June 30, 2005



Okay, so a while back, we went with some friends to a place in Pinellas Park called Quaker Steak and Lube. Themed like a restaurant inside a gas station - I know, I know - it nonetheless offers the ultimate in guy comfort food. Onion rings served vertically on a car antenna, monster burgers piled high, "atomic" wings you have to sign a release form to eat.

Then there's the automotive decorative motif. Corvettes and Indian motorcycles dangling from ceilings and load-bearing walls. A TV showing races in the lobby that is lodged in the floor and surrounded by diamond plate.

Being a NASCAR freak, I entirely and completely dig the place, to the extent that I bring friends there who have yet to witness its greatness. I wear a black ballcap (yes, I'm 40 and immature) with the words The Lube stitched elegantly above the bill.

To complete the American dining experience, I of course paid for our meal with a credit card. The same card that a while back I used to register for that Upromise program that allegedly takes a percentage of your spending on certain items and tucks it away for college savings. Hey, I'm an optimist.


So imagine my glee when I saw this statement come back in the mail:


You mean I can actually make money eating crap at a restaurant I love?

Load up the truck, Jethro. Time for the hillbillies to eat.

Posted by Jeff at June 30, 2005 07:13 AM | TrackBack

QSL totally rocks! In years past, friends would load up in the car for a road trip to PA for that experience. I now live in Columbus, OH where there is a QSL off Polaris Parkway. Tuesday night is all-you-can-eat wing night. I've had the atomic wings a few times, just to prove my manhood. How foolish of me.

Posted by: oregano at June 30, 2005 10:35 AM

Holy crap, do they have all-you-can-eat wing night here? Mmmmm, Louisiana Lickers.

Posted by: Rommie at June 30, 2005 11:49 AM

I'm in Pinellas Co. and I've never been there. Definetly have to change that before FOOTBALL season starts!

Posted by: Laura at June 30, 2005 09:04 PM

Even better, it looks like they're putting a place in Tampa!

Posted by: Jeff at July 1, 2005 08:17 AM
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