the old BA: "gravey on my fries & a coke float please" Cereal Restaurant Tip by MrBill
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When I was a kid growing up there was nothing more special than going out with my dad to the local diner for some lunch or even just to have a cup of coffee with the grown men and listen to them talk. Farmers, tradesmen and townsfolk used to meet everyday at the diner to drink coffee, harass the waitress in a good-natured way, and swap gossip.
When I was a kid we used to have like no allowance to speak of, and even less to spend it on. I started working when I was 6-years old, but the money went into a bank account. Once in a while, I could spend some of it on new hockey skates or something like that, but never waste it on sweets or candy.
Favorite Dish: Junk food practically didn't exist. Sure we had a burger & fries, but they came served at the restaurant or drive-through and you ate them there. They really were all-beef patties, and one filled you up.
In any case, at the old Britsh American - B/A - in Cereal there was a diner attached to the service station. In those days, every small town had a diner or maybe a Chinese restaurant called Wong's or the Boston Café.
I still remember the day I went down there with some friends and we ordered fries with gravey and a coke float. A coke float is vanilla ice cream in a big glass with coca-cola poured over it to make it fizz. First you drank the fizz through a straw and then you ate the ice cream with a long spoon.
When you're 10-years old that was a pretty special treat. We had less of almost everything back then, but we sure had more fun. Small towns were great for kids. You got so bored that you and your friends went out and made your own fun.
Address: highway 9 & main street
Comparison: less expensive than average
Price: less than US$10
Theme: Autogrill/Rest Stop
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