Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Wednesday lunch: Zesto's BBQ Sandwich

I have fond memories of Zesto’s. The chocolate-glazed vanilla cone that looms over Triangle City is an icon of my youth, one of the Seven Wonders of West Columbia. Mama couldn’t drive past the place without hearing my wails and Fripp’s soft sobbing from the back of the pick-up.

But if you go, go for the great cheeseburgers and the ice cream. The barbecue is not so special -- a little too runny to eat while driving -- and the cole slaw is the salty, chunky kind that’ll ruin your life. It’ll satisfy a craving in a pinch, but if first-rate pig is the order of the day, head elsewhere.

5 comments:

Laurin Manning said...

Hey Gervais! Your site is hilarious! I love it! Gonna do a post on it soon, so be on the lookout.

*jcg said...

... very interested to hear what the other 6 "wonders of West Columbia" might be....

SC 2L said...

You know, Im not a Columbian, but thanks to my college roommate from West Cola, I am familiar with Zesto's. I must say though, I would never have the guts to try the BBQ sandwhich there. I stick to the fried chicken. I must say though, I am constantly surprised by number of people from Cola I meet who have never heard of Zesto's.

Gervais S. Bridges said...

I'll fill everyone in on the other "wonders of West Columbia" as the saga unfolds. A couple of 'em, though, I bet y'all could guess if you put your mind to it...

Downtown Liberal said...

One time when my husband and I were in Columbia visiting some friends, hubby and the friends made a point of taking me to Zesto's. Apparently they spent a lot of time their during their single days (one of their buddies actually worked there for a while... this was over 10 years ago, though). Great blog! Very funny...