Today I pulled into this Gas Station I go to near ELA College on Atlantic Ave. & Chavez. (on the intersection where I can find some fave food joints I’ve frequented in the past, The Old Van De Kamps Cafe, The Hat, Hawaii Island BBQ, there’s even a Boston Market down the street that I like sometimes.) Normally, I just pay at the pump at this gas station and drive away, but today was different. The card swipe machine wasn’t working and I was obliged to see the cashier inside. So I walk in and…..Holy Egg Rolls!!!
Not only did they have the usual candy, chips, Gatorade & Lotto tickets, they also had a FULL ON CHINESE FAST FOOD RESTAURANT! CHINGAO!– I’ve never seen this kind of setup at a Gas Station before,…….you’ll please excuse the shaky look of the photos, but I just sort of whipped out the camera and started shooting undercover style!
Looking over to the side, I noticed this Chinese Vato was going to town, stirring a Giant Wok near the Snapple/Evian Water display case. (you can see him on the left edge of the photo) I was mesmerized, but I did what any civilized person would do at this point. I ordered some Chow Mein and Egg Rolls. After waiting my turn in line at the cashier (everybody seemed to be buying Lotto tickets today) I paid for my food & gas. As I walked out I noticed a large display case full of a wide variety of Deli Sandwiches for sale. Wow! These guys really know how to diversify. Hey– during La Crisis, you gotta do what you gotta do, and I admired their Spunk!.. Their Eggrolls,….not so much…..