Sunday, July 25, 2010

25th Anniversary Barbecue Festival

With a knowing wink, Trixie welcomes you to the 25th anniversary of something-or-other.

It's classic, really. And we're not referring to the "authentic" diner ambience. We mean the gatekeeper role undertaken by the server. (We are reminded of this sassy waitress.) Hip cocked, paper hat perched atop her black bob, she assumes authority over the proceedings. She shows you to your seat and lets you know How It Is.

Remember, this is the straight-talking waitress stereotype, so when she says pig is on the menu—when she herself and all her kind are on the menu, and yet her objections don't rise above the level of a flirtatious wink—it means something. It means everything is fair game.

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