All This And Butt Drugs Too

My little town. Gotta love it.

Here, side-by-side (or, as the old folks put it, cheek-by-jowl — I am not making that up), we have businesses that have been around since God was a plumber and we have fabulous new places opening.

The long-standing business is Butt Drugs, established 1952. They have an actual soda fountain where you can get a soda, a float, or a cherry phosphate. If you haven’t see the Butt Drugs commercial on YouTube, go watch it. I’ll wait.

Wasn’t that a hoot?

We have a unique new restaurant called The Green Door, where top chefs produce classy food from mostly local ingredients and you pay what you think it’s worth. I’ve been told a couple of people have been asked not to come back because they didn’t think it was worth enough to cover costs, which makes for hard feelings but makes total economic sense. If you’re losing money on a transaction, you’re not going to make it up in volume.

A place that hasn’t opened yet but is already swarmed by would-be customers is the Point Blank Brewpub. Jesse Marshall Badger, top chef at The Green Door, has left that post to another top chef and is working on the foodishness at the brewpub. He has a blog, False Pretensions, on which he chronicles the foody part of his life. I’m stalking it, the better to be prepared when the brewpub opens. ~wipes drool from face~

The blog book tour for THE CORNER CAFE continues at Pat Bean’s wonderful travel blog with an entire flash fiction story by Helen Ginger! Try before you buy!

And, this being Tuesday, I’m posting at Fatal Foodies on puppodums.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Find a small business, in your town or on the internet, and read its history. Pick one incident in that history and use it as your prompt for a story.

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      Marian Allen
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      June 19, 2012 at 10:08am

      She’s local, so she knows how it goes. The Green Door is becoming what they call a destination restaurant — people drive a ways just to eat there, rather than dropping in because they’re in the area for something else.

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  1. Jane

    June 19, 2012 at 9:08am

    Hi. I got Error 404 when I tried connecting to Butt Drugs by the YouTube link, but I got on easily via the simple Butt Drugs link. The video is a hoot. Free parking in the Rear, indeed.

    I must get on the freeway again. You must take me to Butt Drugs!

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  2. Bodie P

    June 19, 2012 at 12:16pm

    Butt drugs? Maybe it’s just that I took The Boy in for three vaccinations which involved drugs, and butts, but that sounds to me like a place you’d go for hemorrhoid ointment, diarrhea medicine, laxatives, and the vaccines that go into the gluteous maximus. Am I right, or am I right? I mean, this sounds like a very specialized drug store…
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      Marian Allen
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      June 19, 2012 at 1:14pm

      All that and more! And, yes, free parking in the rear. It’s actually a nifty little place, and great service.

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  3. Helen Ginger
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    June 19, 2012 at 7:02pm

    Well, shoot, I got rather excited that there might be actual butt drugs. You know, some of those reduction drugs?

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      Marian Allen
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      June 19, 2012 at 10:07pm

      The Butts are a very prominent family in Corydon. Lots of prominent Butts around here. You could always marry into the family and have a baby. Then you’d have … You’re way ahead of me … a little Butt.

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