12 June 2008

ReDiscovering the Neighborhood

Let's face it - with the rising cost of fuel, we are all having to make more discriminating choices about where we go. This is a bit disconcerting for those of us who live in *ahem* the middle of nowhere. I don't exactly - there is a small town about 12 miles up the road with what amounts to a third world Walmart. There aren't exactly chickens running the aisles, but let's just say that it wouldn't surprise me.
But right in our midst is a little treasure. We have a little hole in the wall joint called the BBQ Pitt. The kids and I had to run an errand at the post office, so we walked to the end of our street and then went for a late lunch at this little red shack with the walk-up window and particle board walls that are covered from top to bottom with posters of Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Shirley Temple and the likes. There is also a jukebox and a Nascar wall.
We had a nice meal - you can't beat a good BBQ sandwich, fries with gravy, fried catfish sandwich, chicken fried steak and corn dogs. (Artery cleanse please!) 50s music played, and we laughed while we had our lunch. I'll take the BBQ Pitt over stinky old McDonalds any day!


  1. Wow, you are out there huh?

    I live 3 miles from a huge shopping center that just opened up since we moved here, total convenience :)

  2. The only thing within walking distance of us is the post office. We did have a pub, but it has closed down-again! LOL! We are seven miles from town with only a few villages that are closer, some of whom have a small shop, or a chip shop!

    I was doing fine with your discription till you mentioned 'Chicken fried steak'. Now why did you have to do that?? I'm simply salivating now, and since I'm at least 3,000 miles away from any resteraunt that sells it, that means I'm going to have to plan on making some soon!! LOL! I don't think this craving will hold out till Christmas! ;o)

  3. Those places are often the best! And chickens running down the aisle of a third world Walmart is better than snotty employees blocking the aisle. Sounds all around better to me :)

  4. Sounds like a great place! We don't do McDonalds.

  5. Hole in the wall dives have the BEST food! And prices!


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