The Dugout Grille
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As I struggle to stride determinedly, my older, wiser friend keeps up this patter. “I hear the snakes were so rife last week, they’d pitch them into a mound of dead meat. Ball up the bills in your sweaty, little palm. Strike while the iron’s hot!
“And don’t dare make the error Willie’s cousin did last year. As he turned tail upon approaching The Dugout Grille, looking all green around the gills. He’s still in a slump to this very day, you know? Don’t you balk!” The smell of mesquite smoke is by now unmistakable in our nostrils.
As the cooks windup the day, up I walk to their window. “I’ll take a plate of fresh habanera-batter snake.