Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Need a Lube Job Coming Up

Things are really looking up in the neighborhood near my office. Not only is there a new burger joint (see previous post), but Quaker Steak & Lube is coming to town. This is big. Really big. For years, QS&L was the place to go for wings connoisseurs in western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. There was only one location, in Sharon, PA, and the college kids made pilgrimages from all around to eat wings and drink beer.

Sadly, I never made it out that way. Perhaps I was a little too offended by the name, which reeks of pacifism and pornography, so I stayed in Pittsburgh and patronized a national owl-themed chain. Good, clean fun.

A few years ago, QS&L started to branch out, opening new stores from Erie down to suburban Pittsburgh. I still never went. Marriage and fatherhood forced me to more or less cut the whole "wings and beer" thing from my diet. Now that Quaker Steak & Lube is going to be right down the street, I plan on losing my green bucket virginity as soon as the place opens.

Yes, this is very very good.

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