. It was a staple of my college days at the corner across from my dorm. The new location will take some getting used to. But the food, cheap prices, cast of interesting characters... yep, they are allllll here.
The ability to here VIRGIN and the crowd go wild never gets old. Even if the said vir-victim is an elementary school kid with a UK alum for a parent. Be prepared, you will see all walks of life here. If you are close minded, uptight, prudish and snobby... stay the heck away. Seriously, another 4 letter word away. This is a college hang out, an artsy fartsy meeting place. Democrats and Republicans, High Brow and homeless, Punks and Hippies, Queer (not "gay" but full on cross dressing drag queen types) and homophobic suburbanites, Greeks and GDI's, hipsters and the technologically challenged will all be here. If you don't mix well with people who are not exactly like you... do not eat here. Video games and loud music abound.
Family style seating is encouraged. If you sit at a table that you don't fill, and it is busy, you will be expected to share your table. Do not moan, embrace it and partake in the Ho-ness. Booths and tables are mismatched, much like the folks who sit at them. The fraternity and sorority paddles are gifts from UK and Transylvania. Some of us have ours hanging upside down or back to front... for being kicked off campus or being out of favor with the establishment and such.
The food, same stuff has been on the menu for generations. The Woolworth lunch counter type sign is not joke, it was original. It's not a retro fit flea market find. Burgers, fries, Onion rings, chicken nuggets ,breakfast grub, diner fare, malts, shakes, cheese tots, ALE-8 (Winchester's Swamp Water), beer, it's all here even a corner market.
Order at the line; give a name -the funnier and fakest get the best results. Be creative and you will be adored by the masses and staff. Your moniker will be called out when your food is ready. Retrieve your food under the "Pick up here" sign .Fiberglass cold war era tray with melamine plates are right outta the late 50's. Enjoy your artery hardening tasty campus tradition & delights with the rest of us who are at the culinary equivalent of the Isle of Misfit Toys.
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