Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Flint Diet

I vowed that on this reporting trip to Flint I would eat better. That means salads, vegetables and all that. I've been pretty good so far, but things went south today at lunch. I guess no matter how good your intentions, sometimes you just find yourself sitting in the parking lot next to Jazz Hair & Nails on Flushing Road near Ballenger eating a coney and a fried Twinkie. It simply can't be helped.

6 comments:

  1. Shame! You coulda picked up a pastie at King Arthur's a few steps away!

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  2. I was trying to identify the fritter before reading the tag. Umm, yuck. (However, I confess, last night I had truffles made out of Oreo cookies and cream cheese. Yum.)

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  3. While in Flint, try out "The Old A Drive-In Diner" on Bristol Rd. (just east of Latinas). It is owned and operated by the same people who used to own the A&W on Clio Rd.

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  4. Is that the one that used to be the Dairy Queen?

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  5. Coney Connection.... they used to have this sub called "My Big Fat Greek Sub".... it was great...

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  6. Anonymous 2, yes that is the old DQ.

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