Friday, June 29, 2007

A Sad Day Indeed

I have no idea exactly when this happened, but it came to my attention today that Guthrie’s is no longer in Athens, GA: either location, Baxter or East Athens/Cedar Shoals.

I almost cried.

That place was a fucking institution, how could it have perished? Even stranger, how can it survive as a company with franchises in 4 states but close it’s doors in A-Town?

I am personally very sad that whole new generations of University Of Georgia students will not know the wonder of 5000 calorie GutBoxes as a part of their UGA experience. I think my first 2 years in Russell & Creswell I probably spent as much time sitting in the booths at Guthrie's on Baxter as I did in the Library.

Damn that shit was good.

They even had the crushed/shaved ice that us ice crunchers love so much, and made sweet tea taste even better than with regular ice.

This is even worse than not having Chick-Fil-A readily available on a daily basis.

I'm off to find some The Cure to listen to to appropriately channel my melancholy.


"Remembering you, how you used to be,
so proud you were angels, so much more than everything..."

That is all.

***Update***

My sister was kind enough to remind me that it's even worse than I originally thought: there are still not 1, but three Guthrie's in the center of hell Auburn, Alabama. That's almost as bad as losing to them in football. Almost.

4 comments:

DC Trojan said...

Having a nearby Chik-fil-a is something of a mixed blessing. There's one about 3 minutes' drive from my office, and a couple more within about 15 minutes of the soon-to-be-former Casa DC Trojan... but now that I am in my late 30's, all that deep fried goodness has to be rationed a bit.

Kanu said...

CFA sandwich only has 16g fat and 410 calories, which is pretty good as fast food goes, especially as good as those damn things taste.

Just mix in some grilled chicken sandwiches: 3.5g fat, 270 calories.

As quick food goes, it's about as good as it gets:

http://www.chick-fil-a.com/MenuTable.asp

Snacho said...

I am not sure which is worse. Guthie's not in Athens but in Are-bun or not in Athens but seeing Guthies in some place in the middle of butt fuckin nowhere.

First Stevirino's(sp?) now Guthies. What next? No more Coke with my bourbon?

Kanu said...

Fucking hell, Steverino's is gone too?

Damn.