kill, it's nice to have it served with a smile. We hear that that their Possum Parfait is to die for.

3:18 AM  

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