Giacomo climbed into the truck Uncle Sal had rented for the day. He was followed by his good friend Jeff "Fish" Beatty. Uncle Sal adjusted his St. Andrews balmoral cap and put the truck into gear. As he pulled away from Giacomo's place, Jeff asked, "Is it true we're going out to West Frog's Elbow?"
"Yup," Uncle Sal answered after a sip from his I un-thunk the Glunk coffee mug.
"And why are we going out there?"
"Well, the Grackles are gonna have a pancake breakfast in a coupla weeks. And this ain't gonna be like no church pancake breakfast. We're also gonna have scrapple and eggs, and we're gonna start early with Bloody Marys, screwdrivers, white Russians. It's gonna be a ball."
Jeff, looking more confused than he normally did, asked, "What's that gotta do with West Frog's Elbow?"
"It's got everything to do with West Grog's Elbow. See, there was a restaurant out that way, name of Casa Tina. Owned by this pretty little thing, had the prettiest big brown eyes ya ever seen."
"Wait. Was a restaurant? We're going out there for a restaurant that ain't even open anymore?"
Uncle Sal exhaled loudly. "Son, if you'd just listen, maybe you'd see what this trip is all about. See, Casa Tina had the best everything. Pancakes, tortillas, steak. But you know how things are in this economy. Even if ya gotta good product, it don't mean yer gonna stay in bidness. Anyway, I got to talkin' to Tina and since her place don't need the equipment anymore, they're basically givin' it away for a song. That, friend, is where West Frog's Elbow comes in. We're going out there to get the fine piece of cooking machinery responsible for all the fine food at the restaurant."
Jeff still looked baffled.
"Don'tcha see? It don't matter how far I gotta go, we're getting the griddle, old Beatty, from Casa Tina."
This episode featured:
Jann Esterflaus as Giacomo
Dean "Wormer" Chelli
Charlie "Gnarly" Serff as Jeff "Fish" Beatty
Jellybean Merengue as the coffee mug.
Tune in next week when Uncle Sal says, "Why are nudists always fat, hairy dudes?