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Jim Mullen – The Village Idiot – Don’t have it your way


Patty’s Place is a small downtown restaurant that serves lunch from 11 to 4. The place is busy, but quick, clean and pleasant. Patty cooks everything herself, the menu is short and the regular customers love it. Her specialty is a large wedge of crustless greenchile quiche with a side salad and a thick slice of her own bread slathered with butter. She has other items on the menu, but most people come for the quiche. It’s all the regulars order. Today, a man none of us had ever seen before walked up to her counter and asked if she had any homemade sticky buns. She said no, and then he asked, “Do you know where I can get some?” “Yes,” she said. “At your home.” Did I mention that Patty is not big on happy chat? The next customer wanted to know what she had that was gluten-free and lactose-free. “Crustless quiche, salad, fruit.” Without a word, the woman turned around and walked out. The next customer wanted the quiche, but didn’t want it microwaved. Patty doesn’t microwave her quiche, it’s fresh and warm, but regardless — you don’t normally tell restaurants how to cook their food. What would Pizza Hut say if…Read the rest of the story and more stories like this in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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